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OF  THE 


SCOTTISH    HISTORY  SOCIETY 


NEW    SERIES 

VOL. 
I 


LADY    GRISELL    BAILLIE'S 
HOUSEHOLD    BOOK 


October  1911 


LADY    GRISELL    BAILLIE, 

AGED    69. 


(From  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstain,  probably  by  Maria  Verelst.) 


AUG  221945 

THE 

HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  OF 
LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  "^ 

1692-1733 


Edited,  with  Notes  and  Introduction,  by 
ROBERT  SCOTT-MON CRIEFF,  W.S. 


GENEALOGICAL  SOCIETY 

OF  THE  CHURCM  OF  JESUS  CHRIST 
OF  LAnEP-OAV  SAIMT»v 

EDINBURGH  o^^o^'> 

Printed  at  the  University  Press  by  T.  and  A.  Constable 

for  the  Scottish  History  Society 

1911 


^'T^^- 


CONTENTS 


INTRODUCTION,   . 

Extracts  from  Household  Books — 
Sundry  Disbursements, 
Housekeeping,    . 
Servants,     . 
Household  Furniture, 
Clothing,    . 
Business  Charges, 
Horsekeeping,    . 
Estate  Management, 
Expenses  of  Garden, 
Doctors  and  Surgeons, 
Small  Payments, 
Brothers'  and  Sisters'  Accounts, 
Expenses  of  Mrs.  Baillie's  Funeral, 

Sketch  of  Life  of  Robert  Baillie,    . 
Memoranda  and  Directions  to  Servants, 
Bills  of  Fare,   ..... 
Note  of  Supplies  consumed  at  Mellerstain, 
Expenses  of  a  Visit  to  Bath, 


PAGE 

ix 


1 

61 
117 
164 
188 
218 
225 
236 
251 
255 
257 
261 
267 

269 
27S 
281 
304 
306 


vi      HOUSE  BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

PACE 

Expenses  of  Foreign  Tour,         ......       309 

Memoranda  as  to  Foreign  Travel,    .....       384- 

APPENDICES— 

I.   State    showing    articles  mentioned   in  accounts 
with  prices  then  and  now, 

n.  Statement  as  to  Servants'  Wages, 

III.  Note  of  Fees  in  connection  with  Education, 

IV.  Tables  of  Money  and  Measures, 
V.  Note  as  to  Salary  and  Wages, 

VI.  Genealogical  Table,   ..... 


GLOSSARY,     . 
INDEX,    . 


411 
418 
420 
421 
428 
430 

431 
433 


LIST    OF    ILLUSTRATIONS 


Lady  Grisell  Baillie,  age  69,    .  .  .  . 

From  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstain,  probably  by  Maria  Verelst. 


Frontispiece 


Robert  Baillie  of  Jerviswood, 


.    To  face  page      xi 


Rachel  Johnston,  wife  of  Robert  Baillie  of  Jervis- 
wood,  ,  •  .  .  .  •        t} 

From  a  Portrait  by  John  Scougall  at  Mellerstain. 

George    Baillie    of    Jerviswood    and    his    Daughter 

vtRISELL,  *  •  •  •  •  .  y^ 

From,  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstain. 

Book  Plate  of  George  Baillie  of  Jerviswood,       .        „ 

Lady  Murray,  aged  33,  .  .  .  •       )> 

From  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstain  by  Maria  Verelst. 

Lady  Binning,  aged  29,  .  .  .  •       )> 

From  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstain  by  Maria  Verelst. 
Lord  Binning,  .  .  .  ,  •       ,> 

From  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstain. 

'Grisie'  and  'Rachie'  Baillie,  aged  6  and  2 
respectively,  .  .  .  .  •       }} 

From,  a  Picture  at  Mellerstain  by  John  Scougall. 

Sampler  at  Mellerstain,  worked  under  the  Direc- 
tions OF  Miss  Menzies.  The  animals  are  copied 
from  a  book  which  belonged  to  Miss  Menzies,  and 
is  still  at  Mellerstain,  ,  .  ,  •       ,> 

The    Right    Hon.    Patrick    Hume,    Earl   of   March- 
MONT,  ....... 

From  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstain. 


Xll 


XIX 


XXVI 


,,    xxvni 

„  xl 

,,      xliii 

xlv 


xJvii 


ixxix 


INTRODUCTION 

This  volume  forms  one  of  a  series  of  publications  issued 
by  the  Scottish  History  Society  dealing  with  household 
expenditure  during  the  seventeenth  and  eighteenth  cen- 
turies, and  goes  far  to  fill  the  hiatus  in  years  between  the 
Foulis  Book  ^  and  the  Ochtertyre  Book.^  For  this  reason 
alone  it  would  serve  a  useful  purpose,  but  considerably 
more  than  this  is  claimed  for  it.  In  the  first  place,  it  deals 
with  a  much  wider  range  of  subject-matter  than  is  usually 
included  in  what  are  termed  '  House  Books,'  taking  these 
words  in  their  ordinary  acceptation.  To  a  certain  extent, 
therefore,  its  title  is  inadequate.  In  the  second  place, 
owing  to  the  various  changes  of  residence  of  the  family 
with  which  it  deals,  it  affords  an  opportunity  of  contrasting 
the  expenses  of  living  in  the  country  with  those  of  living 
in  a  close  in  the  High  Street  of  Edinburgh,  and  again  of 
comparing  these  with  the  expenses  of  living  in  London, 
in  Bath,  and  on  the  Continent.  In  the  third  place,  it 
gives  us  memoranda  as  to  the  duties  of  servants,  as  to  the 
arrangement  of  the  dinner-table,  as  to  travelling,  and  as 
to  many  other  matters  of  interest.  And  lastly,  it  brings 
us  indirectly  into  touch  with  a  remarkably  interesting 
group  of  people,  whether  viewed  socially,  politically,  or 
intellectually,  who  were  well  known  in  their  day  and 
generation,  and  whose  history  it  is  a  pleasure  to  study. 
The  Baillies  of  Jerviswood  were  cadets  of  the  Baillies 


^   The  Account  Book  of  Sir  John  Foulis  of  Ravelston,  1671-1707. 
-  Ochtertyre  House  Booke  of  Accomps,  1737-1739. 


X      HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

of  St.  John's  Kirk,  who  in  their  turn  were  cadets  of  the 
BailHes  of  Lamington,  '  the  original  BaHiols,'  according  to 
Lord  Foimtainhall.  The  first  Baillie  of  Jerviswood  was 
George  BailHe,  second  son  of  BaiUie  of  St.  John's  Kirk,^ 
and  grandfather  of  Lady  Grisell's  husband.  As  was  then 
common,  he  entered  into  trade,  duly  compeared  before 
Thomas  Inglis,  Dean  of  Guild  of  the  City  of  Edinburgh, 
and  others,  on  8th  September  1613,  '  sufficientlie  armit 
with  ane  furnisht  hagbut,'  and  was  sworn  in  as  a  '  Mer- 
chant Burgess  '  of  the  city.  What  he  traded  in  it  is 
impossible  to  say,  but  he  at  least  owned  a  share  in  a 
ship  to  which  he  had  succeeded  through  his  first  wife 
Christian  Vorie.^  This  lady,  who  was  the  illegitimate  ^ 
daughter  of  John  Vorie  in  Balbaird,  died  without  issue 
on  7th  October  1628.  George  Baillie  throve,  became  a 
town  councillor*  in  1631,  purchased  in  1636  the  lands 
of  Jerviswood  in  Lanarkshire  from  the  family  of 
Livingston,  and  in  1643  the  estate  of  Mellerstain  in 
Berwickshire  from  Andrew  Edmonston  of  Ednem.  The 
titles  to  these  properties,  along  with  his  '  best  clothes  ' 
and  his  '  silver  and  goldsmyth  work,'  were  '  all  totallie 
burnt '  in  August  1645,  '  the  tyme  of  that  Lament- 
able fyre  that  was  then  in  Edinburgh,'  they  being 
contained  in  '  ane  trunk  and  ane  kist '  in  the  house  of 
James  Baillie,  INIerchant  Burgess  of  Edinburgh,  which  was 
'  totallie  burnt '  (Act  of  Parliament,  1647). 

It  was  probably  before  1636  that  he  had  made  his 
second  marriage — that  \\ith  Margaret  Johnston,  daughter 
of    James    Johnston,    Merchant   Burgess   of    Edinburgh, 


'  Reg.  Mag.  Sig.,  14th  June  1647. 

-  Edinbtirgh  Comviissariot  Testaments,  24th  December  1623. 

'  Letters  of  legitimisation  granted  to  Christian  Vorie,  natural  daughter  of  the 
late  John  Vorie  in  Balbaird,  spouse  of  George  Baillie,  Merchant  Burgess  of 
Edinburgh. — Reg.  Mag.  Sig.,  7th  July  1625. 

*  Reg.  Mag.  Sig.,  25th  March  1631. 


ROBERT    BAILLIE    OF    JERVISWOOD. 


INTRODUCTION  xi 

and  sister  of    Sir  Archibald    Johnston,   Lord    Wariston, 
by  whom  he  had  several  children,  namely : — 

1.  John  Baillie,  who  predeceased  him. 

2.  Robert  Baillie,  who  succeeded  him. 

3.  Archibald  Baillie. 

4.  Captain  George  Baillie  of  Mannerhall. 

5.  Captain  James  Baillie  of  the  City  Guard  of  Edinburgh. 

6.  Christian  Baillie. 

7.  Elizabeth  Baillie,^  was  married  to  Mr.  James  Kirkton, 
-at  one  time  minister  of  Merton,  afterwards  of  the  Tolbooth, 
Edinburgh,  31st  December  1657  {Edinburgh  Register  of 
Marriages). 

8.  Rachel  Baillie,  was  married  first  to  Mr.  Andrew  Gray, 
one  of  the  ministers  of  Glasgow  ;  second,  to  Mr.  George 
Hutcheson,  at  one  time  minister  in  Edinburgh,  afterwards 
in  Irvine. 

George  Baillie  probably  died  early  in  1646,  for  the 
'  Account  of  the  Annual  Rents  belonging  to  the  Children 
-of  George  Baillie  '  begins  in  March  of  that  year.  He  was 
succeeded  by  his  eldest  surviving  son  Robert.  A  sketch 
of  the  life  of  this  remarkable  man  will  be  found  on  p.  269. 
The  original  is  not  in  the  handwriting  of  Lady  Grisell, 
but  it  is  endorsed  by  her  '  My  father-in-law.'  As  will 
be  seen  from  this  sketch,  Robert  Baillie  first  came  into 
the  clutches  of  the  law  in  1676,  tlirough  rescuing  his 
brother-in-law,  the  Rev.  James  Kirkton,  from  the  hands 
of  Captain  Carstairs.  The  story  is  a  curious  one,  and  will 
be  found  fully  set  forth  in  volume  forty-four  of  the  Pro- 
ceedings of  the  Society  of  Antiquaries  of  Scotland.  The 
result  of  the  trial  was  that  Baillie  was  fined  £500  sterling,^ 


1  This  lady's  name  is  erroneously  given  in  Scott's  Fasit  Ecclesia  as  '  Grisell.' 
Both  Kirkton  and  Hutcheson  suffered  for  their  principles,  the  latter  on  one 
occasion  being  fined  half  a  year's  stipend  for  not  keeping  the  Anniversary  of 
the  Restoration. 

■^  This  fine,  or  at  least  a  considerable  part  of  it,  was  subsequently  remitted  by 
the  Earl  of  Lauderdale. 


xii   HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

and  incarcerated  in  the  Edinburgh  Tolbooth.  It  was 
during  his  confinement  at  this  time  that  his  son  George 
Baillie  first  made  the  acquaintance  of  his  future  wife,  then 
Grisell  Hume,  aged  twelve,  the  eldest  daughter  of  Sir 
Patrick  Hume,  afterwards  Earl  of  Marchmont.  Sir 
Patrick  was  anxious  to  communicate  with  Jerviswood,  ta 
whom  he  was  deeply  attached,  and  in  order  to  avoid 
suspicion  sent  his  little  daughter  from  Redbraes,  his 
country  seat,  to  execute  this  dangerous  and  delicate  com- 
mission. She  succeeded  so  well  '  that  from  that  time 
her  hardships  began,  from  the  confidence  was  put  in  her 
and  the  activity  she  naturally  had  far  beyond  her  age  in 
executing  whatever  she  was  intrusted  with.' 

When  Robert  Baillie  was  arrested  in  1683  for  high 
treason,  he  was  residing  in  London,  and  was  accordingly 
first  confined  in  the  Tower.  As  his  condemnation  bv  an 
English  court  would  only  have  entailed  forfeiture  of  his 
movable  estate,  it  was  resolved  to  send  him  and  his  fellow- 
countrymen  in  misfortune  to  Scotland,  where  their  heritable 
estates  could  also  be  confiscated.  The  prisoners  were 
accordingly  shipped  north,  and  we  have  the  following 
pathetic  note  as  to  her  husband's  arrest  and  journey  to 
Scotland  in  the  handwriting  of  Mrs.  Baillie.  It  is  con- 
tained in  a  small  commonplace-book  of  her  husband's, 
and  has  for  convenience  been  divided  into  sentences. 

We  war  Led  in  presen  by  en  order  from  his  Majest,  writer  of 
it  S""  Lyen  Jenkins,  detted  27  of  Joun  1683. 

Last  OcV  1683. 
We  cam  from  London  by  the  Kings  yach  called  the  Kettchen 
yach,  on  Capten  Croo  our  skipcr  and  on  scrgcn  histinns,  12 
sogers,  all  of  the  Kings  owen  foot  gard.  We  was  sheped  open 
the  Last  of  Ocf^  and  had  a  very  dengerowes  Jarny,  and  cam 
to  Lcth  opon  14  day  of  Novb'',  when  11  gcntellmen  was  garded 
w'  horse  and  foott,  the  prcseners  being  in  coshs  ontill  they 
cam  to  the  Netherbow  ell,  and  then  Mager  Whett  cam  from 
the  Chansler  and  traserer  and  commanded  them  to  go  on  foot- 


RACHEL    JOHNSTON 

WIFE  OF   ROBERT   BAILLIE   OF  JERVISWOOD 


{From  a  Portrait  by  Joint  Scougall  at  Mellentain. ) 


INTRODUCTION  xiii 

and  so  they  did,  garded  w*  hors  and  foot,  to  the  ToUboth, 
where  thay  ar  keeped  geloss.  The  end  of  Des*"  we  got  in  twes 
wt  S*'  Will  petterson  and  pettrick  Menzies,  Clark  to  the  Counscll. 
Then  in  Jan'"  I  got  in  tow  days  wt  a  keeper,  then  being  stoped 
agen  in  f eb"^  I  got  in  ones  a  day  or  more  wt  on  of  the  good  men. 
We  got  opon  dors  preson  dors  upon  18  Aprell  1684.  Thay  war 
med  clos  presoner  in  Jully  24  opon  a  thursday,  and  w*in  8  dayes 
my  husband  fell  very  sik  and  was  put  clos  in  a  rume  alone  and 
keeped  ther  un'ell  he  was  allmost  ded  and  opon  the  14  Agust 
my  sister  was  Let  in  to  him  and  3  dayes  after  I  myself  was 
Lett  in  and  stayed  18  dayes  w*  him,  and  we  was  taken  from 
him  when  non  wold  have  toght  he  could  heve  Lived  en  houre 
and  he  stayed  Loked  op  tell  the  six  of  novbir  all  a  Lone. 

The  trial  and  its  result  are  too  well  known  to  require 
more  than  a  passing  notice  here.  Jerviswood,  who  had 
been  desperately  ill  in  prison,  Avas  carried  to  court  in  his 
'  night  gown,'  ^  and  driven  to  execution  a  few  hours  after 
sentence  had  been  pronounced.  Wodrow  reports  that 
he  said  to  his  son  George,  who  had  been  recalled  from  his 
studies  abroad,  '  If  ye  have  a  strong  heart  ye  may  go  and 
see  me  nagled  ;  but  if  ye  have  not  a  heart  for  it  ye  may 
stay  away.'  From  what  Lady  Murray  says  in  her  Memoirs 
he  appears  to  have  gone,  but  whether  he  remained  with 
his  aunt  Mrs.  Graden  to  see  the  body  '  cut  in  coupons  and 
oyled  and  tarred  '  is  nowhere  mentioned.  Lady  Murray, 
however,  states  that  his  mother  and  aunts  said  '  that  it 
ever  after  gave  that  grave,  silent,  thoughtful  turn  to  his 
temper  which  before  that  time  was  not  natural  to  him.' 
It  also  gave  him  what  was  by  no  means  so  common  at 
that  period,  namely,  feelings  of  compassion  towards  his 
political  opponents  when  the  wheel  of  fortune  placed  some 
of  them  in  the  same  position  in  which  his  father  had  been. 
After  the  '  '15,'  when  he  was  a  Lord  of  the  Treasury,  and 
at  a  time  when  to  speak  his  mind  might  easily  have 
damaged  his  position,  he  publicly  '  declared  himself  for 

^  See  p.  Ixxi. 


xiv  HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

mercy  to  the  poor  unhappy  sufferers  by  the  rebellion,' 
and  began  a  long  Parliamentary  speech  '  by  sapng  that 
he  had  been  bred  in  the  School  of  affliction  which  had 
instructed  him  in  both  the  reasonableness  and  necessity 
of  showing  mercy  to  others  in  the  like  circumstances.' 
As  his  accounts  show,  he  did  more  than  talk,  for  there  are 
several  entries  of  payments  made  to  the  unfortunate 
prisoners  taken  at  Preston.  '  To  the  Laird  of  Wedder- 
burn  when  in  Prison,  £5  '  ;  'To  James  Hume  of  Aiton  My 
Ld  Humes  brother,  £l.  Is.  6d  '  ;  'To  Mrs.  Hume  White- 
field,  £l,  Is.  6d.,'  wife  of  Hume  of  WTiitefield,  and  to  others 
— thus  confirming  Lady  Murray's  statement  as  to  his 
helping  '  the  wives,  sisters,  and  other  relations  and  friends 
of  the  poor  prisoners.'  That  Lord  Kenmore's  body  was 
handed  to  his  relatives  instead  of  to  the  surgeons  for 
dissection  was  entirely  owing  to  his  intervention  and 
foresight. 

His  conduct  to  these  unfortunates  is  made  even  more 
remarkable  by  the  fact  '  that  they  plundered  several 
gentlemen's  country  seats  (particularly  the  houses  of  Sir 
John  Pringle  of  Stitchell  and  Mr.  Baillie  of  Jerviswood) 
carry 'd  away  what  peuther  they  could  get  to  melt  down 
for  Bullets,  destroyed  their  corn,  etc'  ^ 

Robert  Baillie  cannot  have  been  much  over  fifty,  ^  if  so 
old,  at  the  time  of  his  death.  Lord  Fountainhall  in  his 
Chronological  Notes  describes  him  as  being  a  '  huffy  proud 
man  *  who  '  huffed  a  little  that  he  should  be  esteemed 
guilty  of  any  design  against  the  life  of  the  King  or  his 
brother  whereof  he  purged  himself  as  he  hoped  for  mercy.' 
He   was   survived   by   his   widow   and   by   the   following 


'  TAe  History  of  the  Rebellion  raised  against  King  George,  etc.  (1715),  by 
Peter  Rae,  17 18. 

2  His  father's  first  wife  died  on  7th  October  1628,  and  as  he  was  the  second 
son  of  his  father's  second  marriage,  he  cannot  have  been  older  than  fifty-three, 
and  was  probably  a  little  younger. 


INTRODUCTION  xv 

children,  who  were  all  born  at  Jerviswood  Tower,  which 
he  made  his  residence  : — 

George,  who  succeeded  him,  born  16th  March  1664. 

Archibald,  born  15th  April  1665. 

Robert,  born  4th  July  1666. 

William,  born  24th  January  1669. 

Rachel,  born  3rd  April  1671,  married  Dundas  of  Breast- 
milne,  Linlithgowshire. 

James,  born  9th  June  1673. 

John,  born  14th  March  1675,  died  1717.  His  funeral 
cost  £11,  16s.  6d.  (see  p.  59). 

Helen,  born  July  1676,  married  John  Hay,  Writer  in 
Edinburgh,  died  in  1717. 

Elizabeth,  born  25th  September  1677,  married  Mr. 
Robert  Weems  of  Graingemuir,  made  Collector  at  Alloa 
March  1717. 

Robert  Baillie's  execution  took  place  on  24th  December 
1684,  and  while  his  head  was  exhibited  on  the  Netherbow 
Port  of  the  city  of  Edinburgh,  his  quarters  were  exposed 
on  the  Tolbooths  of  Jedburgh,  Lanark,  Ayr,  and  Glasgow. 
The  quarter  which  was  sent  to  Lanark  Tolbooth,  not  a 
mile  from  liis  own  house  of  Jerviswood,  remained  but  a 
short  time  in  its  position,  for  '  a  band  of  young  men, 
headed  by  a  certain  yeoman  named  William  Leishman, 
came  and  stole  it  away  for  burial.'  ^  This  Leishman's  son 
and  namesake  was  afterwards  sent  to  college  by  the 
Jerviswood  family  out  of  gratitude  for  this  service,  and 
eventually  became  Principal  Leishman  of  Glasgow  Uni- 
versity. 

The  execution  of  Robert  Baillie  made  it  evident  to  his 
old  friend  Sir  Patrick  Hume  that  if  he  wished  to  preserve 
his  life  he  had  better  get  out  of  Scotland  as  soon  as  possible. 
The  story  of  Sir  Patrick's  concealment  and  subsequent 


^  A  Son  of  Knox,  and  other  Studies^  hy].  F.  Leishman,  1909. 


xviii  HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

a  mild  gamble,  as  the  numerous  entries  in  the  London 
accounts  show. 

On  his  return  to  Scotland  Baillie  found  himself  in  a 
very  different  position  from  that  in  which  he  had  been 
when  he  fled  the  country.  The  Whigs  and  Presbyterians 
were  all-powerful.  His  father  and  his  grandfather — Lord 
Wariston — were  regarded  as  martyrs  for  the  cause  ;  his 
uncle  James  Johnston  had  been  appointed  Secretary  of 
State  for  Scotland  ;  and  his  first  cousin  once  removed, 
IMr.  Gilbert  Burnet,  afterwards  Bishop  of  Salisbury,  was 
now  King  William's  chaplain.  It  is  not  surprising,  there- 
fore, that  he  was  at  once  elected  one  of  the  four  members 
returned  by  the  county  of  Berwick  to  the  Convention  of 
Estates  ;  that  he  was  appointed  a  Commissioner  of  Supply 
for  that  county  and  also  for  Lanarkshire  ;  that  his  estates 
were  restored  to  him;  and  that  he  was  made  Receiver- 
General  of  Scotland,  a  post  which  brought  him  in  £300 
a  year,  a  good  salary  for  those  days.  His  prospects 
were  now  such  as  to  entitle  him  to  ask  for  the  hand 
of  Grisell  Hume  from  her  father,  who  in  December  1690 
had  been  created  Lord  Polwarth.  The  young  people 
had  always  been  deeply  attached,  and  they  were  married 
at  Redbraes,  the  seat  of  the  Humes,  on  17th  September 
1691.  It  was  an  ideal  union.  '  They  never  had  the 
shadow  of  a  quarrel  or  misunderstanding  or  dryness 
betwixt  them,  not  for  a  moment.'  '  He  never  went  abroad 
but  she  went  to  the  window  to  look  after  him  ;  and  so  she 
did  that  very  day  he  fell  ill  the  last  time  he  was  abroad, 
never  taking  her  eyes  from  him  as  long  as  he  was  in  sight.' 

It  is  from  about  a  year  after  the  date  of  the  marriage 
that  the  accounts  begin  to  be  kept,  but  before  referring 
to  them  it  is  necessary  for  their  proper  appreciation  to 
say  a  few  words  regarding  George  Baillie's  position, 
political  and  social. 

It  has  been  already  stated,  that  Baillie  sat  in  Parliament 


GEORGE    BAILLIE   OF  JERVISWOOD    AND    HIS 
DAUGHTER    GRISELL. 


(From  a  Portrait  at  Meller stain.') 


INTRODUCTION  xix 

as  one  of  the  members  for  Berwickshire,  of  course  as  a 
Whig  ;  but  he  was  by  no  means  the  sort  of  man  to  vote 
bhndly  for  the  '  Court  Party,'  however  much  that  might  be 
to  his  interest.  When,  therefore,  questions  arose  in  Parha- 
ment  regarding  the  affairs  of  the  unfortunate  '  Company 
trading  to  Africa  and  the  Indies,'  better  known  as  the  Darien 
Company,  in  which  he  held  £1000  of  stock,  and  of  which 
he  was  a  director,  he  was  one  of  those  who,  deeply  resent- 
ing the  interference  of  England,  joined  the  new  '  Country 
Party  '  which  was  then  formed.^  Of  this  party  Baillie 
was  one  of  the  leaders,  and  '  gained  a  great  reputation 
by  standing  so  stiffly  by  the  interests  of  his  country.'  ^ 
So  much  so,  that  when  in  1703,  a  year  after  the  accession 
of  Anne,  a  new  Parliament  was  called,  Baillie  was  returned 
as  member  for  the  shires  of  both  Berwick  and  Lanark. 
Electing  to  sit  for  the  latter,  he  continued  to  represent  this 
constituency  until  his  retirement  in  1725.  The  Sessions 
that  followed  were  most  momentous  ones,  embracing  the 
long  struggle  that  preceded  the  passing  of  the  Treaty  of 
Union,  but  it  is  unnecessary  here  to  trace  the  prominent 
parts  played  by  the  '  Country  Party  '  and  subsequently 
by  the  '  Squadrone  Volante  '  in  that  fight,  as  they  are 
well  known.  Baillie  was  in  the  forefront  of  the  battle. 
He  was  one  of  the  three  representatives  sent  by  the 
'  Country  Party  '  to  set  their  views  before  Queen  Anne, 
was  made  Lord  Treasurer  Depute  in  the  short-lived 
Tweeddale  Administration  and  a  member  of  the  Privy 
Council,  and,  in  short,  was  '  by  far  the  most  significant 
man  '  of  the  '  Squadrone  Volante,'  '  to  whom  he  was  a 
kind  of  dictator.'  ^  The  position  occupied  by  Baillie  at 
this  time  is  well  shown  in  the  Jerviswood  Correspondence, 
where  we  read  the  private  views  of  the  three  leaders  of 


^  George  Ridpath's  Accotoit  of  the  Proceedings  of  the  Parliament  of  Scotland^ 
1703. 
2  Lockhart  Papers.  3  j^j^^ 


XX  HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

the  '  Squadrone  Volante,'  viz.  of  Secretary  Johnston, 
that  '  shrewd  cunning  fellow  '  ;  of  the  Earl  of  Roxburgh, 
'  the  best  accomplished  young  man  of  quality  in  Europe  '  ; 
and  of  Baillie  of  Jerviswood,  '  the  morose,  proud  and 
severe,  but  of  a  profound  solid  judgment.'  ^  We  see  how, 
step  by  step,  they  were  driven  to  the  conclusion  that  the 
only  way  to  ensure  the  Hanoverian  Succession,  the  Presby- 
terian form  of  worship,  and  equal  trading  rights  with 
England  was  by  an  absolute  union  with  her  ;  they  had  no 
love  for  union  in  itself,  seeing  clearly  what  it  entailed ; 
but  it  seemed  to  them  to  be  the  least  of  the  many  evils 
that  hovered  over  Scotland.  The  '  Squadrone  Volante  * 
has  been  accused  of  venality  ;  but  these  letters  make  it 
clear  that,  while  in  the  manner  of  the  time  the  leaders 
had  a  keen  eye  to  their  own  interests,  and  hoped  to  be 
eventually  rewarded  for  the  course  they  adopted,  still  in 
making  up  their  minds  to  that  course  they  conscientiously 
considered,  in  the  first  instance,  the  interests  of  their 
country. 

That  the  Treaty  of  Union  could  not  have  been  passed 
without  the  help  of  the  '  Squadrone  Volante  '  was  fully 
recognised  ;  and  it  was  therefore  not  unnatural  that  Baillie 
should  be  one  of  the  selected  members  who  sat  for  Scot- 
land in  the  fkst  Union  Parliament,  and  that  he  should 
be  rewarded  for  his  services  by  being  appointed  one 
of  the  Commissioners  of  Trade  with  a  salary  of  £1000 
per  annum.  The  duties  of  this  post  he  was  eminently 
capable  of  discharging,  as  he  had  been  a  member  of  the 
important  Council  of  Trade,  which  before  the  Union  had 
reported  on  the  exports  and  imports  of  Scotland. 

The  first  elected  United  Parliament  met  in  November 
1708,  and  in  this  Baillie  sat,  as  formerly,  for  the  county 
of  Lanark.     Then  followed  the  Queen's  quarrel  with  the 


'  Lockhart  Papers. 


INTRODUCTION  xxi 

IMarlboroughs,  the  ousting  of  Her  Majesty's  Whig  ad- 
visers, the  election  of  1710,  with  the  return  to  Parha- 
ment  of  a  large  Tory  majority.  Baillie,  however,  retained 
his  seat,  and  in  connection  with  his  so  doing  his  daughter 
writes  :  '  As  he  never  liked  making  court  to  any  minister 
when  there  was  anything  he  thought  proper  for  him 
to  represent  he  always  had  a  private  audience  of 
the  Queen,  who  shewed  so  great  a  personal  favour  for 
him,  that,  on  the  change  of  her  ministry  in  the  end  of  her 
reign,  she  kept  him  in  office  a  year  after  the  rest  of  his 
party  were  turned  out,  and  when  they  prevailed  to  have 
him  removed,  they  pressed  her  to  give  some  orders  they 
thought  necessary  to  hinder  him  of  his  election,  which 
she  absolutely  refused.' 

If  Scotland  had  good  reason  to  object  to  the  treatment 
it  had  received  at  the  hands  of  a  Whig  Government,  it  had 
still  more  reason  to  resent  what  was  meted  out  to  it  by 
the  now  victorious  Tory  party.  Both  parties  in  Scotland 
were  exasperated  by  one  or  more  of  the  measures  passed 
by  Parliament,  and  even  amongst  the  staunchest  Whigs 
there  was  a  feeling  that  the  Union  had  been  a  failure  and 
should  be  repealed.  Indeed  there  was  made  by  the 
Scottish  members  a  movement  in  this  direction,  in  which 
Baillie  to  a  qualified  extent  joined.^  The  question  even 
got  the  length  of  being  raised  in  the  Lords,  but  it  was 
unsuccessful  and,  as  it  was  not  thought  advisable  to  bring 
it  forward  in  the  Commons,  it  accordingly  fizzled  out. 
This  result  was  in  no  ways  diie  to  the  want  of  Parliamentary 
sympathy  for  the  Scottish  Jacobite  party,  who  had  always 
been  opposed  to  the  Union,  for  the  Tories  made  little  or 
no  concealment  of  their  intention  to  attempt  the  restora- 
tion of  the  Stuarts  upon  Anne's  death.  So  fully  was  this 
recognised  by  the  Whigs,  that,  resolving  to  resist  to  the 


^  Lockhart  Papers. 


xxii    HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

death,  they  prepared  themselves  for  civil  war.  Societies  were 
formed  of  those  favouring  the  Hanoverian  Succession,  and 
meetings  were  held  to  arrange  for  organised  resistance 
and  for  the  purchase  of  arms.  That  Baillie  took  his  share 
in  these  warlike  preparations  is  shown  by  the  following 
entries  in  his  accounts  : — 

1714.  15  May  For  a  gun  and  30  swords  £4  and  for 

packing  4s.  6d.        .  .  .£446 

18  Sept.  For  29  guns  and  Bagginets  ,      18     4     lyV 

For  a  barrill  powder  weighe  7h 
stone     .  .  .  .  .368 

One  cannot  help  wondering  if  these  arms  fell  into  the 
hands  of  the  Highlanders  when  they  looted  Mellerstain 
in  the  '  '15.' 

Mercifully  for  the  peace  of  the  country,  Queen  Anne's 
sudden  death  on  1st  August  1714  threw  out  the  calcula- 
tions of  the  Jacobites,  and  before  they  had  time  to  rally 
George  had  been  proclaimed  king  and  had  landed  in 
England. 

On  his  arrival  there  naturally  ensued  a  complete 
change  in  Government,  the  Whigs  once  again  being 
all-powerful.i  Of  Baillie's  position  at  this  period  Lady 
Murray  writes:  'Upon  the  accession  of  King  George 
the  First  he  was  made  one  of  the  Lords  of  the  Admir- 
alty,- and  soon  after  one  of  the  Lords  of  the  Treasury,^ 
without  his  ever  soliciting  or  asking  for  either  of  them; 
and  had  no  thought  nor  expectation  of  being  in  the 
Treasury  when  the  Earl  of  Stanhope,  then  at  the  head  of 
it,  sent  him  orders  to  come  and  take  his  place  at  the 
Board.  There  he  continued  till  at  his  own  earnest  desire 
he  laid  down  in  the  year  1725  against  the  opinion  and 

'  'The  chief  men  in  place  are  the  Speaker,  Sir  Richard  Onslow,  Mr. 
Boscawen,  Mr.  Aislaby,  Mr.  Smith,  Mr.  Lechmere,  Mr.  Bayley,  Mr.  Putteney, 
Mr.  Stanhope.'— (?«  i/ie  State  of  Party  at  the  Accession  of  George  /.,  by  Mr. 
Wort  ley. 

■  Salary  ^looo  per  annum.  3  Salary  ;^l6oo  per  annum. 


INTRODUCTION  xxiii 

entreaties  of  all  his  friends,  and  even  the  King  desired  him 
to  continue  and  was  a  year  before  he  accepted  his  demis- 
sion.' ^  If  Lady  Mmray  is  correct  in  the  latter  part  of 
this  statement,  Baillie  was  more  fortunate  than  the  other 
members  of  his  party,  who  in  1725  were  all  turned  out  of 
their  posts  by  Walpole  for  not  being  sufficiently  sub- 
servient to  the  English  view  of  Scottish  polic3^  Be  that 
as  it  may,  he  ceased  after  the  year  1725  to  take  a  part 
in  public  affairs,  and  devoted  himself  to  the  education 
of  his  grandchildren,  and  to  '  constant  meditation,  con- 
templation and  prayer.'  He  died  at  Oxford  on  6th  August 
1738,  at  the  age  of  seventy-five,  and  was  buried  at  Meller- 
stain  in  the  private  burial-ground  prepared  by  himself^ 
'  At  one  and  the  same  time  he  was  a  most  zealous  patriot, 
a  very  able  statesman,  and  a  most  perfect  Christian. 

His  courage  was  undaunted  and  his  patience  immovable  ; 
his  piety  unfeigned  and  his  truth  exact  to  the  greatest 
precision.'  ^ 

In  addition  to  his  political  work,  Baillie,  as  was  but 
natural,  took  a  deep  interest  in  the  affairs  of  the  Church 
of  Scotland.  He  was  chosen  as  representative  elder  to 
the  General  Assembly  for  the  parish  of  Earlston,  in  which 
Mellerstain  lies,  and  this  position  he  held  for  many 
years,  attending  the  Assembly  with  characteristic  regu- 
larity. "When  resident  in  Edinburgh  he  had  a  loft 
in  that  part  of  St.  Giles  known  as  the  Tolbooth,  for 
which  he  paid  £l,  10s.  a  year,  and  when  in  England 
he  '  continued  steadily  in  his  own  Church  and  princi- 
ples,'   having    a  pew  in  King's   Street   Chapel,   London, 


'  He  retired  on  a  pension  of  ;i{^i6oo  per  annum.  In  regard  to  this,  Lady 
MaryWortley  Montagu,  writing  to  her  sister  the  Countess  of  Marin  1726,  says,. 
*  Mr.  Baily  you  know  is  dismissed  the  Treasury  and  consoled  with  a  pensioa 
of  equal  value.' 

-  An   Historical   Character    of  the    Hon.    George   Baillie^   by   C.    Cheyne 
M.D. ,  F.R.S.,  appended  to  Lady  Murray's  Memoirs. 


xxiv    HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

for  which  he  paid  9s.  a  quarter.  He  also  contributed 
generously  to  the  building  funds  of  Presbyterian  Churches 
both  in  England  and  Ireland.  Not  that  he  adhered  to 
his  own  Church  with  '  rigidness  and  narrowness  of  soul,' 
for  his  Accounts  show  that  when  abroad  his  charities 
extended  to  priests  and  nuns  and  monks ;  and  Lady 
Murray  narrates  how  '  two  of  the  poor  Episcopal  Clergy 
in  Scotland  came  to  ask  charity  for  themselves  and  their 
brethi'en  without  the  expectation  of  seeing  him.  He 
received  them  kindly,  kept  them  to  dinner  with  him, 
contributed  to  their  necessities,  and  shewed  great  dis- 
pleasure at  his  servants  for  not  having  taken  proper  care 
of  their  horses,  nor  bringing  them  so  readily  as  they  would 
have  done  to  those  from  whom  they  expected  a  reward.' 

It  must  not,  however,  be  imagined  that  Baillie  was 
entirely  taken  up  with  politics  and  religion.     He  had  his 

*  hunting  mares,'  which  we  learn  from  the  Accounts  were 
specially  fed  with  beans,  and  he  went  on  hawking  expedi- 
tions. He  evidently  could  also  take  a  hand  in  a  carouse, 
for  on  4th  June  1706,  the  Earl  of  Haddington  writing  to 
the  Earl  of  Mar  says  :  '  Drinking  indeed  succeeds  pretty 
well,  thanks  to  my  Lord  Roths,  Hindfoord,  Anster,  George 
Baillie,  James  Bruce  and  myself,  who  as  long  as  the 
Assembly  lasted  lived  as  discreet  a  life  as  you  could 
wish.'  ^  When  the  family  went  to  stay  in  London  in 
1715,  Lady  Grisell  and  he  took  part  with  their  daughters 
in  the  '  ball,  masquerades,  parties  by  water  and  such 
like,'  '  neither  choosing  to  deprive  us  of  them  nor  let  us 
go  alone  .  .  .  and  they  generally  were  calculated  at  times 
most  convenient  for  my  father.'  Many  are  the  references 
in  the  Accounts  to  these  parties. 

There  is  no  doubt,  however,  that  such  diversions  were 

*  not  quite  suitable  to  his  own  temper,'  and  that  his  chief 


*  YxaA^x^i  Memorials  of  the  Earls  of  Haddington.    2  vols,    1889.    4to. 


INTRODUCTION  xxv 

pleasure  lay  in  his  books  and  in  retirement  with  them. 
The  Accounts  show  that  Baillie  constantly  bought  books. 
He  purchased  from  Mosman  in  the  Luckenbooths,  from 
Johnston,  Knox  and  Vallance ;  he  bought  at  auctions, 
and  had  heavy  accounts  with  Andrew  Bell,  Bookseller, 
London.  One  of  the  earliest  entries  after  his  marriage  is 
for  the  erection  in  his  first  house  in  Warriston  Close  of 
five  double  presses  for  books  at  a  cost  of  £72  Scots  or  £G 
sterling ;  and  when  he  finally  left  Edinburgh  for  Meller- 
stain  in  1708  he  took  with  him  four  cartloads  of  books. 
He  was  not  contented  with  reading  himself,  but  must  needs 
encourage  reading  amongst  his  dependants.  He  saw  to 
it  that  they  all  had  Bibles ;  and  on  one  occasion  we  find 
him  spending  £3,  10s.  sterling  '  for  books  for  the  tenants 
and  servants,'  and  on  another,  2s.  for  a  '  Thomas  a  Kempis 
to  the  servants.'  It  is  to  be  regretted  that  the  Accounts 
only  give  the  names  of  a  few  of  the  volumes  purchased, 
such  as :  '  Jaillots  Maps,'  ^  £12,  10s.  stg.  ;  '  Mazerays 
History,'  2  3  vols.,  £6,  13s.  4d.  stg.  ;  '  Foster's  Book,' 
6s.  8d.  stg.  ;  '  Defoe's  Book  in  defence  of  the  Union,' 
2s.  6d.  (this  of  course  purchased  in  1707) ;  '  Naphtah,' 
covenanting  Records,  by  Sir  James  Stewart  of  Goodtrees  ; 
'  Johnston,  Engraver,  for  his  book  of  Maps,  £2,  2s. ' ;  'a 
little  Divinity  Book,'  Is.  Sd. ;  '  Atalantis  '  by  Mrs.  Manley, 
which  was  one  of  the  scandalous  works  lent  out  by  Allan 
Ramsay  in  1726  from  the  first  circulating  library  in  the 
kingdom. 

Even  when  travelling  on  the  Continent  books  were  pur- 
chased, and  a  box  was  sent  home  containing,  along  with 
several  books  of  prints,  maps  and  music,  such  works  as 
Telimon's  History,  Don  Quixote,  Bocaccio,  Le  Fortunate 
Neapolinano   (in   two   volumes),   Delices   de    la   Holland, 


'  Bernard  Antoine  Jaillot,  a  well-known  map-maker  in  the  early  eighteenth 
century. 

2  Probably  Histoire  de  France,  published  1643  to  1651.     Folio. 


xxvi    HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

Delices  d' Italy,  History  of  the  Painters,  Salvini's  Works, 
Monsignr  della  Casa's  Works,  Cato  in  Italian  (unbound)^ 
Terense's  Plays  in  Italian,  Recueil  de  Pensees  (in  five 
volumes),  Retratto  di  Venezzia,  Confession  of  Augsburg, 
Dieu  present  par  tout,  etc. 

The  Mellerstain  library  contains  to  this  day  many 
hundreds  of  books  with  his  bookplate  carefully  pasted  in. 

Baillie  was  also  a  patron  of  the  Arts.  He  had  '  wax 
pictures  '  done  of  his  son  and  mother,  presumably  after 
their  deaths,  for  which  he  pays  £l,  14s.  4d.  stg.  and  £3,  4s. 
stg.  respectively.  Then  he  purchased  many  pictures  from. 
John  Scugald,  whose  name  is  associated  with  the  first 
picture  gallery  in  Europe,  this  artist  having  added  an 
upper  story  to  his  house  in  Advocates'  Close,  Edinburgh, 
and  fitted  it  up  for  the  purpose  of  an  exhibition.^ 

The  prices  paid  strike  one  as  small,  even  bearing  in 
mind  the  remuneration  of  services  at  that  time.  For 
instance :  '  To  Scugald  for  2  pictures  and  frames, 
£74  8s. '  Scots  (£6,  4s.  stg.).  '  Scuglad  for  pictures,  £48  ' 
Scots  (£4).  '  Scugald  balance,  £96 '  Scots  (£8  stg.). 
'1705  Deer.  To  John  Scugald  painter  in  full  of  all 
accounts,  £84  Scots  '  (£7  stg.).  The  most  curious  entry, 
however,  in  connection  with  this  artist  is  the  following 
in  1706:  'For  drawing  Grisies  peticoat  by  Skugald,'  5s. 
stg.  Does  this  mean  that  he  turned  his  artistic  talents  to 
designing  clothes  or  grounding  patterns  for  embroidery  ? 

In  1710  Sir  John  Medina  painted  Baillie,  his  wife,  and 
the   '  two  bairens's  pictures  '   for  £20  stg.,^  and  in   1711 

*  Old  and  New  Edinburgh,  by  James  Grant,  '  For  some  years  after  the 
Revolution  he  was  the  only  painter  in  Scotland,  and  had  a  very  great  run  of 
business.     This  brought  him  into  a  hasty  and  incorrect  manner.'— Pinkerton. 

-  Induced  by  the  promise  of  customers  to  venture  from  London,  the  Spaniard 
Juan  Bautista  Medina  had  come  to  the  unknown  North,  bringing  with  him  in 
a  smack  to  Leith  an  ample  supply  of  canvases  containing  bodies  and  postures, 
male  and  female,  ready  painted,  to  which  the  heads  of  his  future  clients  were 
to  be  affixed.  — Graham's  Social  Life  of  Scotland  in  the  Eighteenth  Century. 
He  was  knighted  in  1707,  before  the  Union,  by  the  Duke  of  Queensberry. 


BOOK     PLATE     OF     GEORGE      BAILLIE 
OF     JERVISWOOD. 


INTRODUCTION  xxvii 

Hay  did  several  pictures  of  Jerviswood  as  presents  for 
various  friends  at  the  rate  of  £1,  10s.  stg.  each,  and  10s. 
for  the  frame. 

The  most  expensive  work  got  is  a  portrait  from  William 
Aikman,^  but  of  which  member  of  the  family  is  not  stated. 

1717  Mr.  Aickman  in  pairt  for  picturs  .  .     £21     0     O 

In  full  payd  for  the  picturs  at  5  guinys  sitting 

and  5£  coppys        .  .  ,  .  .       31     0     0 


£52  stg. 

When  at  Florence  in  1733,  Ladj^  Grisell  has  portraits 
of  her  husband,  her  daughter  Grisie,  and  her  two  grand- 
daughters, Grisie  and  Helen,  painted  by  Mr.  Martin  at  a 
cost  of  eleven  guineas,  and  in  Bologne  a  '  pictor  of  the 
Autom  '  is  purchased  for  £2.  Cases  are  bought  for  these 
works  of  art,  the  conveyance  of  which  must  have  added 
considerably  to  the  trouble  of  their  homeward  journey. 

George  Baillie  died  on  6th  August  1738  and  was 
survived  by  his  widow  and  by  two  daughters — Grisell, 
born  at  Redbraes  on  26th  October  1692,  and  Rachel, 
born  in  Warriston's  Land  on  23rd  February  1696. 
He  was  predeceased  by  his  only  son  Robert,  who 
was  born  on  23rd  February  1694  and  died  on  28th 
February  1696.  His  daughter  Grisell  was  married  on 
16th  August  1710  to  '  Mr.  Alexander  Murray,  the  son 
and  heir  of  Sir  David  Murray  of  Stanhope,  Baronet,  by 
the  Lady  Anne  Bruce,  daughter  of  Alexander,  Earl  of 
Kincardine.'  ^  Grisell's  father,  who  'was  the  most  just  and 
sagacious  observer  of  mankind  that  was  possible,'  was 
opposed  to  the  marriage,  but  overcome  by  his  daughter's 

'  '  William  Aikman  (laird  of  Cairney)  had  been  at  his  easel  since  1 7 12  in  his 
High  Street  Close,  a  laird  by  rank,  a  good  painter  by  craft,  .  .  .  but  ten  years 
were  enough  to  weary  Aikman  of  a  poor  business,  and  customers  that  grudged 
to  be  immortalised  at  ;^io  for  a  painted  yard  of  canvas,  "forbye  a  frame,"  and 
he  quitted  Edinburgh  .  .  .  and  went  to  London.' — Graham's  Social  Life  of 
Scot/and  in  the  Eighteenth  Century. 

~  Appendix  V.  to  Lady  Murray's  Memoirs. 


xxviii  HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

tears,  reluctantly  gave  his  consent.  The  union  turned  out 
a  most  unfortunate  one,  for  INIr.  Murray  '  under  a  pleasing 
exterior '  possessed  '  a  dark,  moody  and  ferocious  temper  ' 
amounting  almost  to  insanity,  which  '  made  him  the  help- 
less victim  of  the  most  groundless  suspicions.'  This  curious 
temper  showed  itself  on  the  very  first  day  after  their 
marriage,  and  although  he  appears  to  have  lived  with 
his  wife  in  his  father-in-law's  house  for  some  five  months, 
it  was  at  length  found  necessary  to  obtain  from  the  Court 
a  Decree  of  Separation,  which  was  pronounced  on  5th 
IMarch  1714.  With  all  his  unreasoning  jealousy,  which 
made  life  with  him  impossible  and  dangerous,  Mr.  INIurray 
seems  to  have  been  reallv  attached  to  his  wife,  for  it  is 
told  that  at  the  time  when  she  was  having  her  portrait 
painted  in  London,  a  gentleman,  who  afterwards  was  dis- 
covered to  be  her  husband,  came  frequently  to  the  artist's 
studio,  where  he  '  Avould  stand  for  an  hour  with  his  arms 
folded  gazing  at  her  likeness.' 

Mrs.  Murray,  afterwards  Lady  Murray,  was  for  many 
years  a  great  friend  of  Lady  Mary  Wortley  Montagu,  until 
the  latter  '  thought  fit  to  exercise  her  wicked  wit  in  an 
infamous  ballad  ;  which  of  course  she  loudly  disclaimed 
all  knowledge  of,  but  of  which  her  own  letters  to  her  sister 
Lady  Mar  plainly  enough  betray  her  to  have  been  the 
writer.'^ 

Lady  IMurray  was  famous  both  in  London  and  Edin- 
burgh for  her  singing.  Gay  refers  to  her  in  his  lines  to 
Pope  as  '  the  sweet-tongued  Murray,'  and  afterwards  in 
her  flat  in  the  Parliament  Square  of  Edinburgh  '  she  was 
still  accustomed  to  sing  the  native  airs  and  ballads  of  her 
own  country  with  a  delicacy  and  pathos  quite  peculiar 
to  herself,'  ^  and  to  draw  tears  from  the  eyes  of  her 
audience. 


'  Appendix  V.,  Lady  Murray's  Memoirs. 
^  Appendix  to  Lady  Murray's  Memoirs. 


tj 


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LADY    MURRAY, 
AGED  33. 


(From  a  Portrait  at  Mtller stain  by  Maria  Verelst.) 


INTRODUCTION  xxix 

Lady  INIurray's  younger  sister  Rachel  was  married  at 
Edinburgh,  on  3rd  September  1717,  to  Charles,  Lord 
Binning,  the  eldest  son  of  the  Earl  of  Haddington.  This 
marriage  was  as  happy  as  Lady  Murray's  was  the  reverse. 
Lord  Binning  ^  seems  in  very  truth  to  have  become  one  of 
the  family,  and  his  early  death  from  consumption,  at 
Naples,  on  27th  December  1732,  was  deeply  felt  both  by 
Lady  Grisell  and  her  husband.  '  His  heart,  etc.,  was 
buried  in  St.  Corrolas  Church  Yeard  and  his  corps  sent 
home  to  Tiningham.'  ^  It  was  to  his  father-in-law  that 
Lord  Binning  on  his  deathbed  confided  the  education  of 
his  children.     Lord  Binning  was  survived  bv  : — 

Grisell  Hamilton,  born  6th  April  1719. 

Thomas  Hamilton,  born  23rd  October  1720,  who  suc- 
ceeded his  grandfather  Lord  Haddington. 

George  Hamilton,  born  24th  June  1723,  who  assumed 
the  surname  of  Baillie  and  succeeded  to  the  Baillie  estates. 
His  descendants  eventually  succeeded  to  the  Earldom  of 
Haddington. 

Charles  James  Hamilton,  born  8th  October  1727. 

Rachel  Hamilton,  born  3rd  Januarv  1729. 

He  was  predeceased  by  Helen,  born  8th  October  1724  ; 
Charles,  born  6th  October  1725  ;  and  John,  born  22nd 
October  1726.^ 

On  Mr.  BaiHie's  death  his  estate  passed  by  destination 
to  his  widow  in  liferent,  then  to  his  elder  daughter  and 
her  issue,  whom  failing,  to  his  younger  daughter  and  her 
second  son.  Thus,  as  Lady  Murray  had  no  children, 
Lady   Binning's    second   son,    George,    succeeded   to   the 


^  Lord  Binning,  like  his  father,  was  a  versifier  of  considerable  skill.  One  of 
his  songs,  '  Ungrateful  Nanny,'  was  published  in  the  Gentleman^  Magazine. 

"  Note  by  Lady  Grisell. 

*  The  above  names  and  dates  are  taken  from  a  Memorandum  in  Lady 
Grisell's  handwriting,  but  judging  from  the  Accounts  there  must  have  been 
another  child  of  the  marriage  born  in  1718,  for  in  that  year  Lady  Grisell 
spends  a  considerable  sum  of  money  for  '  my  Rachels  cloaths  to  her  child.' 


XXX    HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

properties  of  Jerviswood,  Mellerstain,  etc.,  assuming  the 
name  of  Baillie.  Through  the  failure  of  the  male  line 
of  Thomas,  Lady  Binning' s  eldest  son,  the  succession  to 
the  Earldom  of  Haddington  opened  to  the  descendants 
of  her  second  son  George.  The  Haddington  and  Baillie 
estates  are  thus  now  merged  in  the  same  proprietor,  and 
Mellerstain  is  still  the  residence  of  George  Baillie' s  descend- 
ants. Nothing  now  remains  of  the  '  Old  melancholick 
hous  that  had  had  great  buildings  about  it,'  ^  purchased 
by  the  first  George  Baillie  of  Jerviswood  in  1643,  and  of 
the  Mellerstain  known  to  Lady  Grisell  only  the  wings  are 
left.  Although  the  old  tower  which  she  used  to  have 
repaired  so  regularly  has  been  replaced  by  the  present 
Adam's  buildings,  her  own  voluminous  Memoranda  and 
Account  Books  have  been  carefully  preserved,  and  it  is 
to  her  descendant,  Lord  Binning,  the  present  occupant 
of  Mellerstain,  that  the  thanks  of  the  Scottish  History 
Society  are  due  for  his  kindness  in  placing  at  its  disposal 
these  most  interesting  and  valuable  records  of  a  bj'^gone 
age  and  of  an  exceptional  personality. 

So  many  sketches  of  Lady  Grisell's  life  have  been  pub- 
lished, dealing  with  her  romantic  history,  her  poetic  talents, 
and  her  charming  personality  that  nothing  further  need 
be  said  here  upon  these  points.  Her  extraordinary  business 
capacity  has  also  been  the  subject  of  much  comment,  but 
as  it  is  the  side  of  her  character  which  is  most  prominently 
brought  into  notice  in  this  volume,  a  few  words  in  regard 
to  it  may  be  pardoned. 

From  the  time  Lady  Grisell,  as  a  mere  child,  had  proved 
her  capacity  through  her  skill  in  gaining  communication 


^  'Nov.  lo,  1659.  .  .  .  We  cam  be  Eccles  and  Stichell,  and  at  lenth  cam  to 
Mellerstane,  wher  we  met  with  Jerviswood,  who  took  us  in  and  we  took  a 
drink  with  him.  It  is  ane  old  melancholick  hous  that  had  had  great  buildings 
about  it.  He  cam  with  us  to  Lauder  at  night.' — Diary  of  Andrew  Hay  of 
Craignethan. 


INTRODUCTION  xxxi 

Avith  Mr.  Robert  Baillie,  she  became  the  mainstay  of  her 
father's  house.  She  went  with  her  mother  to  London 
after  her  father's  estates  were  forfeited  in  order  to  solicit 
an  allowance  for  the  support  of  the  family  ;  she  came 
back  from  Holland  by  herself  and  brought  over  her  younger 
sister  Julian  to  Utrecht — and  a  wretched  journey  it  was  ; 
at  Utrecht  she  sat  up  two  nights  a  week  '  to  do  the  business 
that  was  necessary  for  the  household  '  ;  after  her  marriage 
she  returned  to  her  father's  house,  on  one  occasion  for 
many  weeks,  and  worked  day  and  night  at  putting  his 
accounts  in  order ;  when  her  brother  was  abroad  she 
managed  his  affairs,  and  seems  also  to  have  helped  many 
of  her  friends  as  well.  It  is,  therefore,  little  to  be  wondered 
at  that  her  husband  trusted  her  with  the  entire  administra- 
tion of  his  finances  '  without  scarce  asking  a  question 
about  them,  except  sometimes  to  say  to  her,  "Is  mj^  debt 
paid  yet  ?  "  though  often  did  she  apply  to  him  for  direc- 
tion and  advice.'  '  In  her  family  her  attention  and 
economy  reached  to  the  smallest  things  ;  and  though  this 
was  her  practice  from  her  youth  there  never  appeared  in 
her  the  least  air  of  narrowness  ;  and  so  far  was  she  from 
avarice,  the  common  vice  of  the  age,  that  often  has  my 
father  said  to  her  "  I  never  saw  the  like  of  you,  goodwife, 
the  older  you  grow,  you  grow  the  more  extravagant ; 
but  do  as  you  please  provided  I  be  in  no  debt.'  So  writes 
Lady  Murray,  and  an  examination  of  the  Accounts  fully 
bears  out  her  statement,  showing  as  it  does  the  most 
careful  supervision,  and  also  at  times  what  must  have 
struck  her  husband  as  dangerous  extravagance.  For 
instance,  when  the  family  went  to  London  and  the  expen- 
diture suddenly  rises  from  £733,  16s.  lid.  in  1714  to 
£1872,  18s.  lOd.  in  1715,  the  '  clothes  '  bills  alone  increasing 
from  an  average  of  about  £60  to  £346,  13s.  4d.,  one  can 
quite  undertsand  Mr.  Baillie  being  somewhat  horrified. 
As  an  example  of  the  careful  way  Lady  Grisell  went 


xxxii   HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


into  all  matters  of  expenditure,  note  the  following  little 
statement.  The  unusual  circumstance — namely,  that 
Lady  Grisell  makes  a  mistake  in  it  and  thus  arrives  at  a 
wrong  result — rather  adds  to  its  interest.  It  is  merely  a 
jotting  on  a  scrap  of  paper  in  Lady  Grisell's  handwriting, 
and  was  drawn  up  while  abroad  in  1732  to  enable  her  to 
judge  whether  it  was  cheaper  to  take  a  house  or  to  go 
into  lodgings. 


D. 

C.  G.i 

By  wood  in  chamber    .          .          .      (£10  16 

0) 

54 

0     0 

Flamboys    , 

(1     2 

0) 

5 

5     0 

Chocalet 

(6     2 

9) 

30 

7     0 

Canary 

(8  16 

0) 

44 

0     0 

Cyder  and  Ale 

(5     0 

9) 

25 

2     0 

AYax  Candle 

(2     5 

7) 

11 

4     0 

Tee     . 

(1     4 

0) 

6 

0     0 

Sugar 

(4     3 

8) 

20 

9     0 

Drinkmoney 

(1     0 

10) 

5 

2     2 

Sundry  smalls 

(0  12 

0) 

3 

0     0 

Coffie 

(0     4 

11) 

1 

3     3 

House    Book    in    13    weeks    aftei 

; 

taking  what  is  above 

out  ( 

)f  it    . 

(76  12 

2) 

383 

0     5 

2593 

3 

0 

383 

0 

5 

House  Rent 

.  (24     0 

0) 

120 

0 

(V 

Saverio 

Maid 

.     (0  18 

0) 

4 

5 

0 

Cook 

.      (4     4 

0) 

21 

0 

0 

Cook's  Boy 

.      (0  18 

0) 

4 

5 

0 

30 

0 

0 

533     0     5 

this  is  41  Ducat  a  week  for    13  weeks  and   is  in  Sterling 
money  £8  4  sh.  pr  week  which  is  in  13  weeks  st.  108.  12. 

In  Madam  Petits   we  was  12   guinys   pr  week,  which  in 
13  weeks  is       ...  .     £163  14     0 


1  Ducats,  carlins,  and  grains.     See  Appendix  iv.  p.  424. 

'^  Lady  Grisell  turns  the  page  here  and  carries  forward  383.0.5  instead  of 

593-3-0- 


INTRODUCTION 


XXXIU 


£173  14     0 


1  also  reckon  for  goats  milk 

Ice  and  sundry  other  things         10     0     0  this    £10    cither 

taken  of  mine  or 
aded    to    Madam 
Petits  makes  it  the 
same  thing, 
with  a  much  better  dyit 

2  more  at  table  and  verj''  often  strangers  and  many  more 
candles.^ 

Madam  Petits       .  .  .     £173  14     0 

Naples  .  .  .  .       105  12     0 


£65     2     0 
It  is  in  13  weeks  more  by  the  above  sum  of  £65,  2sh.  at 
Madam  Petits  than  our  own  housekeeping  which  is  just  £5  a 
week  more. 

Somehow  these  odd  jottings  on  margins  and  scraps  of 
paper  intensify  the  human  interest  of  the  Accounts. 
Here  are  two  or  three  more  of  a  like  nature. 

'  Salvato  Guarino  near  the  Vice  Roys  Palice  sells  all  Grossery 
wair.' 
'  remember  to  take  out  the  velvet  for  Mr.  Baillie's  Night  gown.' 

'  Francisco  entered  to  Ld.  Bn.  the  15  of  November  at  5  Ducats 
a  moneth  without  meat  and  gets  livera.' 

'  The  price  of  washing  at  Naples  1st  January  1733. 


a  shirt  and  cravat 

shifts 

Table  cloths  fine 

Ditt  cours 

Shiets  fine 

Shits  cours 

Aprons  and  wast  coats 

table  napkins  fine 

Ditt  cours 

all  small  pieces 

We  see  from  the  Aecou 


o 
4 
4 
3 
4 
3 
1 
1 


grams- 


h 


-2M. 


n 


h 

i 
1 ' 

4 


its  that  Lady  Grisell  shortly 


after  her  marriage  took  a  course  of  cooking  lessons  from 


^  This  evidently  refers  to  her  own  housekeeping. 

C 


xxxiv     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

Mrs.  Addison,  for  which  she  paid  £1,  6s.  stg.,  and  also  a 
course  of  dancing  lessons  for  which  £8  stg.  M'^as  to  be  paid 
to  '  perfite  her.'  Although  no  mention  is  made  of  her 
having  taken  lessons  in  book-keeping,  one  cannot  help 
feeling  that  she  must  also  have  had  careful  instruction 
in  this  branch  of  education.  Lessons  in  this  could  appar- 
•ently  be  had  easily,  for  in  1701  £2  stg.  is  paid  for  James 
Baillie — Lady  Grisell's  brother-in-law — '  lairning  book- 
keeping in  pairt,'  and  in  1714  either  she  or  one  of  her 
daughters  received  lessons  from  Mr.  M'Gie  at  a  cost  of 
£3,  2s.  stg.  If  she  did  not  receive  lessons,  she  must  have 
been  a  born  book-keeper,  for  her  accounts  are  remarkably 
able  productions. 

Her  principal  account-book  was  what  she  termed  her 
'  Day  Book,'  but  what  would  nowadays  be  termed  a  '  Cash 
Ledger,'  for  in  it  she  did  not  enter  her  expenditure  as  it 
occurred  from  da}^  to  day,  but  her  expenditure  as  special- 
ised under  separate  headings.  These  headings  vary  from 
time  to  time,  some  of  the  less  important  being  occasion- 
ally merged  in  others.  The  following  may  be  taken  as 
those  of  a  fixed  nature  : — 

I.  Household  Expenditure.  This  included  all  expenses 
in  connection  with  food,  drink,  lighting,  firing,  washing 
and  feeding  of  animals  destined  for  table  use. 

II.  Sundries,  which  included  Education. 

III.  Servants'  wages. 

IV.  Men-servants'  Clothing. 

V.  Clothing  for  herself,  husband,  and  children. 

VI.  Furniture  and  Furnishings. 

The  minor  headings  which  occur  in  some  years  but 
which  are  merged  under  Sundries  in  other  years  are  : — 

I.  Expenses  of  Horses. 

II.  Doctors  and  Surgeons. 

III.  Business  Charges. 

IV.  Estate  Expenditure. 


INTRODUCTION  xxxv 

V.  Cess. 

VI.  Pocket-money. 

It  will  thus  be  seen  that  Lady  Grisell's  '  Day  Book  ' 
nominally  embraces  the  whole  of  the  family  expenditure. 
Full  details,  however,  are  not  given  under  the  headings 
'  Household  Expenditure '  and  '  Pocket  Money.'  The 
reason  for  this  omission  in  the  first  case  is  that  for  small 
ordinary  house  expenditure  Lady  Grisell  kept  separate 
books,  the  monthly  totals  of  which  she  alone  posted  to 
her  '  Day  Book '  ;  in  the  second,  the  reason  was  probably 
that  her  husband,  to  whom  the  '  Pocket  INIoney  '  was  paid, 
kept  no  account  thereof. 

Lady  Grisell  left  three  '  Day  Books  '  folio  size,  the  first 
running  from  1692  to  1718  inclusive,  and  containing  442 
pages  ;  the  second  from  1719  to  1742  inclusive,  and  con- 
taining 354  pages,  and  the  third  from  1742  to  the  date  of 
her  death  (6th  December  1746),  continued  b}^  her  daughter, 
Lady  ]Murray.  She  also  left  books  containing  the  accounts 
of  expenses  in  connection  with  their  journeys  to  Bath 
and  to  the  Continent ;  Books  containing  Inventories  of 
Bottles,  etc.  ;  a  Book  of  Receipts  ;  a  Book  of  Bills  of 
Fare  ;  Books  relating  to  estate  management  during  the 
years  1742,  1743  and  1744,  and  many  other  Account  and 
Memoranda  Books.  All  are  written  in  her  own  clear 
handwriting,  the  character  of  which  was  so  well  known 
that  in  1706,  when  the  leaders  of  the  'Squadrone  Volante' 
were  corresponding  in  cypher,  Secretary  Johnston  writes 
to  Baillie,  '  Write  by  an  unknown  hand  ;  your  wife's  is  as 
well  known  as  your  own.' 

It  will  be  easily  understood  that  with  such  a  wealth  of 
material  in  these  papers,  the  difficulty  of  selection  has  been 
great.  After  careful  consideration,  the  Editor  has  resolved 
to  deal  mainly  with  Lady  Grisell's  first  '  Day  Book,' 
adding  one  or  two  selections  from  the  other  books.  The 
reasons  that  have  led  to  this  choice  are,  first,  that  Day 


xxxvi     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

Book  No.  1  deals  with  that  intensely  interesting  period  of 
Scottish  history  immediately  preceding  and  succeeding 
the  Union  of  the  Parliaments  ;  second,  that  it  gives  the 
expenses  of  living  in  Edinburgh,  in  the  country,  and  in 
London  ;  and  third,  that  it  gives  the  accounts  for  old 
INL's.  Baillie's  funeral  and  for  the  marriages  of  Lady 
Grisell's  two  daughters.  Even  this  selected  volume  can 
only  be  dealt  with  by  means  of  extracts,  and  much 
interesting  matter  has  thus  to  be  left  out.  An  attempt 
has  been  made  to  remedy  this  by  the  formation  of  appen- 
dices drawn  from  the  M'hole  volume  and  by  the  notes 
which  follow  ;  but  such  a  method  is  at  best  unsatisfactory, 
taking  as  it  were  the  flavour  from  the  meat,  and  the 
Editor  is  only  too  conscious  of  its  inadequacy. 

Then  as  to  the  extracts  themselves  and  their  arrange- 
ment, it  has  been  thought  best  not  to  select  individual 
entries,  which  would  have  still  further  destroyed  the 
character  of  the  Accounts,  nor  vet  to  select  individual 
years,  which  would  have  led  in  some  cases  to  needless 
repetition,  but  to  take  as  the  unit  of  selection  individual 
branches,  choosing  the  most  interesting  of  each  respect- 
tively,  and  arranging  these  not  chronologically  as  a  whole, 
but,  in  order  to  facilitate  reference,  chronologically  in 
their  respective  groups.  Thus  all  entries  dealing  with 
any  one  subject,  such  as,  say,  '  Expenses  of  Horses,'  will 
be  found  together. 

As  already  stated,  the  Accounts  begin  about  a  year 
after  the  marriage  of  Mr.  Baillie  and  Lady  Grisell,  that  is, 
in  the  autumn  of  1692,  and  are  peculiarly  rich  in  all  sorts 
of  information  which  can  be  most  suitably  referred  to 
under  separate  headings. 


INTRODUCTION  xxxvii 

I.  Rents  of  Houses  and  of  Lodgings  and  Expenses 

OF  Travelling 

We  learn  from  the  Accounts  that  the  young  couple 
took  up  their  quarters  in  a  house  in  Warriston  Close,^ 
perhaps  the  same  house  which  had  belonged  to  Baillie's 
grandfather,  Lord  Warriston,  and  to  which  his  father 
had  turned  on  his  wav  to  execution  with  the  remark  to 
his  sister-in-law,  '  Many  a  sweet  day  and  night  with  God 
had  your  now  glorified  father  in  that  lodging  or  chamber.'  ^ 
The  rent  paid  for  it  was  £200  Scots,  or  £16,  13s.  4d.  stg., 
and  the  whole  expenditure  of  their  establishment,  including 
upkeep  of  property,  expenses  of  horses,  journeys  to  London, 
etc.,  for  the  next  three  years  averaged  £430  per  annum, 
which  does  not  seem  overmuch,  according  to  our  modern 
ideas,  for  a  '  Baron,'  as  the  county  Members  of  Parliament 
were  called.  It  must,  however,  be  borne  in  mind  that 
at  this  time  the  salary  of  a  Judge  of  the  Court  of  Session 
was  only  £300  (raised  in  1707  to  £500),  Avhile  a  Peer  with 
an  income  of  £500  a  year  could  not  plead  poverty  as  an 
excuse  for  changing  his  politics.^ 

In  1697  old  Mrs.  Baillie  died,  leaving  to  her  daughters, 
Helen  Baillie  or  Hay  and  Elizabeth  Baillie  or  Weems,  her 
property,  which  consisted  of  household  furniture  and 
£50  stg.  invested  in  the  Darien  Scheme.'^  Her  death  set 
free  her  jointure  of  £102,  13s.  8d.,  and  George  Baillie  and 
his  family  accordingly  moved  into  a  more  expensive  house 
belonging  to  Bailie  Hamilton,  at  a  rent  of  £38,  6s.  Their 
flitting  cost  them  18s.  4d.  Here  they  remained  but  a  short 
time,  moving  in  1700  to  a  house  belonging  to  Sir  James 
Foulis  of  Colinton  (generally  known  as  Lord  Colinton), 


'  Warriston  Close  is  still  extant,  running  north  from  the  High  Street  at  a 
point  nearly  opposite  to  St.  Giles. 
-  Wodrow's  Atiakcta.  ^  Lockhart  Papers. 

■*  Edinburgh  Testaments,  17th  September  1707. 


xxxviii  HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

which  was  probably  situated  in  Foulis  Close,  and  for  which 
the  rent  was  £33,  6s.  8d.  This  house  they  occupied  until 
1707,  when  they  gave  up  living  in  Edinburgh  and  retired 
to  Mellerstain.  Mr.  Baillie,  however,  came  regularly  to 
Edinburgh  for  the  Assembly  of  the  Church  of  Scotland, 
lodging  either  at  Mrs.  Room's  ^  (an  excellent  name  for  a 
lodging-house  keeper)  or  Mrs.  Marshall's,  paying  as  a 
rule  5s.  stg.  per  night : — '  A  chamber  in  Mrs.  Marshalls  2s., 
candle,  2s.,  maid  Is.,  5s.' 

What  added  very  considerably  to  Mr.  Baillie's  expen- 
diture was  the  necessity  of  frequent  journeys  to  London  on 
political  business.     We  find  such  entries  as  : — 

1694.  Augt.    1.     Taken   with   me   to  England  £948,    16s. 
(£79,  Is.  4d.  stg.). 

English  road  when  I  last  came  from  London  with  the  Secre- 
tary £80,  10s.  (£6,  14s.  2d.  stg.).^ 

1707.  April  1.     to  London  journey  in  his  pocket  50  Guinys. 

For  to  answer  bills  to  London  £103  stg.  more. 

To  Mr.  Watson  for  a  bill  sent  to  London  to  Jeris  £2100,  4s. 
(£175,  Os.  4d.  stg.). 

There  can  be  little  doubt  that  when  Baillie  travelled 
by  himself  he  rode,  as  there  are  constant  references  to 
the  pm'chase,  conveyance,  and  repair  of  '  Clog  bags.'  On 
one  occasion,  at  least  (1714),  he  returned  by  sea  to  New- 
castle, which  cost  him  £3,  7s.,  whence  he  proceeded  to 
IMellerstain  by  horse,  the  hire  of  these  (three)  costing  him 
£2,  5s. 

Then  in  addition  to  these  business  journeys  there  were 
constant  journeys  for  health.  In  1696  an  expedition  was 
made  to  Bath  at  a  cost  of  £84,  Os.  9d.  stg.^     The  October 


^  George  Hume  of  Kimmerghame,  an  uncle  of  the  Earl  of  Marchmont, 
when  he  came  to  Edinburgh  in  January  1695  lodged  'in  Mrs.  Romes,  up 
Blair's  stair,  the  fourth  story  upon  the  street.' — George  Hjtme^s  Diary,  (\\xo\.e.d, 
in  Miss  Warrender's  Marchmont  and  the  Htimes  of  Polwarth. 

"  Mr.  Secretary  Johnston,  Baillie's  uncle. 

■'*  This  may  have  been  a  political  journey,  as  the  Court  was  often  at  Bath. 


INTRODUCTION  xxxix 

of  the  following  year  they  were  at  Prestonpans  ^  at  a  cost 
of  £18  stg.,  where  they  spent  a  considerable  sum  on  '  Scots 
tartan  muslin.'  In  1701  they  went  to  Scarborough  from 
9th  July  to  12th  September,  during  which  time  meat  and 
lodgings  cost  them  £33,  6s.  8d.  stg.  From  thence  they 
brought  back  '  Two  barrils  of  souns  and  gullits,'^  which 
cost  lis.  (stg.)  and  8s.  4d.  (stg.)  for  carriage.  It  is  curious 
to  find  Prestonpans  a  more  expensive  place  of  residence 
than  Scarborough. 

After  the  Union  Baillie  must  have  been  more  and  more 
in  London,  for  his  daughter  writes  that  '  he  strictly  ob- 
served his  attendance  in  Parliament  and  blamed  those 
who  made  a  bustle  to  get  in  and  then  absented  themselves 
upon  any  pretence.'  Unfortunately  we  have  no  note  of 
his  expenses  nor  of  the  presents  he  always  brought  back 
to  his  children,  unless  the  following  are  some  of  them  : — 


rt 


rFor  a  goun  to  Rach 


O 


For  a  black  gown  to  Grisic 


to 


For  three  night  gouns  to  me  and  the  bairens 
For  making  the  gouns  by  Madmoscl  Odinat 


£9  12 

0 

7     0 

0 

6     1 

0 

2  10 

0 

On  the  accession  of  George  i.,  when  Baillie  became  a 
Lord  of  the  Admiralty,  he  moved  all  his  family  to  London. 
Two  servants,  Tam  Youll  and  Katie  Hearts,  were  sent  by 
sea,  '  fraught  to  London  victuals  furnished  by  the  skipper 
£l,  10s.,'  and  the  heavy  baggage,  including  four  and  a  half 
barrels  of  herrings,  was  also  sent  by  sea  in  three  different 
ships  at  a  cost  of  £3,  8s.     The  family  went  by  stage-coach,^ 


^  A  small  town  on  the  Firth  of  Forth,  eight  or  nine  miles  east  of  Edin- 
burgh. 

^  When  the  Baillies  dined  with  Lady  Essex  in  London,  on  2ist  December 
1722,  the  second  course  consisted  of  'a  sadle  mutton,  a  dish  cod  souns  with 
hard  eg  and  half  yolks  of  egs  and  some  poatched  egs  on  it.' 

^  This  must  be  a  very  early  reference  to  stage-coaches  in  Scotland.  There 
was  no  coach  between  Edinburgh  and  Glasgow  until  1749. 


xl    HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

five  seats  costing  £22,  10s,  and  2s.  6d.  for  booking  money. 
A  sum  of  £2,  7s.  was  paid  for  excess  luggage,  each  person 
being  allowed  20  lbs.  free.  The  coach  was  apparently 
joined  at  Dunglass,^  the  Baillies  taking  with  them  '  little 
Robie  Pringle,'^  and  the  expenses  of  the  six  during  the 
thirteen  days  which  it  took  them  to  reach  London  were 
only  £10.  They  arrived  in  London  on  18th  December 
1714,  and  at  first  hired  a  furnished  house  at  a  rent  of 
£14  per  month.  This  they  left  at  the  end  of  June  1715, 
paying  in  addition  to  their  rent  '  To  Mr.  Brown  for  spoiling 
his  furniture  10s.  2d.,'  and  took  an  unfurnished  house, 
apparently  at  Chelsea,  at  a  rent  of  £45  per  annum.  They 
must  have  taken  the  house  as  it  stood,  for  the  repairing 
of  the  roof,  glazing  of  windows,  painting  and  sundry 
'  reparations  '  were  all  paid  for  by  them. 

In  August  1716  they  paid  one  of  their  many  visits  to 
Bath.  They  travelled  by  coach  via  Oxford,  the  journey 
there  and  back  to  London  costing  £20,  the  servants  and 
luggage  going  separately.  Their  lodgings  there,  four 
rooms  and  garrets,  were  at  the  rate  of  £2,  5s.  9d.  per  week. 
In  addition  to  the  entries  relating  to  taking  the  waters, 
amusements,  etc.,  there  occurs  the  following : — '  For 
cleaning  all  our  teeth  at  Bath  £l,  14s.' 

As  already  stated,  Rachel  Baillie  was  married  in  1717 
to  Lord  Binning.  As  the  marriage  was  to  take  place  in 
Edinburgh,  the  family,  five  in  number,  left  London  on 
5th  August  in  a  coach  with  six  horses,  which  was  to  carry 
them  to  Scotland  in  nine  days  ^  for  £32, 15s.  The  expenses 
on  the  road  on  this  occasion  amounted  to  £14,  13s.  9d. 

^  A  property  on  the  east  coast  of  Berwickshire  belonging  to  Sir  John  Hall. 
See  p.  27. 

-  Probably  the  son  of  Mr.  Robert  Pringle,  Under-Secretary  of  State,  who 
was  the  third  son  of  Sir  Robert  Pringle  of  Stitchell. 

'  This  must  have  been  very  fast  travelling  for  those  days.  In  1725  the  hire 
of  '  a  close  bodyed  carriage  and  six  horses '  cost  £'^0,  and  the  journey  took 
fourteen  days.  In  1717  the  commissioners  on  the  forfeited  estates  were  each 
allowed  £^0  for  their  expenses  on  the  road  to  Scotland. 


LADY   BINNING. 

AGED  29. 


{From  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstain  by  Maria  I'ere/sl.) 


INTRODUCTION  xli 

In  1729  the  household  were  again  resident  at  Mellerstain, 
and  consequently  the  visit  to  Bath  in  that  year  was  a  much 
greater  undertaking.  The  expedition  consisted  of  a  coach 
and  six  horses  and  eight  riding  horses,  the  journey  from 
Berwick  to  Bath  taking  sixteen  davs.  There  were  six  of 
the  family  in  the  coach  and  two  maids  ;  and  the  cost  of 
their  provisions  on  the  road  amounted  to  £23,  18s.  6d. 
The  board  and  lodging  of  seven  men  for  the  same  period 
came  to  £5,  12s.,  or  at  the  rate  of  Is.  per  diem  per  head, 
while  the  cost  of  feeding  the  horses  during  the  same  period 
amounted  to  £30,  Is.  9M.  The  horses  got  five  days'  rest 
at  Bath,  after  which  nine  of  them  were  sent  back  to 
Scotland  under  charge  of  '  Tam,'  who  got  £14,  14s.  for  his 
expenses  on  the  journey. 

But  by  far  the  most  important  of  their  journeys  was 
undertaken  in  1731,  when  Lord  Binning  was  ordered 
abroad  for  his  health.  Jerviswood,  who  was  getting  on 
in  life,  was  by  no  means  anxious  to  undertake  the  fatigues 
of  a  long  foreign  sojourn,  but  he  yielded  to  the  solicitations 
of  his  son-in-law,  and  on  the  9th  of  June  1731  he  and 
Lady  Grisell,  their  daughters  Grisie  and  Rachel,  their 
son-in-law  Lord  Binning,  and  their  granddaughter  '  little 
Oris '  landed  at  Rotterdam.  They  were  accompanied 
by  at  least  four  servants,  two  women  and  two  men,  but  it 
is  a  little  difficult  to  gather  the  total  number  of  the  party, 
as  friends  seem  to  join  and  leave  them.  The  accounts 
show  clearly  the  course  of  their  journey.  They  travelled 
by  schuit  or  public  canal  boat,  by  diligence,  by  private 
carriage,  and  by  chair.  As  was  but  natural,  they  made 
first  for  Utrecht,  where  Lady  Grisell  had  lived  in  exile 
with  her  father,  and  where,  in  spite  of  poverty  and 
anxiety,  they  had  been  a  merry  household.  '  She  had 
the  greatest  pleasure  in  shewing  us  every  corner  of  the 
town,  which  seemed  fresh  in  her  memory ;  particu- 
larly the  house  she  had  lived  in,  which  she  had  a  great 


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desire  to  see  ;  but  when  she  came  there  they  would  not 
let  her  in,  by  no  arguments  either  of  words  or  money,  for 
no  reason  but  for  fear  of  dirtying  it.  She  offered  to  put 
off  her  shoes,  but  nothing  could  prevail,  and  she  came 
away  much  mortified  at  her  disappointment.'  ^ 

The  fkst  long  stay  was  made  at  Spa,  where  they  took 
lodgings  at  the  '  Loup,'  engaging  their  own  cook.  They 
must  have  found  this  house  comfortable,  for  the  party 
makes  a  still  longer  stay  in  it  on  their  return  journey. 
Here  they  took  the  waters,  and  here  also  they  gave  a  ball 
and  supper  to  '  70  persons.'  The  expense  of  this  latter 
amounted  to  £13,  4s.  5d.,  including  £l,  lis.  6d.  for  the 
'  fidels  '  and  12s.  for  the  '  Buckie  '  (bouquet).  Then  they 
moved  on  through  Liege,  Namur,  Arlon  (where  we  find 
the  suggestive  note  '  imposed  on  '),  and  other  places  on 
the  road  south.  Each  little  town  provided  its  custom- 
house worries  and  '  searchers  '  to  be  squared,  sometimes 
not  altogether  satisfactorily,  as  witness  Champagne, 
where  '  we  was  searched  overly,'  and  Chalons,  where  '  we 
was  stopd  3  days  by  the  impertinence  of  the  Bourro.* 
They  reached  Lyons  on  11th  October,  and  contracted  to 
be  conveyed  to  Tmin  partly  by  chaises  and  partly  by 
chairs  '  over  the  Alps  cald  Munt  Sines.'  (It  will  be  noted 
that  the  sums  entered  for  conveying  the  party  from  place 
to  place  generally  include  meals,  sometimes  two  and  some- 
times three  a  day.)  Then  they  passed  through  Milan, 
Parma,  Reggio,  Modena,  Bologna  (where  it  is  refreshing 
to  see  the  first  entry  of  lis.  9d.  for  '  sasageses  '),  Loretto, 
and  so  to  Rome,  where  they  arrived  on  '  the  23  Novr.  at 
one  o'clock  of  the  day  1731.'  On  this  occasion  but  a  short 
stay  was  made  in  the  Eternal  City,  the  party  pushing  on 
to  Naples,  which  was  their  objective,  and  which  they 
reached  on  5th  December. 


'  Lady  Murray's  Memoirs. 


LORD    BINNING. 
{From  a  Portrait  at  Mellerstaiti.) 


INTRODUCTION  xliii 

At  Naples  they  took  a  house  at  £8  per  month,  for  which 
they  had  to  supply  china,  glass,  cutlery,  napery,  etc. 
They  also  hired  a  coach  and  horses  at  £8  per  month,  and 
engaged  a  cook  and  cook-boy,  a  maid,  and  M.  Saverio  and 
a  '  Vanditor.'  Here  Lady  Grisell  at  once  set  to  work  to 
learn  Italian,  her  master  being  paid  the  munificent  sum 
of  13s.  7d.  per  month  !  In  regard  to  this  her  daughter 
Avrites  :  '  At  Naples  she  shewed  what  would  have  been 
a  singular  quickness  of  capacity  and  apprehension  at  any 
age  much  more  at  hers.  She  knew  not  one  word  of 
Italian,  and  had  servants  of  the  country  that  as  little 
understood  one  word  she  said  ;  so  that  at  first  she  was 
forced  to  call  me  to  interpret  betwixt  them  ;  but  in  a 
very  little  while,  with  only  the  help  of  a  grammar  and 
dictionary,  she  did  the  whole  business  of  her  family  with 
her  Italian  servants,  went  to  shops,  bought  everything 
she  had  occasion  for,  and  did  it  so  well  that  our  acquaint- 
ances who  had  lived  many  years  there  begged  the  favour 
of  her  to  buy  for  them  when  she  provided  herself ;  think- 
ing and  often  saying  she  did  it  to  much  better  purpose 
than  they  could  themselves.' 

As  well  as  studying  Italian,  the  Baillies  at  this  time 
also  studied  music,  and  had  much  music  copied,  amongst 
which  the  music  of  Corelli  is  specially  mentioned. 

They  remained  in  Naples  until  the  beginning  of  May  1732, 
when  they  went  for  the  summer  to  Portiche,  again  taking 
a  house  and  having  to  provide  a  good  many  furnishings. 
On  the  14th  November  they  returned  to  Naples,  where 
apparently  thej?^  were  Joined  by  two  of  Lord  Binning's 
sons  and  a  second  daughter,  and  where  Lord  Binning 
died  on  27th  December.  The  Accounts  show  the  expense 
of  the  mourning,  including  a  velvet  nightgown  for  '  my  D.,* 
which  sounds  strange  to  ears  accustomed  to  the  modern 
meaning  of  the  word  '  nightgown.'  After  this  sad  event 
chaises  and  saddlery  were  repaired,  boxes  purchased  and 


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got  ready,  accounts  settled,  and  a  start  made  on  the 
homeward  journey.  Before  leaving  Naples,  however, 
they  sent  home  by  ship  a  supply  of  hams,  parmesan  cheese, 
and  macaroni.  They  also  shipped  home  marble  slabs  to 
the  value  of  £646,  16s.  sterling. ^ 

They  reached  Rome  on  29th  March  1733,  and  remained 
there  until  22nd  April.  Thence  they  proceeded  to  Florence, 
where  Lady  Grisell  had  the  pictures  already  referred  to 
of  her  husband,  her  daughter  Grisie,  and  her  two  grand- 
daughters Gris  and  Helen  painted  by  Mr.  Martin  for 
£11,  lis.,  and  where  she  saw  the  ostrich  in  reference  to 
which  she  afterwards  notes  for  her  grandsons,  '  If  you 
have  any  brass  money  in  your  pocket  it  will  be  very  good 
for  the  ostrich.'  ^  At  Bologna  they  took  a  box  in  the 
Opera  House,  which  they  provided  with  a  cushion  and 
cloth  ;  and  at  Venice  they  bought  books  and  treacle  !  and 
attended  amongst  other  things  a  '  Gundaliers  '  wedding, 
subscribing  a  shilling  to  the  fiddlers.  Thence  through 
Verona,  Trent,  Innsbruck,  Frankfort,  Cologne,  they  worked 
their  way  back  to  Spa,  where  they  again  made  a  long  stay, 
and  then  passing  through  Liege  and  Brussels  to  Paris 
they  finally  crossed  over  from  Calais  to  Dover,  carrying 
with  them  silver,  lace,  and  clothes  of  all  sorts. 

Looking  through  these  Accounts,  one  cannot  but  note 
the  constant  repairing  required  by  the  chaises,  or  '  cheases,' 
as  Lady  Grisell  frequently  writes  it,  the  furbishing  up  of 
pistols  and  purchasing  of  sword  belts,  etc.,  indicative  of 


'  Boxes  containing  all  sorts  of  things,  clothing,  books,  honey,  treacle,  pins, 
needles,  lamps,  etc.,  were  sent  home  in  various  ways:  '  by  the  Dut.  of  Newcastle 
to  be  left  at  Dr.  Mowbrays,'  'in  the  trunk  that  goes  to  Leghorn  to  be  sent  in 
a  man  of  war,'  to  be  sent  by  John  Gordon  Banker  in  Rotterdam  'in  a  Scots 
ship  to  Robert  Foulerton  at  the  Custome  Mouse  in  I.eath,'  etc.  Careful  lists 
were  kept  of  what  each  box  contained,  and  at  the  top  of  one  of  these  is  a  deleted 
note  in  Lady  Grisell's  hand,  '43  Marbel  Tables  in  the  coach  house,  2  tables  in 
the  galarie.' 

-  See  p.  396. 


■GRISIE'    AND    'RACHIE'    BAILLIE, 
AGED  6  AND  2  RESPECTIVELY. 

(From  a  Picture  at  Mellentain  by  John  Scougall.) 


INTRODUCTION  xlv 

the  bad  ^  and  dangerous  state  of  the  roads.  It  will  also 
be  noticed  that  even  at  that  early  stage  in  the  history  of 
tea  the  British  matron  refused  to  do  without  it,  and 
seemed  to  have  had  little  or  no  difficulty  in  obtain- 
ing it. 

Amongst  the  purchases,  '  beavor  '  skin  stockings  strike 
one  as  peculiar  ;  and  the  number  of  pairs  of  spectacles 
purchased  is  also  remarkable.  It  looks  as  if  a  pair  must 
have  been  left  behind  by  mistake  at  every  stopping-place. 

Amongst  the  books  purchased  abroad  there  are  three 
cookery-books  added  to  Lady  Grisell's  household  library. 


II.  Education  and  Amusements 

As  is  but  natural,  entries  relating  to  '  Grisie '  and 
'  Rachie  '  bulk  largely  in  the  Accounts.  We  cannot  trace 
the  career  of  '  Grisie  '  from  her  birth,  as  that  event  took 
place  shortly  before  the  Accounts  begin,  but  we  can 
follow  the  life  of  Rachie  from  its  very  dawn,  when  £2,  18s. 
stg.  is  paid  to  Mrs  Scott  the  midwife,  9s.  8d.  to  Mr. 
Livingston  for  christening  her,  3s.  8d.  to  the  '  bathel  of 
the  Church,'  and  4s.  lOd.  in  charity,  up  to  the  date  of  her 
marriage  in  1717,  when  £4,  6s.  is  paid  '  To  my  Rachys  Pro- 
clamation etc.,'  and  £1, Is. 6d.  'For  the  garland  that  is  brock 
over  the  Brid's  head,'  '  For  Bryds  favours  £3,'  and  '  To  the 
Brids  Garter  £l,  3s. '^   We  can  watch  the  two  sisters  grow- 


'  '  I  bought  a  chaise  at  Rome,  which  cost  me  twenty  five  pounds,  good  English 
pounds,  and  had  the  pleasure  of  being  laid  low  in  it  the  very  second  day  after  I  set 
out.  I  had  the  marvellous  good  luck  to  escape  with  life  and  limbs  ;  but  my 
delightful  chaise  broke  all  to  pieces,  and  I  was  forced  to  stay  a  whole  day  in 
a  hovel  while  it  was  tacked  together  in  such  a  way  as  would  serve  to  drag  me 
hither.'  So  writes  Lady  Mary  Wortley  Montagu  from  Naples  on  25th  Novem- 
ber 1739. 

-  'At  tlie  marriages  of  persons  of  the  upper  class  favours  were  sewn  upon 
the  bride's  dress.  When  the  ceremony  was  concluded  all  the  members  of  the 
company  ran  towards  her,   each   endeavouring  to  seize  a  favour.     When  the 


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ing  up  by  watching  their  petticoats  growing  down.  '  1708. 
For  lining  Rachys  gown  and  letting  down  her  peticoats ' 
2s.  stg.  Then  there  are  all  the  payments  in  connection  with 
their  education,  and  with  IMiss  May  Menzies  who  came  'at 
Lambis  1705  to  wate  on  my  children,'  and  who  remained 
as  a  friend  of  the  family  presumably  until  her  death. 

Miss  Menzies  was  the  daughter  of  Wilham  Menzies  of 
Raw,  W.S.,  and  her  nominal  salary  was  £8  stg.  per  annum, 
but  '  I  have  always  paid  her  £100  Scots '  (£8,  6s.  8d.  stg.). 
She  was  a  devoted  friend  to  her  charges,  for  in  1709  Lady 
Grisell  enters,  '  To  her  over  and  above  her  fie  for  her  care 
of  the  bairens  Avhen  they  had  the  fever  '  £27,  12s.  2d.  stg., 
and  there  are  also  many  entries  of  presents  given  to  her, 
such  as  dresses,  etc.  Talking  of  her  girlhood.  Lady  Murray 
writes  as  follows  :  '  We  were  always  with  her  [Lady 
Grisell]  at  home  and  abroad,  but  when  it  was  necessary 
we  should  learn  what  was  fit  for  us  ;  and  for  that  end 
she  got  Mrs.  May  Menzies,  a  daughter  of  Mr.  Menzies 
of  Raws,  Writer  to  the  Signet,  to  be  our  governess,  who 
was  well  qualified  in  all  respects  for  it,  and  whose  faithful 
care  and  capacity  my  mother  depended  so  much  upon, 
that  she  was  easy  when  we  were  with  her.  She  was  always 
with  us  when  our  masters  came  and  had  no  other  thought 
or  business  but  the  care  and  instruction  of  us  ;  which  I 
must  here  acknowledge  with  gratitude,  having  been  an 
indulgent  though  exact  mistress  to  us  when  young  ;  and 
to  this  time,  it  being  now  forty-five  years  that  she  has 
lived  with  us,  a  faithful,  disinterested  friend,  with  good 


confusion  had  ceased  the  bridegroom's  man  proceeded  to  pull  off  the  bride's 
garter,  which  she  modestly  dropped.  This  was  cut  into  small  portions,  which 
were  presented  to  each  member  of  the  company.' — Roger's  Scotland,  Social  and 
Domestic.  We  also  learn  from  the  same  source  that  it  was  the  custom  when 
a  bride  of  a  more  humble  station  entered  her  new  home  to  break  a  cake  of 
shortbread  over  her  head,  the  fragments  of  which  were  gathered  up  by  the 
young  people  and  dreamed  on.  Perhaps  the  bride's  garland  here  mentioned 
was  a  prettier  form  of  the  same  custom. 


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•sense,  good  temper,  entirely  in  our  interest,  and  that  with 
so  much  honesty  that  she  always  spoke  her  mind  sincerely 
without  the  least  sycophantry.' 

The  following  letter  of  instructions  by  Lady  Grisell  to 
Miss  Menzies  gives  us  some  idea  of  her  duties  : — 

Edinburgh,  August  16,  1705. 
Directions  for  Grisie  given  May  Menzies 
To  rise  by  seven  a  clock  and  goe  about  her  duty  of  reading, 
etc.  etc.,  and  be  drest  to  come  to  Breckfast  at  nine,  to  play  on 
the  spinnet  till  eleven,  from  eleven  till  twelve  to  write  and 
read  French.  At  two  a  clock  sow  her  seam  till  four,  at  four 
learn  arithmetic,  after  that  dance  and  play  on  the  spinet  again 
till  six  and  play  herself  till  supper  and  to  bed  at  nine. 

But  the  education  of  Grisie,  poor  mite,  had  begun  long 
before  this,  and  had  been  conducted  partly  at  school  and 
partly  by  special  masters.  On  10th  November  1696,  when 
she  is  just  four  years  old,  her  reading  master  receives 
4s.  lOd.  for  the  quarter,  and  her  education  in  this  branch 
is  completed  in  1701,  Avhen  a  payment  of  £l,  10s.  is  made 
'  to  Porterfield  to  perfect  Grisie  in  reading.'  Mr.  Thomson 
receives  9s.  8d.  per  quarter  for  teaching  writing,  Mr. 
Brown  £1  for  teaching  arithmetic,  and  Mr.  M'Gie  £l.  Is.  6d. 
for  teaching  geography.  We  also  read  of  5s.  5d.  as  the 
quarter's  fee  for  the  reading  school ;  of  2s.  3d.  for  '  Rachies 
quarter  at  the  School,'  and  of  4s.  lOd.  paid  for  '  the  Bairens 
milk  going  to  the  School.'  There  is  no  mention  of  French 
lessons — except  those  given  by  Miss  Menzies — until  the 
family  are  in  London  in  1715,  when  '  Mistress  Faucour ' 
receives  10s.  for  a  month's  tuition  and  Mr.  Dumbar  £l,  Is.  6d. 
for  the  same. 

Then  there  were  dancing  lessons,  both  for  the  children 
and,  as  already  mentioned,  for  Lady  Grisell  herself.  The 
children's  lessons  '  with  the  Frenchman '  cost  about 
£l,  3s.  8d.  a  month,  just  about  half  what  was  paid  in  London 
to  '  Mr.  Isaach  for  a  months  dancing  to  Rachie  £3,  4s.  6d.' 


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Then  of  course  they  go  to  the  balls  given  by  their  dancing 
masters,  and  we  read  : — 

1702.  May.   To  Rachys  Ball  and  Grisics  .  .  £0     4  11 

For  a  straw  hat  to  Grisies  Ball  .  0  10     0 

Gloves  to  them               .          .  .  2     6     0 

Cheries  at  the  Ball        .          .  .  0  10     0 

We  also  find  the  rather  suggestive  entry  :  '  To  Grisies 
master  for  coals  '  Is.  2|d  stg. 

In  addition  to  going  out  to  dances  they  sometimes  had 
the  fiddlers  in,  for  4s.  lOd.  was  paid  '  To  Thomson  the  violer 
for  j)laying  to  the  bairens  a  day,'  and  9s.  8d.  was  paid  '  For 
the  Kelso  fiddlers  2  days  at  Mellerstains.' 

Of  course  the  fiddlers  may  have  been  employed  for 
the  pleasure  of  their  music  alone,  for  music  was  one 
of  George  Baillie's  delights,  and  one  which  was  shared 
in  bv  his  wife  and  children.  The  musical  education  of 
the  latter  was  certainly  varied.  '  Grisie  '  was  taught  to 
play  the  spinet,  virginal,  viol  and  harp.  She  was  also 
taught  singing  and  '  through  bass,'  while  '  Rachie  '  learns 
the  spinet,  virginal,  and  flute.  '  Grisie '  continued  her 
musical  studies  long  after  her  marriage,  and  we  find  her 
taking  advantage  of  her  stay  in  Naples,  then  one  of  the 
principal  schools  of  music  in  the  world,  to  prosecute  them 
there.  By  the  way,  there  was  apparently  no  one  in 
Edinburgh  competent  to  mend  a  virginal,  although  there 
were  tuners  there,  for  in  1714  the  '  fine  virginal '  has  to 
be  sent  from  Mellerstain  to  Leith  and  shipped  to  London 
to  be  repaired.  The  repairs  cost  £12,  10s.  and  the  expenses 
of  getting  it  there  and  back  came  to  £2,  3s.  8d.  How 
devoted  the  family  were  to  music  is  shown  from  their 
Accounts  while  in  London,  which  show  constant  entries 
for  tickets  for  operas  and  concerts.  They  evidently 
belonged  to  the  Handel  faction,  and  not  to  that  of  his 
rival,  Bononcini,  for  they  patronise  the  concert  of  Castruchi, 
the  leader  of  Handel's  Opera  band,  who  was  famous  as 


INTRODUCTION  xlix 

a  performer  on  the  '  Violetta  Marina,'  an  instrument  of 
his  own  invention  ;  and  they  go  to  hear  Bernachi,  '  II  Re 
dei  cantatori,'  take  the  part  of  Goffredo  in  Handel's 
'  Rinaldo,'  and  Berenstadt  sing  the  bass  part  of  Arganti. 
Evidently  Bernachi,  whose  singing  particularly  appealed 
to  the  musically  educated,  was  a  special  favourite  of 
theirs.  He  presented  them  with  a  dog  called  '  Senorina,' 
and  they  presented  him  with  a  gold  watch  costing  £25 
and  a  gold  chain  costing  £4,  10s.  ^Vhen  her  grandsons 
Lord  Haddington  and  his  brother  went  abroad  in  1740, 
Lady  Grisell  specially  directed  them  when  at  Bologna  to 
'  ask  also  for  Sig'"^  Barnachi  the  famous  singer  and  Sig^^ 
Sandoni  the  husband  of  the  Cuzone,^  they  will  be  pleased 
to  be  of  service  to  any  of  our  family.' 

Then  they  bought  tickets  from  the  famous  singer  IMrs. 
Anastasia  Robinson,  afterwards  Countess  of  Peterborough, 
and  they  no  doubt  attended  her  weekly  concerts  in  Golden 
Square,  where  were  to  be  found  '  all  such  as  had  any  pre- 
tensions to  politeness  and  good  taste.' ^ 

Concert  tickets  in  London  cost  about  10s.  each  ;  while 
in  Edinburgh  we  read  of  '  a  concert  to  Grissie,'  at  various 
times  costing  Is.  2|d.  stg.,  2s.  2d.,  2s.  6d.,  etc. 

Money  was  easily  spent  in  London  on  less  intellectual 
pleasures  than  music.  Masquerades,  a  form  of  entertain- 
ment to  which  the  king  was  partial,  were  naturally  fashion- 
able, and  to  many  of  these  the  Baillies  went  as  '  Caposhins,' 
'  Pilgrims,'  etc.  Rachel  was  present  as  a  '  Country  Girl ' 
at  the  famous  masquerade  at  Montagu  House,  tickets  for 


^  Cuzzoni,  one  of  the  most  famous  singers  of  the  day.  She  appeared  first  in 
London  on  I2th  January  1722  as  Teophane  in  Handel's  *  Otto.'  It  was  while 
rehearsing  for  this  opera  that  Handel  in  a  rage  seized  her  round  the  waist 
and  threatened  to  throw  her  out  of  the  window.  On  one  occasion  a  gentleman 
in  the  gallery  poetically  exclaimed,  '  Damn  her,  she  has  a  nest  of  nightingales 
in  her  belly.'  She  married  Sigr.  Sandoni,  a  harpsichord  master  and  composer 
of  some  eminence.  She  was  a  foolish  and  extravagant  woman,  and  eventually 
died  in  great  poverty. — Grove's  Dictionary  of  Music. 

^  Burney's  History. 

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which  were  much  sought  after,  and  where  '  there  was  a 
drawing-room  for  the  King  who  was  not  there,'  and 
'  where  everything  was  in  great  order  and  magnificence,' 
and  '  could  not  have  cost  less  than  five  or  six  hundred 
pounds.'^  Then  they  lost  money  at  cards  at  the  Dukes 
of  Roxburgh  and  Montrose,  at  the  Earls  of  Stair  and 
Rothes,  at  Ladies  Loudoun,  Strafford,  Mar,  Dupplin,  etc. 
They  dined  with  the  Prince  and  Princess  of  Wales,  with 
the  Dukes  of  Chandos  and  Hamilton,  Sir  Robert  Walpole, 
Mr.  Speaker  Onslow,  Mr.  Doddington,  and  scores  of  other 
interesting  people,^  '  and  were  as  usual  in  the  first  circles, 
Mr.  Baillie's  house  being  the  resort  of  the  best  company 
and  the  rendezvous  of  many  of  the  wits  of  that  day.'^ 

We  have  mentioned  how  the  Baillies  accepted  a  present 
of  a  dog  from  Signor  Bernachi,  but  we  read  in  Lady 
Murray's  Memoirs  of  another  present  which  was  not  so 
well  received.  She  writes  :  '  He  had  an  infinite  pleasure 
in  giving  even  little  trifling  presents  to  his  friends,  but 
did  not  like  receiving.  If  it  was  from  any  he  thought 
had  a  view  to  his  interest  for  them  he  would  not  suffer 
it  though  never  so  trifling.  He  made  us  return  a  parrot 
given  us  when  he  was  in  the  Admiralty  by  a  gentleman 
who  was  soliciting  something  there.'  As  to  this  Mr.  Harry 
Graham  writes  :  *  '  To  be  given  a  parrot  at  any  time  is 
annoying,  but  when  such  a  gift  partakes  of  the  nature  of 
a  bribe  it  becomes  doubly  offensive.'  Mr.  Graham,  how- 
ever, forgot  when  writing  this  that  Mr.  Baillie's  fondness 
for  animals  was  well  known.  An  examination  of  Lady 
Grisell's  accounts  shows  that  the  gentleman  who  presented 
the  parrot  was  not  such  a  simpleton  as  Mr.  Graham  not 


^  Diary  of  Mary,  Countess  of  Corvper. 

'  See  'Bills  of  Fair,'  p.  281,  in  which  Lady  Grisell  not  only  states  with 
whom  they  dined,  but  what  they  had  for  dinner,  and  how  the  dishes  were 
arranged  on  the  table. 

'  Appendix  to  Lady  Murray's  Memoirs. 

*  A  Group  of  Scottish  Wot?ien,  by  Harry  Graham. 


INTRODUCTION  li 

unnaturally  concludes,  for  Mr.  Baillie  had  a  sufficient 
liking  for  parrots  to  pay  4s.  lOd.  for  having  one  brought 
from  Glasgow  in  1703,  and  a  reward  of  2s.  '  for  finding  the 
parrit,'  when  it  escaped  in  1704.  Besides  this  parrot 
there  were  purchased  in  1705  a  mavis  for  2s.  6d.,  2  lint 
whites  for  Is.  8d.,  and  in  1713  the  then  large  sum  of  £l,  10s. 
is  paid  for  a  '  mavis  cage.'  '  The  dog  Lyon  '  is  purchased 
in  1718  for  2s.  6d.,  and  in  the  same  year  10s.  6d.  is  paid 
'  To  teach  Jessie  the  dog  tricks.' 

III.  Servants 

The  question  of  servants  seems  to  have  bulked  as 
largely  then  as  now.  One  is  accustomed  to  talk  of  the 
good  old-fashioned  servant  who  came  as  a  girl  and  died 
as  a  nuisance  at  an  advanced  age,  but  although  there 
are  occasional  traces  of  this  class  of  domestic  to  be  met 
with  in  the  Baillie  Accounts,  one  is  more  struck  by  the 
constant  changes  in  the  household.  In  fact,  those  changes 
are  so  frequent  that  it  is  very  difficult  to  judge  of  the  size 
of  the  establishment,^  and  one  is  reluctantly  driven  to  the 
conclusion  that  Lady  Grisell  was  in  some  ways  just  too 
good  a  manager.  For  instance,  there  are  eighteen  different 
servants  mentioned  in  the  first  three  years  of  their  married 
life,  and  that  in  an  establishment  consisting  apparently 
of  four  women  servants  and  a  manservant.  During  the 
next  ten  years  there  are  sixty  different  servants  men- 
tioned, of  whom  thirty-one  do  not  remain  a  year  and 
seventeen  do  not  remain  two  years.  When,  after  the 
accession  of  George  i.,  the  family  took  up  its  quarters  in 
London,  the  same  ill  luck  as  to  domestics  followed  them 
there.  In  1715  there  were  no  fewer  than  eight  cooks  :  one 
remained  a  day,  one  a  night,  and  one  made  out  two  months. 


servants. 


^  In  1697  cess  is  paid  for  eight  servants,  and  in  London  there  were  eight 

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but  was  then  carried  away  by  the  constables.  The  same 
misfortune  overtook  Hellen  Williams  the  housemaid,  who 
is  charged  with  8s.  2d.  '  For  constables  and  cariing  befor  a 
Justice  of  Peace.'  No  hint  is  given  of  their  crimes,  nor 
do  we  learn  anything  of  their  fate,  unless  this  item  in  the 
following  year's  Accounts  has  reference  to  them  : — '  July 
31.  To  the  servants  at  Newgate  Prison  2s.  6d.'  In  1717 
there  were  four  cooks,  one  of  whom  stayed  a  night  and 
one  a  fortnight  and  was  paid  for  a  month,  which  meant  a 
good  deal  under  Lady  Grisell's  careful  sway.  No  wonder 
Lady  Grisell  when  an  old  woman  wrote  to  her  daughter, 
Lady  Murray  :  '  My  dear,  Stay  till  Saturday  if  Lady  S. 
desires  you,  and  tell  her  not  to  be  uneasie  at  the  disap- 
pointments in  servants,  for  being  a  thing  she  will  always 
meet,  it  would  be  a  plague  indeed  if  one  laid  it  to  heart. 
If  she  can  lift  her  house  to  St.  Giles's  we  should  all  live 
together  and  everyone  serve  another,  but  I  would  keep 
the  purse  and  make  them  eat  their  meat  in  order.  Om^ 
housemaid  is  so  long  that  your  sister  has  made  two  of 
her,  for  we  have  only  her  and  the  cook  and  I  'm  in  no 
hope  for  a  laundrimaid.  You  '11  think  I  have  said  enough 
with  a  vomite  on  my  stomach  which  is  only  by  way  of 
prevention.'  ^ 

There  are,  as  has  been  hinted,  several  notable  exceptions 
to  this  short  service  system.  May  Menzies,  the  governess, 
to  whom  reference  has  already  been  made,  remained  all 
her  life,  and  Tam  Youll,  the  coachman,  seems  also  to  have 
been  more  or  less  of  a  fixture.  Tam  entered  the  Baillies' 
service  in  1706  as  groom,  at  a  money  wage  of  £l,  10s.  stg. 
and  his  clothes,  excepting  linen.     He  eventually  became 


^  This  is  written  by  Lady  Grisell  in  an  old  and  shaky  hand  in  the  middle  of 
an  undated  letter  from  Lady  Binning  to  Lady  Murray  describing  a  seizure  Lady 
Grisell  had  had  the  previous  night,  diagnosed  by  Dr.  Carlton  as  the  result  of 
wind  caused  by  too  long  fasts.  He  advises  '  she  should  eat  little  at  a  time,  and 
often,  fasting  long  is  very  bad  for  her.' 


INTRODUCTION  liii 

coachman,  and  went  with  the  family  to  London,  where  his 
wages  were  raised  to  £3.  His  career  exempHfies  another 
point  in  connection  with  Lady  Grisell's  household  service, 
viz.  the  custom  of  fining  the  domestics  for  faults  and 
charging  them  with  any  loss  sustained  through  their 
carelessness  or  misconduct.  Thus  there  is  an  entry  in 
Tam  Youll's  account  as  follows  :  1709.  '  To  him  for 
George  Dods  loss  of  work  when  drunk  and  lam'd  his  leg 
£7,  4s.  Scots.'  ^  And  George  Dods's  account  for  the  same 
year  contains  this  entry  :  '  March  25.  For  a  velvet  cap 
he  spoilt  £2,  8s.  Scots.'  In  1712  Tam  is  again  in  disgrace 
for  having  got  drunk  at  Makerstoun,  for  which  he  is  fined 
10s.  stg.,  the  entry  being,  '  April  20.  To  him  for  excessive 
drinking.'  In  1714  he  meets  with  still  severer  punish- 
ment in  connection  with  a  mare  which  had  apparently 
come  by  an  accident  through  his  carelessness,  for  he  has 
not  only  to  pay  £l,  10s.  stg.  '  To  the  ferriers  account,' 
but  also  10s.  stg.  for  the  hire  of  a  horse  '  to  the  coch  when 
the  mare  was  spoilt ' — £2  out  of  a  money  wage  of  £2,  10s. 
When  his  wife  is  ill  a  doctor  and  drugs  are  provided  for 
her,  but  they  are  charged  against  him  in  his  account — 
£l,  16s.  6d.  It  is  the  same  with  the  accounts  of  all  the 
other  servants.  They  are  carefully  charged  with  anything 
provided  or  done  for  them  or  their  families  beyond  the 
bargain  of  their  service.  They  are  fined  for  misbehaviour,  ^ 
and  have  to  pay  for  '  breakages  '  unless  reported  the  same 
day.^ 

As  this  subject  of  servants  is  one  of  considerable  interest, 
Lady  Grisell's  '  Memorandums  and  Directions  to  Servants  ' 


^  It  was  Youll  who  was  drunk,  and  not  Dods,  as  is  shown  by  another 
entry.  By  the  way  there  were  not  fewer  than  three  '  Tam  Youlls '  in  the 
establishment  at  the  same  time,  which  must  have  made  things  a  trifle 
confusing. 

-  '1706.  To  James  Carrin  for  wilful  absence  from  his  service,  ;C3  Scots.' 
His  wage  was  ;^30  Scots. 

^  See  p.  275,  rule  22. 


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has  been  included  in  this  volume.  It  is  rendered  still 
more  interesting  by  there  being  given  a  table  of  their 
weekly  diet — diet  which  would  certainly  not  suit  the 
servant  of  to-dav.  It  will  be  observed  that  there  is  no 
such  thing  as  butter  allowed  with  their  '  oat  loaf,  broun 
bread  or  Ry.' 

As  already  stated,  it  is  difficult  to  gather  from  the 
earlier  accounts  how  many  servants  were  kept,  but  when 
the  family  were  in  London  there  apjDcar  to  have  been  eight, 
and  latterly  at  Mellerstain  there  must  have  been  about 
seventeen,  as  is  shown  by  a  list  of  the  servants  as  at 
Whitsunday  1740  : — - 

Ann  Turnbull,  Housekeeper 

Margaret  Rutherd,  Gentlewoman 

Betty  ogle,  Landry  maid 

Janet,  Housemaid 

Ann  Castles,  Cook 

Margaret  Hard5%  Washer 

Hellen  Youl,  Dary  Maid 

Pegie,  Kitchen  Maid 

Hendry  de  Pallie,  Butler 

George  Deans,  Gardner 

Robert  Taylor,  Cochman 

William  Hull,  Footman 

Tam  Youll,  his  land  coachman  about 

Andrew  Youl,  Postilion 

George  Carter,  Groom     . 

Tam  Youll,  Carter 

John,  Under  cook   . 

George  Howison,  herd  without  meat 

George  Dods,  officer  without  meat  . 


In  Appendix  ii.  will  be  found  a  note  of  the  money  wages 
paid  to  servants  prior  to  1718  as  shown  in  the  Accounts. 
In  judging  of  the  figures  there  given  as  applicable  to 
Scotland,  it  is  necessary  to  add  to  the  money  wage  the 


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INTRODUCTION  Iv 

value  of  two  pairs  of  shoes  supplied  annually  to  each 
maidservant,  and  the  value  of  all  clothes  except  linen 
supplied  to  most  of  the  menservants.  The  former  may 
be  taken  as  having  been  worth  about  4s.  stg.  per  annum 
and  the  latter  about  £2  stg.  per  annum. 

'  Drink  money  '  or  tips  to  servants  of  course  figures 
largely,  and  there  seems  little  doubt  that  this  burden  was 
even  more  oppressive  then  than  now.  As  far  as  can  be 
judged,  '  drink  money  '  per  annum  averaged  about  one- 
fifth  of  the  annual  wage-bill  of  the  servants.  The  entry 
which  gives  the  largest  amount  of  drink  money  is  in  1717, 
and  is  as  follows  :  '  For  all  drink  money  while  at  Edin- 
burgh and  travelling  about  the  6  moneths  I  was  in  Scot- 
land £29,  10s.  stg.'  This  would  represent  something  like 
£200  of  the  money  of  to-day,  and  strikes  one  as  a  large  sum 
even  for  people  in  such  a  position  as  the  Baillies,  who  were 
no  doubt  accompanied  by  two  or  three  servants. 

It  is  not  only  the  amount  of  the  drink  money  that  is 
surprising  ;  it  is  also  the  servants  to  whom  drink  money 
is  paid.  The  recipients  are  nearly  always  nm-ses.^  Of 
course  one  can  understand  that  at  a  christening  the  nurse 
would  be  the  natural  person  to  tip,  but  the  occasions  cannot 
always  have  been  christenings,  even  admitting  how  fashion- 
able large  families  then  were. 

As  already  stated,  the  menservants  received  clothing, 
but  it  is  a  little  difficult  to  give  details  of  what  was  supplied, 
as  in  most  cases  material  is  purchased  and  made  up  by 
the  tailor  at  a  wage  of  4d.  a  day  and  his  food.  Still  it  is 
possible  to  glean  a  certain  amount  of  information.  Duncan 
Bisset,  whose  wage  was  £2  per  annum,  received  in  1702 
shoes  4s.,  linen  running  drawers  Is.  3d.,  running  shoes 
3s.  2d.,  twil  drawers  Is.  2|d.,  string  3|d.,  hat  4s.  6d.,  shirts 


^  See  vol.  xxxix.  of  the  Proceedings  of  the  Society  of  Antiquaries  of  Scotland, 
p.  121,  where  Mr.  A.  O.  Curie  refers  to  this. 


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4s.  8d.,  cap  3s.,  drawers  and  gloves  2s.  8d.,  stockings 
Is.  lOd.,  a  bonnet  Id.,  blue  cloth  for  a  coat  £1,  14s.  3|d., 
for  furnishing  and  making  the  same  4s.  8d.  Duncan  had 
to  supply  at  his  own  expense  '  linen  to  his  neck,'  which 
cost  him  2s.  lOd.  In  1715  a  suit  of  livery  seems  to  have 
cost  £4,  10s.,  and  a  big  lined  coat  £2,  10s.,  while  a  suit  of 
ordinary  clothes  for  the  barnman  cost  only  £l. 

We  get  another  instance  of  Lady  Grisell's  careful 
management  from  such  entries  as  the  following  :  '  1716. 
Nov.  16.  For  turning  two  coats  into  two  waistcoats  to 
George  and  Tam  10s.' 

Board  wages  in  Scotland  were  at  that  time  Is.  a  day, 
but  this  no  doubt  included  lodging,  as  the  cost  of  feeding 
a  servant  according  to  the  dietary  given  by  Lady  Grisell 
on  p.  277  works  out  at  about  3d.  a  day.  In  1716  the 
cost  of  feeding  servants  in  England  is  given  as  follows  : — 

For  meat  to  4  servants  when  I  was  nine  weeks  at  Bath  from 
8  Augt.  till  8  Oct.  from  Betson  .  .  .  £0  15  2 
For  bread  in  that  time  .  .  .  .  .  12  2 
For  candle,  cheese  roots,  etc.  in  that  time  .  0  6  6 
For  Bear 0  18     0 


£3     1  10 


or  nearly  Is.  9d.  per  head  per  week.  Either  the  servants 
must  have  starved  themselves  in  1716  or  they  must  have 
'  done  '  themselves  uncommonly  well  in  1718,  for  under 
8th  October  of  that  year  we  find  the  folloAving  corresponding 
entries  : — 

For  meat  to  4  servants  for  6  weeks  wt  Mrs.  Dundas 
[while]  I  was  at  Bath  from  Clements  Butcher      .       £1     8 

bread 0     9     1 

drink  2J  barrill  .  .  .  .  .  .         12     6 

sundry  other  provisions      .  .  ,  .  .         2  12     3 


£5  11  10 
This  works  out  at  4s.  8d.  per  head  per  week. 


INTRODUCTION  Ivii 

IV.  Household  Expenses 

Under  this  heading,  as  ah*eady  mentioned,  Lady  Grisell 
entered  all  expenditure  in  connection  with  provisioning, 
firing,  lighting,  and  washing.  Not  only  did  she  enter 
sums  actually  spent,  but  she  also  charged  herself  with  the 
prices  of  all  supj^lies  drawn  from  the  estate.  These 
would  no  doubt  be  credited  in  some  '  home  farm  '  Account 
Book,  but  that  has  not  been  found.  During  the  first 
years  of  her  married  life  the  details  given  under  this  heading 
are  rather  meagre,  but  they  increase  year  by  year,  and  are 
eventually  very  voluminous.  It  is,  of  course,  quite  impos- 
sible to  refer  to  all  the  articles  mentioned,  and  as  the 
extracts  from  the  Accounts  may  not  give  some  of  these, 
an  attemj)t  has  been  made  by  means  of  an  appendix  to 
keep  a  note  of  the  most  important  of  them  and  of  their 
prices,  though  the  Editor  is  aware  that  a  tabulated  state 
of  this  sort  is  apt  to  be  misleading  as  it  gives  no  indication 
of  what  was  in  common  or  only  in  occasional  use.  An 
attempt  has  also  been  made  in  the  same  Appendix  to 
contrast,  where  data  make  it  possible,  the  prices  ruling 
in  Scotland  and  in  England  in  the  early  eighteenth  century 
with  those  of  the  present  day. 

A  careful  examination  of  this  part  of  the  expenditure 
shows  that  on  an  average  nearly  a  fourth  of  it  was  spent 
on  alcoholic  drinks,  and  that  exclusive  of  the  beer  brewed 
at  home.  In  Scotland,  French  wine  (this  may  be  another 
name  for  claret,  although  Lady  Grisell  seems  to  draw  a 
distinction  between  the  two),  claret,  canary,  sack,  mum, 
brandy,  ale,  and  beer  are  the  principal  drinks  and  are 
bought  in  large  quantities,  while  other  wines  and  spirits, 
such  as  burgundy,  aquavita;,  arrac,  etc.,  are  only  rarely 
mentioned.  In  England,  on  the  other  hand,  arrac  and 
burgundy  frequently  figure,  and  champagne  makes  its 
appearance.     These  two  latter  wines  are  generally  bought 


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together  and  in  the  same  number  of  bottles,  rather  in- 
dicating that  they  were  got  for  special  occasions. 

Turning  to  temperance  drinks,  the  first  mention  of  tea 
in  Lady  Grisell's  Accounts  is  in  1702,  when  a  shilling  is 
paid  for  a  '  tee  pot.'  There  is,  however,  a  still  earlier 
reference  to  tea  in  the  Inventory  of  the  furnishings  of 
her  mother-in-law's  house  in  Edinburgh,  which  is  dated 
5th  June  1696,  and  where  we  find  mention  of  '  a  whet 
(white)  ern  (iron)  tee  stop  (stoup).'  Little  tea-cups  to 
drink  out  of  are  also  purchased  in  1702,  and  a  little  '  yetlen  ^ 
kettle  '  and  spirits  of  wine  for  boiling  the  same.^  Li  1705 
we  have  '  2  dozen  china  plats,  2  dusin  tee  and  jacolite 
dishes  and  a  tee  pot  and  basone  bought  by  Greenknowe 
in  Holland '  £8,  2s.  6d.  stg.,  and  in  1706  Is.  4d.  is  paid  for 
'  a  pot  for  milk  to  tee.'  We  have  thus  the  tea-table  fairly 
complete.  The  first  entry  narrating  the  purchase  of  tea 
itself  does  not  occur  until  1708,  when  half  a  pound  Bohea 
is  purchased  for  £l.  That  is  at  the  rate  of  £1,  9s.  Id.  per 
pound  avoirdupois.  Probably  prior  to  that  date  any  tea 
got  was  purchased  by  Mr.  Baillie  when  in  London.  With 
tea  at  such  a  price  Lady  Grisell  naturally  buys  but  seldom, 
and  at  first  in  half  or  quarter  jjound  quantities,  generally 
purchasing  at  the  same  time  with  Bohea  an  equal  quantity 
of  green  tea,  which  cost  about  half  as  much.  As  the 
fortunes  of  the  family  improved  and  the  price  fell,  tea 
was  used  more  and  more,  and  latterly  figures  pretty  often 
in  the  Accounts.  Coffee  is  mentioned  in  1703,  and  a 
'  coper  pott '  for  Coffee  is  entered  in  old  Mrs.  Baillie's 
Inventory  of  1696.  Chocolate  is  referred  to  as  early  as 
1695.  Fruits  and  confections  are  frequently  bought,  and 
occasionallv  '  taiblet  for  the  bairens.' 


^  Cast-iron. 

2  Spirit  lamps  are  mentioned  in  old  Mrs.  Baillie's  Inventory  already 
referred  to,  where  we  find  '  two  coper  things  for  holding  of  cotten  to  burn 
with  wein.' 


INTRODUCTION  lix 

As  to  food  supplies,  not  much  need  be  said.  With  the 
exception  of  anchovies,  which  are  only  once  purchased, 
the  other  items  mentioned  in  the  Appendix  occur  with 
more  or  less  frequency.  Herrings  of  course  bulk  largely, 
and  many  barrels  of  them  are  sent  as  presents  to  Mr. 
Secretary  Johnston  in  London.  It  is  curious  to  note  that 
when  in  London  Lady  Grisell  finds  it  cheaper  to  have 
barley,  starch,  washing  blue,  butter,  shelled  peas,  indigo, 
etc.,  sent  from  Edinbm'gh. 

Cows,  oxen,  calves,  sheep,  lambs,  and  pigs  are  also 
largely  used  for  food,  as  well  as  fowls,  domesticated  and 
wild,  the  latter  being  pm*chased  at  all  seasons.  Unfor- 
tunately there  are  no  data  to  enable  us  to  contrast  the 
prices  of  butcher  meat  in  Scotland  and  England,  but  it 
will  be  noted  that  in  England  mutton  is  dearer  per  pound 
than  beef,  and  the  relative  prices  of  cattle  and  sheep 
indicate  that  this  also  was  the  case  in  Scotland.  Lady 
Murray  gives  us  a  carefully  drawn  up  statement  of  the 
quantities  of  supplies  consumed  by  the  establishment  for 
several  years  after  Lady  Grisell's  death,  two  of  which  are 
given  as  specimens,-^  but  when  considering  these,  it  must 
be  borne  in  mind  that  Mellerstain  was  at  that  time  the 
residence  of  ladies  only. 

Perhaps  it  is  not  inappropriate  under  this  head  to  refer 
to  the  question  of  menus.  Lady  Grisell  left  a  book  of 
these  '  Bills  of  Fair  '  as  she  calls  them.  They  are  peculiarly 
interesting  from  the  fact  that  they  give  not  only  her  own 
dinners,  but  the  dinners  of  the  friends  by  whom  she  was 
entertained,  and  further,  the  lists  are  made  so  as  to  show 
the  position  of  the  dishes  on  the  table.  A  few  of  these 
are  printed,-  and  it  will  be  seen  from  them  that  two 
courses,  a  relief  and  dessert,  constituted  a  formal  dinner. 
All    the    dishes  of  each  course  were    set    down    on  the 

^  Pp.  304-306.  2  pp^  281-304. 


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table,  and  a  relief  consisted  of  one  or  two  dishes  sub- 
stituted for  some  of  those  of  the  first  course.  Some- 
times Lady  Grisell  draws  circles  round  the  name  of 
each  dish  to  represent  the  plate.  From  these  '  Bills  ' 
we  see  what  was  the  dinner  when  the  Baillies  dined 
with  the  Prince  and  Princess  of  Wales  at  Richmond,  ^^'ith 
the  Duke  of  Montrose,  the  Duke  of  Roxburgh,  Bishop  of 
Sarum,  Duke  of  Chandos,  Lord  Stair,  Lord  Oxford,  Lady 
Mary  Wortley  Montagu,  etc.,  and  what  the  Baillies  gave 
these  great  peojDle  Avhen  they  in  turn  dined  with  them. 
It  will  be  noted  that  in  these  menus  there  is  only  one 
mention  of  potatoes,  and  that  in  one  of  the  foreign  menus 
in  1733. 

The  House  Accounts  contain  many  other  odd  items  of 
information.  For  instance,  we  find  that  Lady  Grisell  made 
her  own  ink,  and  excellent  ink  it  was,  out  of  copperas  and 
galls,  and  her  blacking  for  boots  out  of  lamp  black  and 
beeswax.  We  learn  that  a  barrel  containing  thirty  salted 
cod  cost  £l,  and  a  barrel  of  pickled  oysters  2s.  ;  that  out  of 
thirty  dozen  oranges  and  twenty  dozen  lemons  Lady  Grisell 
had  '  8  gallons  orange  wine  and  large  12  gallons  of  panch 
and  2  doz.  oranges  besides  to  preserve ' ;  that  a  flambeau 
cost  from  Is.  2d.  to  Is.  6d  ;  that  the  salmon  bill  for  the 
year  amounted  to  £l,  7s.  ;  that  tobacco  cost  2s.  and  snuff 
4s.  a  lb.,  also  that  the  ladies  used  the  latter.  We  find 
that  in  London,  as  coals  were  expensive,  a  cinder  sieve 
was  purchased,  and  charcoal  and  billets  of  wood  were 
burned,  and  brushwood  and  roots  used.  In  fact,  the 
information  is  inexhaustible. 

V.  Buildings,  Gardens,  and  Estate  Management 

The  picturesque  old  tower  of  Jerviswood  had  been  the 
residence  of  George  Baillie's  father.  There  all  his 
children  had  been  born,  and  there  his  widow  took  up 


INTRODUCTION  Ixi 

her  residence  when  the  estates  were  restored  to  the 
family.  There  is  extant  in  the  old  lady's  handwriting 
an  Inventory  of  the  furniture  and  plenishings  at  Jervis- 
wood  as  at  November  1694.  It  is  an  interesting  and  mar- 
vellously spelt  document,  and  we  learn  from  it  how  the 
various  rooms  were  furnished,  or  rather  unfurnished : 
witness  the  purple  chamber,  which  contained  only  '  a 
very  old  bed  all  brok,'  and  '  ]My  study,'  which  belied  its 
title  by  containing  nothing  but  water  stoops,  cups,  coggies, 
spits,  girdels,  raxes,  quiechs,  etc.  There  was  no  drawing- 
room,  '  My  Chamber  '  having  no  doubt  contrived  a  double 
debt  to  pay,  and  the  dining-room  held  nought  but  '  en 
beg  ern  chemly  [grate]  with  a  bake  '  and  '  a  bege  wenscott 
tebell  and  two  fur  tember  one  lesser.'  Some  of  the  windows 
would  also  appear  to  have  been  only  half  glazed,  the  lower 
half  being  a  hinged  wooden  shutter,  as  indicated  by  there 
being  '  In  a  beg  pres  '  '  4  pr  of  wendow  bands  '  or  hinges. 
Jerviswood  and  its  furnishings,  its  '  three  win  glasses  two 
of  them  wanting  the  foot,'  was  as  typical  of  the  Scotland 
that  was  passing  as  Mellerstain  Tower,  the  Baillies'  other 
residence,  became  typical  of  the  Scotland  that  was  coming. 

As  his  mother  w^as  occupying  the  old  family  residence 
of  Jerviswood,  George  Baillie  had  perforce  to  adopt  Meller- 
stain Tower  as  his  country  residence.  Unfortunately, 
there  are  no  traces  left  of  the  latter  place.  It  probably 
occupied  the  site  of  the  buildings  erected  towards  the 
end  of  the  eighteenth  century  from  the  designs  of  R.  and  J. 
Adam,  and  united  as  these  do  now  the  two  wings  built 
by  George  Baillie.  In  spite  of  the  beautiful  roofs  and 
exquisite  woodcarvings  of  its  successor,  one  cannot  help 
regretting  the  disappearance  of  the  old  Tower,  the  top 
of  which  we  learn  from  the  Accounts  was  so  carefully 
repaired  every  year. 

Probably  during  old  Mrs.  Baillie's  lifetime  this  old 
Tower  was  even  less  comfortable  than  Jerviswood,  but 


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she  had  not  long  been  dead,  and  the  estates  freed  of  her 
jointure,  before  extensive  repairs  and  additions  began  to 
be  made  to  it.  During  the  years  1701,  1702,  and  1703 
£217,  12s.  4d.  was  spent  on  repairing  the  Tower  and 
offices.  Each  follo-^nng  yeax  something  was  added.  In  1706 
there  is  paid  6s.  for  measuring  off  '  33  acres,  3  ruds,  17  f . 
8  ells  for  a  park,'  and  in  1708  the  park  dykes  are  built  at 
a  cost  of  £54,  9s.  5d.  In  1709,  looking  to  the  times,  this 
most  extraordinary  entry  occurs  :  '  Expense  of  building 
the  Bath  house  £65,  4s.  4d.'  In  1711  a  new  kitchen  is 
built  which  apparently  had  a  thatched  roof.  And  so  the 
additions  go  on. 

Nor  is  the  garden  or  planting  neglected.  In  1701  young 
trees  are  bought  for  3s.  4d.  from  '  Hundalie,'  and  fir  seed 
is  frequently  got — sometimes  from  London.  The  price 
of  the  latter  seems  to  have  varied  considerably,  from  2s. 
per  lb.  in  1704,  to  15s.  in  1711.  There  is  a  nursery  formed 
at  Jerviswood,  and  large  numbers  of  j^oung  trees  purchased 
for  there  and  Mellerstain — limes,  yews,  thorns,  planes, 
elms,  geans,  firs,  chestnuts,  walnuts,  and  fruit  trees. 
Acorns  are  also  got.  In  1712  we  have  one  of  Lady  Grisell's 
characteristic  entries  :  '  For  young  trees  bought  by  John 
Hope  which  was  a  perfit  cheat  £2,  10s.'  and  in  1715  we 
read  of  Is.  8d.  being  paid  '  For  nailing  up  the  vine  tree.' 

There  were  evidently  a  few  well-grown  trees  still  left 
in  Scotland  at  this  date,  in  spite  of  the  general  belief 
to  the  contrary,  as  shown  by  such  entries  as  :  1703. 
'  Repairing  tenants  house  in  part,'  '  all  timber  being  cut  in 
the  wood,'  and  again  in  1709,  '  To  James  Blakie  2  days 
at  Langshaw  cutting  timber.' 

Unfortunately,  little  or  no  detail  is  given  of  seeds  pur- 
chased for  the  garden.  Of  vegetables,  spinach,  peas,  and 
parsley  are  mentioned,  and  of  flowers  anemones,  ranun- 
culuses, jonquils,  and  tulips. 

A  bowling-green  is  laid  out  in  1710  and  1711,  at  a  cost 


INTRODUCTION  Ixiii 

of  £7,  3s.  Id.,  on  which  the  peacock  purchased  in  1704  no 
doubt  displayed  itself. 

The  entries  in  regard  to  the  enclosing  of  land  are  of 
interest,  the  first  occurring  in  1699,  when  £4  is  paid  for 
putting  up  one  of  the  park  dykes,  and  later  on  there  are 
entries  of  abatements  granted  to  tenants  for  '  dykes, 
eaten  corns  and  cart  roads.'  The  cost  of  building  a  dry 
stone  dyke  was  Is.  per  rood,^  as  compared  with  about 
Is.  per  yard  nowadays,  and  Lady  Grisell  took  care  to  see 
that  she  got  a  good  job,  as  witness  the  following  docu- 
ment : — 

Be  it  known  that  whereas  I  George  Cairncross  Mason  in 
Selikrete  being  imployed  by  the  Right  Hon.  Lady  Grisell 
Baillie  on  building  these  dry  dykes  at  the  strype  being  south- 
ward from  the  towne  [?]  hill  at  Mellerstain  but  there  being 
thirty  roods  of  the  said  dyke  that  are  builded  with  small  stones 
and  thereby  is  not  {sic\  found  not  to  be  good  and  sufficient 
I  therefore  do  hereby  bind  and  oblige  myself  to  hold  good  and 
sufficient  the  said  thirty  roods  of  dykes  during  the  space  of 
twentie  years  under  the  paneltie  of  five  pounds  Sterling  given 
at  Mellerstane  this  twentie-ninth  day  of  Novem^"  17  hundred 
and  forty-three  years  before  these  witnesses  Wm.  Lamb  and 
George  Carter  servants  to  the  said  Lady  Grisell  Baillie. 

(Sgd)        George  Cairncross. 

William  Lamb,  Witness. 

George  Carter,  Witness. 

The  most  startling  figures,  however,  in  those  Accounts 
are  those  relating  to  the  building  of  cot-houses.  Even 
assuming  them  to  have  been  no  better  than  the  dwellings 
described  by  John  Ray,  '  pitiful  cots  built  of  stone  and 
covered  with  turfs  having  in  them  but  one  room,  many  of 
them  no  chimneys,  the  windows  very  small  holes  and  not 
glazed ' — even  at  this  the  prices  paid  for  the  erection  of 
some  of  them  strike  one  as  ridiculously  small.     In  1696 


'  A  rood  here  probably  meant  6  ells  Scots,  or  6  yards  6  inches  Imperial. 


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a  cot-house  is  built  for  '  Liddas  the  Marchant '  at  a  cost 
of  £l,  but  it  must  have  been  a  building  of  a  superior  class, 
for  in  1702  James  Ormiston's  cot  house  is  built  for  4s., 
and  we  find  mention  of  others  costing  lis.  Id.,  5s.,  and 
14s.  4d.  In  1714  many  of  the  details  of  building  the 
'  new  house  '  are  given,  the  cost  of  which  amounted  to 
£4,  12s.  3d.  This  house  was  of  a  superior  order,  and  was 
glazed  with  '  dies  losens ' — presumably  small  square 
panes  of  glass  instead  of  diamond- shaped  ones.^  There 
can  be  little  doubt  that  the  low  price  at  which  cot-houses 
were  erected  is  accounted  for  by  the  fact  that  the  build- 
ing material  consisted  largely  of  tuft  divots,  the  supply 
of  which  is  so  often  referred  to.  Divots,  no  doubt,  also 
formed  the  roofing  of  these  miserable  dwellings,  although 
the  larger  houses  were  either  slated  or  thatched.  In 
1709  there  is  an  entry  dealing  with  the  slating  of  Lang- 
shaw  House,  and  in  the  same  year  we  read  of  straw  being 
supplied  for  the  thatching  of  Mellerstain,  '  For  85  threve 
oat  stra  crop  1707  @  6s.  to  sting  the  house,'  £2,  2s.  6d.  stg., 
and  of  heather  being  got  for  the  thatching  of  the  Church  of 
Earlston,  '  For  hather  and  thicking  of  the  church,'  7s.  stg. 

VI.  Furniture  and  Furnishings 

The  purchases  of  furniture  and  furnishings  for  the 
Baillies'  Edinburgh  house,  for  Mellerstain,  and  for  their 
house  in  London,  are  given  in  great  detail,  and  show  a 
good  supply  of  most  of  our  modern  requirements.  Mr. 
Henry  Grey  Graham,  in  his  Social  Life  of  Scotland  in 
the  Eighteenth  Century,  refers  to  the  lack  of  drinking 
glasses,  and,  as  aheady  mentioned,  there  would  appear 
to    have    been    a    lack    of    these    at    Jerviswood.      But 


^  The  farm-houses  in  Dumbartonshire  in  the  beginning  of  the  nineteenth 
century  are  described  as  small  buildings  '  of  dry  stone,  or  at  best  cemented 
with  clay,  a  roof  of  heavy  timber  covered  with  sod  and  rotten  straw,  or  ferns.' 
— General  View  of  the  Agrictilttire  of  Dtimbarionshire. 


INTRODUCTION  Ixv 

in  George  Baillie's  establishment  there  were  plenty  of 
single  wine-glasses  purchased  at  5d.  each,  double  wine- 
glasses at  8d.,  ale-glasses  at  Is.,  water-glasses  at  Is.,  and 
decanters  at  4s.  each.  There  was  also  a  glass  churn 
which  cost  Is.  8d.,  and  which  strikes  one  as  a  curious  thing. 
Then  there  are  scarlet  carpets  (1696),  and  in  London  oil- 
cloth for  the  dining-room  floor  ;  window  curtains  of  crape, 
calico,  muslin,  and  damask  ;  arras  hangings  of  plush,  etc., 
which  in  1712  began  to  give  place  to  wallpaper,  for  we 
read  of  three  '  pices  of  stamped  paper  '  being  purchased  at 
2s.  6d.  each,  and  five  '  pice  varnished  paper '  at  13s.,  and 
in  the  following  year  twenty-five  '  pices  of  stamped  paper  ' 
for  £4,  6s.  This  must  be  an  early  use  of  wallpaper,  but 
the  two  following  entries  dealing  with  bells  are  still  more 
interesting :  1696.  '  For  a  bell  and  cord  to  the  door ' 
2s.  5d.  stg.,  1705.  '  For  a  bell  to  the  low  room '  2s.  stg. 
The  first  of  these  clearly  indicates  a  hanging  front  door 
bell  instead  of  a  tirling  pin  or  knocker,  while  the  second 
seems  to  indicate  a  bell  communicating  with  the  servants* 
quarters.  As  hanging  bells  in  houses  are  said  to  have 
been  unknown  in  France  until  the  beginning  of  the  eigh- 
teenth century,  and  were  not  introduced  into  England 
until  the  reign  of  Queen  Anne,  these  two  entries  are 
distinctly  worthy  of  note. 

The  decoration  of  rooms  with  mirrors  was  evidently 
much  in  fashion,  and  there  seems  to  have  been  tradesmen 
in  Edinburgh  capable  of  making  these,  for  in  1704  we  read 
of  £3,  Is.  6d.  paid  for  a  '  Chimney  glass  and  silvering  '  ; 
and  again  in  1709,  14s.  paid  for  '  silvering  the  chimney 
glass.'  Still  the  Edinburgh  mirrors  cannot  have  been 
equal  to  the  London  ones,  for  '  Chinmey  and  pannel  glass  * 
to  the  value  of  £10,  17s.  lOd.  was  shipped  to  Leith  in  that 
same  year,  and  when  the  Baillies  furnished  their  London 
house  wall  mirrors  played  a  most  conspicuous  part  in  its 
decoration. 


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VII.  Lawyers  and  Doctors 

We  get  from  these  Accounts  a  considerable  amount  of 
information  as  to  the  fees  paid  to  counsel  and  to  agents. 
In  December  1694,  the  King's  Advocate,  Sir  Gilbert 
Elliot,  gets  £8,  8s.  for  four  consultations  ;  in  April  1696 
he  is  paid  a  fee  of  £l,  6s.  2d.  for  a  consultation  ;  in  January 
1696  he  is  paid  a  fee  of  £5,  5s.  ;  and  in  November  of  the 
same  year  he  is  paid  £3,  3s.  for  drawing  two  Deeds  of 
Entail  of  IMr.  Baillie's  estates.  Lawyers  will  note  that 
the  client  consults  counsel  and  pays  his  fees  without  the 
intervention  of  an  agent,  and  that  the  Lord  Advocate 
did  not  require,  as  he  does  now,  to  have  a  junior  conjoined 
with  him  in  a  consultation.  It  is  a  little  difficult  to  com- 
pare the  charges  of  Mr.  Baillie's  solicitor,  Mr.  Chiesly,  with 
those  prevalent  nowadays,  as  documents  and  business 
were  of  such  a  different  nature.  We  do,  however,  learn 
that  in  1705  2s.  5d.  is  paid  for  drawing  a  Bond  and  two 
Back  Bonds,  and  4s.  lOd.  for  writing  a  Bond  in  the  follow- 
ing year.  In  1707  John  Wood  is  paid  4s.  Id.  '  for  writing 
2  mens  tacks  and  a  Court  at  Langshaw,'  so  we  may 
safely  assume  that  solicitors  were  no  more  overpaid  than 
were  the  Judges  of  the  Court  of  Session.  It  is  interesting 
to  note  that  Jerviswood  was  granting  tacks  of  his  land, 
a  custom  which  did  so  much  to  improve  agriculture  in 
Scotland,  but  which  was  at  that  time  only  just  coming 
into  practice. 

The  fees  paid  to  doctors  and  surgeons  compare  favour- 
ably with  those  paid  to  lawyers.  Fees  of  lis.,  £2,  2s.,  and 
£3,  3s.  are  common,  and  the  practice  of  bleeding  must 
have  yielded  to  the  surgeons  a  regular  and  remunerative 
return.  The  ordinary  charge  in  Scotland  for  bleeding  a 
member  of  the  family  was  9s.  8d.,  and  for  one  of  the  ser- 
vants, 4s.  lOd.  If  the  luxury  of  being  bled  from  the 
'  Jouglar  vain '  was  indulged  in,  it  was  more  expensive, 


INTRODUCTION  Ixvii 

costing  £l,  Is.  6d.  In  England  the  bleeding  was  done  at 
the  Bagnio  or  Baths,  such  entries  as  '  For  cupping  Rachy 
in  the  Banyo  5s.'  being  of  frequent  occurrence.  The 
Bagnio  in  Edinburgh,  situated  in  the  Canongate  and  kept 
by  one  Rees,  which  is  mentioned  two  or  three  times,  did 
not  apparently  undertake  surgery,  but,  curiously  enough, 
it  was  possible  to  get  accommodation  there  for  the  night, 
for  in  1707  we  read  :  '  For  lodging  2  nights  in  the  Bainio 
and  4  times  bathing  '  £l,  4s.  stg.  Head  baths  could  also 
be  obtained,  for  £l  is  j)aid  to  ]Mr.  Knox  for  'head  baths.' 
These  Bagnios  or  Baths  were  no  doubt  of  the  nature  of 
Turkish  Baths,  and  those  in  Edinburgh  are  referred  to 
also  in  the  Account  Book  of  Sir  John  Foulis.^ 

The  frequency  with  which  the  Baillies  took  these  baths 
and  went  to  watering-places,  and  the  large  quantities  of 
mineral  waters  that  appear  so  frequently  in  the  accounts. 
'  Spa  Water,'  '  Scarbrough  Water,'  '  Queen  of  Hungry 
Water,'  etc.,  indicate  that  either  Lady  Grisell  or  her  hus- 
band or  both  were  troubled  with  rheumatism  or  gout. 

It  is  also  to  be  noted  that  in  1705,  when  '  Rachy  '  is  ill, 
a  special  nurse  is  got  for  her  at  a  fee  of  5s. 

Two  or  three  entries  occur  relating  to  the  syringing  of 
ears,  which  are  explained  by  the  fact  that  Mr.  Baillie 
gradually  became  very  deaf.  Indeed,  his  increasing  deaf- 
ness was  the  reason  given  for  his  retirement  from  the 
Treasury. 

It  is  impossible  to  leave  this  subject  without  a  reference 
to  dentistry.  Throughout  the  Accounts  no  mention  is 
made  of  the  purchase  of  a  tooth-brush,  although  the  family 
go  occasionally  to  a  dentist  to  have  their  teeth  '  cleaned,' 

^  The  College  of  Physicians  had  a  bath  in  the  Cowgate  about  this  time,  for 
which  i/-  stg.  was  charged,  and  ^^d.  stg.  as  fee  to  the  servant.  This  bath 
was  let  in  17 14  to  Alex.  Murray,  W.S.,  and  John  Russel  of  Bradshaw,  W.S. 
Looking  to  the  fees  prevailing  in  the  W.S.  profession,  one  is  not  surprised  to 
find  two  of  the  members  trying  to  eke  out  their  incomes  by  running  a 
bath. 


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at  which  times  powder  is  mentioned  as  being  purchased. 
Thus  in  1709  :  '  To  teeth  cleaning  each  half  a  crown  and 
puders  '  14s.  '  1717.  To  cleaning  all  our  teeth  at  Bath 
£l,  14s.'  Visits  are  also  paid  to  the  dentist  for  still  more 
unpleasant  purposes,  as  witness  the  entry  in  1705  :  '  For 
stopping  teeth  with  lead  and  something  to  clean  'em  10s.' ; 
and  the  entry  in  1717 :  '  July,  to  Vilponta  for  drawing 
Grisie's  tooth  10s.  9d.' 

VIII.  Horses  and  Carriages 

The  Baillie  expenses  in  connection  with  the  keep  of 
horses  and  upkeep  of  carriages  and  harness  in  Scotland 
averaged  for  the  years  1692  to  1714  about  £35  per  annum, 
exclusive  of  the  wages  of  coachmen  and  grooms.  As  there 
were  certainly  four  coach  mares,,  besides  hunting  mares 
and  a  cart  horse,  it  may  be  taken  that  this  figure  covered 
the  keep  of  at  least  seven  horses,  and  that  consequently 
the  keep  of  a  horse  for  a  year  was  under  £5.  As  the  Baillies 
bred  their  own  horses,  there  are  not  so  many  entries  dealing 
with  their  purchase  as  one  might  otherwise  have  expected. 
The  highest  price  given  for  a  horse  is  £22,  4s.  5d.,  paid  in 
1696  for  a  gelding.  A  pony  for  Grisie  cost  £3,  6s.  8d.  ; 
horses  £10,  £9,  14s.  8d.,  and  £7  ;  a  mare  £4,  8s.  lid.  Colts 
are  gelded  at  2s.,  although,  as  Lady  Grisell  explains,  the 
usual  price  is  Is.,  rumping  costs  Is.,  and  bleeding,  which 
is  of  frequent  occurrence,  lOd.  ;  while  stallions  for  the 
mares  cost  £2,  2s.  (Bath).  Coach  harness  for  a  pair  of 
horses  cost  in  1705  £4,  16s.,  in  1702  a  leather  side  saddle 
is  bought  for  12s.,  while  in  1712  '  a  fine  sadle  to  Grisie 
yellow  velvite  trim'd  with  silver '  costs  £13  ;  a  pad  saddle 
and  furniture  in  1701  costs  £2,  2s.,  and  a  'clog  bag^  saddle' 
and  all  its  furniture  costs,  in  1704,  17s.  4d. 

When  the  Baillies  were  first  married,  the  carriage  they 


Saddle  bag. 


INTRODUCTION  Ixix 

owned  M^as  a  '  berlyn,'  a  light  carriage  capable  of  containing 
two  persons,  said  to  have  been  invented  about  forty  years 
before  by  '  Philip  de  Chiese,  a  native  of  Piedmont  in  the 
service  of  Frederick  William,  Elector  of  Bradenburg.'^ 
In  1699,  however,  a  chariot  is  purchased  in  London,  whence 
it  is  brought  to  Edinburgh,  at  a  cost  of  £5,  3s.  The  price 
of  the  chariot  unfortunately  is  not  given.  Some  idea  of 
the  state  of  the  roads  is  obtained  from  the  constant  mention 
of  purchases  of  glass  for  the  chariot,  and  the  frequency 
with  which  new  wheels  have  to  be  got.  These  latter  cost 
£5  a  set,  and  on  one  occasion  are  bought  at  St.  Andrews, 
and  on  another  are  made  by  the  local  workmen  at  Meller- 
stain. 

The  coach  itself  does  not  last  long,  for  in  1704  it  gets 
such  a  complete  overhaul  that,  after  reading  the  details, 
one  wonders  how  much  of  the  original  coach  was  left.^ 

In  spite  of  having  had  '  her  '  so  thoroughly  repaired,  a 
new  chariot  is  purchased  and  brought  from  London  next 
year.  This  new  chariot  seems  to  have  been  not  altogether 
a  success,  and  must  have  been  the  subject  of  some  com- 
plaint, for  Mr.  Secretary  Johnston  writes  in  regard  to  it : 
'  There  could  be  no  knavery  in  your  Chariot  considering 
the  price  of  it,  and  since  you  saw  it  before  it  was  covered, 
the  wood,  as  it  often  happens,  may  not  have  been  seasoned 
enough  ;  none  but  workmen  can  judge  of  that.'  Although 
the  Baillies  imported  their  carriages  from  London,  it  is 
evident  that  coaches  of  a  sort  could  be  procured  in  Scotland, 
for  in  1707  we  read :    '  To  King  Coachmaker  for  helping 


*  A  Book  about  Travelling,  Past  and  Present,  by  Thomas  A.  Croal.  It  was 
in  the  Berline  of  Baroness  de  KorfF  that  Louis  XVI.  and  his  queen  attempted 
to  escape  from  France. 

,   ^  1704  Oct.  26.  For  helping  and  dighting  thecoch;(fi  8/,  nailstothecoch  10/, 
Axe  tree  ;^5  8/. 

For  a  hind  axe  tree  £ii,  6/,  a  pair  fitchers  £i,  lo/. 

For  a  transem  £■},,  lining  the  bottom  ;^2,  2  rollers  6/,  mending  £\  i?/. 

For  2  skins  £\  8/,  nails  to  her  14/2,  drink  2/  (Scots  money). 


Ixx    HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

the  Chariot,  the  money  sent  to  Edinburgh  by  Francis 
Newton' 1  15s. 

When  the  family  went  to  London,  towards  the  close  of 
the  year  1714,  they  did  not  take  their  own  carriage,  but 
travelled  by  the  stage-coach.  It  was  thus  necessary  for 
them,  on  their  arrival  in  London,  to  purchase  a  coach, 
which  they  did  from  one  '  Mr.  Baldwine,'  at  the  price  of 
£55,  which  was  paid  by  instalments.  Instead  of  horsing 
this  themselves,  they  hired  a  coachman  and  two  horses 
at  £25  per  quarter.  Judging  from  the  amount  of  chariot 
glass  appearing  in  the  London  Accounts  the  streets  of  that 
city  were  not  much  better  than  those  of  the  northern 
capital. 

It  will  be  noticed  in  Lady  Grisell's  '  Memorandum  '  as 
to  travelling  on  the  Continent,  that  when  the  chaises  ^ 
arrive  at  Trent,  '  you  must  put  an  avan  train  to  your 
Chaise,'  '  you  cannot  travel  without  these  fore  carriages, 
they  not  been  used  to  drive  as  in  Italy.' 

It  is  evident  from  the  directions  which  Lady  Grisell 
gives  her  grandsons  as  to  the  careful  adjustment  of  the 
'  avan  train  '  that  the  chaises  proceeded  thi'ough  Germany 
with  six  wheels  each.  These  '  avan  trains  '  were  neces- 
sary in  order  to  provide  a  seat  for  the  driver,  the  chaises 
until  Trent  was  reached  having  been  di-iven  by  postillions, 
and  Lady  Grisell  gave  directions  that  they  are  to  be  got 
rid  of  at  Cologne  or  Frankfort. 

It  will  also  be  noted  from  the  same  '  Memorandums  * 
that  it  was  considered  hardly  worth  while  to  bring  these 
travelling  chaises  across  the  Channel,  they  being  '  but 
unwildy  and  troublesome  in  our  country,'  therefore  '  sell 
them  for  what  you  can  get.' 

*  In  1693  the  Scottish  Parliament  granted  a  monopoly  to  Wm.  Scott, 
cabinetmaker,  to  build  coaches,  chariots,  sedan-chairs,  and  calashes,  coach 
'  Ilarnish  and  grinding  of  glasses.'  Before  that  all  coaches,  etc.,  were 
imported. 

2  A  chaise  could  be  bought  for  £2^. 


i 


INTRODUCTION  Ixxi 

One  word  as  to  carts  !  Mr.  Henry  Grey  Graham,  in 
his  Social  Life  of  Scotland  in  the  Eighteenth  Century, 
gives  a  description  of  tumbrils,  which  he  said  were 
regarded  as  '  a  triumph  of  mechanism  when  the  century 
was  young.'  He  goes  on  to  say :  '  Carts  were  a  later 
institution ;  and  when  in  1723  one  carried  a  tiny  load 
of  coals  from  East  Kilbride  to  Cambuslang,  crowds  of 
people,  it  is  recorded,  went  out  to  see  the  wonderful 
machine  ;  they  looked  with  surf)rise  and  returned  with 
astonishment.'  '  Yet  in  many  parts  of  the  Lowlands 
they  did  not  come  into  use  until  1760.'  This  may  have 
been  so  in  certain  districts,  but  in  Edinburgh  carts  capable 
of  carrying  half  a  ton  of  coal  seem  to  have  been  common 
enough.  In  1696  ten  carts  of  coal  are  brought  from  Car- 
berry  ;  coals  are  constantly  being  carted  from  Leith ; 
in  1701  a  '  cart  and  all  that  belongs  to  it '  is  purchased  for 
£4  ;  and  in  1704  a  new  axle-tree  is  got  for  the  cart.  Both 
the  price  paid  and  the  last  entry  show  clearly  that  the 
Baillies'  cart  was  not  a  tumbril,  but  had  wheels  revolving 
independently  of  the  axle-tree,  and  there  is  no  reason  for 
assuming  that  it  was  in  any  way  superior  to  the  other  carts 
mentioned. 

IX.  Clothing 

It  is  a  little  difficult  for  a  mere  man  to  form  an  opinion  in 
regard  to  matters  of  feminine  clothing,  and  it  is  dangerous 
to  express  it  when  formed.  The  first  thing  that  strikes 
one  in  looking  through  the  Clothing  Accounts  is  the  change 
that  has  taken  place  in  the  meaning  of  the  word  '  night 
gown.'  We  find  nightgowns  of  damask,  of  stained  satin, 
of  yellow  satin,  of  striped  satin,  of  calico,  of  velvet,  etc., 
all  lined  with  various  materials,  and  costing  anything 
from  £l  to  £5.  They  are  frequently  given  as  presents. 
George  Baillie  brings  back  '  night  gowns  '  from  London  for 
his  wife  and  daughter,  and  '  night  gowns  '  are  given  to  his 


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wife's  sister  *  Jeanie,'  and  to  his  sister  Mrs.  Weems,  costing 
respectively  £3  and  £2,  15s.  From  the  number  that  are 
bought  they  are  evidently  more  than  dressing-gowns,  and 
from  the  fact  that  elaborate  ones  are  also  purchased  for 
INIr.  Baillie  himself,  the  term  can  hardly  be  synonymous 
with  '  an  evening  gown.'  In  the  case  of  ladies,  it  was 
probably  a  sort  of  tea-gown ;  and  in  the  case  of  men,  a 
dressing-gown  for  more  or  less  public  wear.  It  was  no 
doubt  in  this  sort  of  '  night  gown '  that  Robert  Baillie 
was  tried  and  hanged,  and  not  in  the  garment  we  now 
understand  by  the  words.^ 

What  would  be  now  termed  '  nightgowns '  are  called 
in  the  Accounts  '  night  clothes,'  and  were  made  of  muslin 
or  cambric. 

In  the  matter  of  underclothing,  the  Accounts  show  but 
cold  comfort,  and  it  is  with  a  sense  of  relief  that  one  reads 
of  the  occasional  purchase  of  flannel.  No  doubt  the 
material  for  woollen  underwear  was  woven  at  home,  as 
we  find  frequent  references  to  the  purchase  of  wool,  some- 
times bought  specifically  to  be  '  made  into  flanell.' 

Stockings  of  cotton,  wool,  and  silk  are  purchased  at 
prices  ranging  from  Is.  Id.  to  14s.  per  pair,  the  finer  kind 
being  worn  over  woollen  understoekings.  AVhen  abroad, 
specially  thick  stockings  for  travelling  are  bought,  as  are 
also  stockings  of  beaver  skin,  which  cost  three  florins 
(7s.)  the  pair.  One  would  be  inclined  to  doubt  the 
meaning  of  the  word,  but  a  few  entries  further  on  '  baver 
skin  gloves '  are  purchased,  and  '  baver '  for  a  *  peticoat 
and  clock,'  the  former  costing  Is.  lOd.  per  pair,  and  the 
latter  £2,  19s.  3d.     It  will  also  be  noted  from  the  snuff- 


^  Lady  Mary  Wortley  Montagu  writes  in  1716:  *I  met  the  lover  yesterday 
going  to  the  ale  house  in  his  dirty  night  gown,  with  a  book  under  his  arm  to 
entertain  the  club  ;  and  as  Mrs.  D.  [the  gentleman's  fiancee]  was  with  me  at 
the  time,  I  pointed  out  to  her  the  charming  creature ;  she  blushed  and  looked 
prim  ;  but  quoted  a  passage  out  of  Herodotus  in  which  it  is  said  that  the 
Persians  wore  long  night  gowns.' 


INTRODUCTION  Ixxiii 

boxes  and  handkerchiefs  purchased  for  the  ladies  that 
snuff  was  used  by  them  as  well  as  by  the  men. 

On  p.  203  and  p.  213  will  be  found  the  trousseau 
accounts  of  Lady  Murray  and  Lady  Binning  respectively, 
the  bridal  dress  of  the  one,  'a  sute  clothes  trini'd  with 
silver,'  costing,  along  with  her  sister's  dress  and  some 
other  items,  £112,  8s.  6d.,  and  of  the  other,  '  For  25  yards 
silver  stuff  for  gown  and  coat,'  costing  £41,  5s. 

A  plain  suit  of  clothes  for  a  gentleman  cost  between 
£4,  10s.  and  £7,  but  of  course  if  expensive  materials  were 
used  the  cost  might  be  anything.  The  accessories  to  the 
suit,  such  as  the  lace  for  cravats  and  ruffles,  often  cost 
more  than  the  suit  itself,  on  one  occasion,  in  London,  as 
much  as  £20,  5s.  being  spent  on  a  cravat  and  two  pairs  of 
ruffles.  A  muff  with  its  case  was  also  a  necessary  part  of 
a  gentleman's  equipment. 

Wigs  naturally  figure  frequently.  We  have  campaign 
wigs  at  about  £l,  5s.,  long  wigs  at  £2,  5s.,  and  undesigned 
wigs  at  £3,  5s.  Then  there  are  the  concomitant  nightcaps 
of  wool  or  double  holland  for  keeping  warm  shaved  heads. 
Here  also  we  notice  Lady  Grisell's  careful  hand.  Nothing 
is  thrown  away  that  can  be  repaired  :  '  Helping  the  fore- 
head of  a  wig '  5s.  ;  '  Helping  a  wig  and  shaving  8s.  7d. 
stg.' ;  *  Turning  my  pophn  gown  '  ;  '  Dying  red  gown 
green  ' ;   '  Making  up  the  old  floord  night  gown,'  etc. 

X.  Jerviswood's  Brothers  and  Sisters 

When  George  Baillie  was  restored  to  his  family  estates 
he  became  responsible  for  the  payment  of  his  mother's 
jointure  of  £102,  13s.  8d.,  and  of  the  provisions  made  by 
his  father  for  his  younger  children,  amounting  to  43,000 
merks  or  £2388,  17s.  9d.  stg.  Along  with  her  other 
accounts  Lady  Grisell  kept  an  account  of  how  this  money 
was  paid  away  to,  or  for  the  benefit  of,  the  beneficiaries, 


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and  these  Accounts  give  us  some  information  on  a  different 
and  not  so  pleasant  side  of  eighteenth  century  life.  It 
is  evident  from  them  that  Jerviswood's  immediately 
younger  brother  Archibald  was  not  altogether  a  satis- 
factory character.  At  one  time  or  another  he  was  reduced 
to  pawning  his  coat,  his  Bible,  and,  still  more  reprehensible, 
his  brother's  watch,  which  various  articles  were  redeemed 
at  the  cost  of  10s.,  8s.  4d.,  and  12s.  6d.  respectively.  He 
eventually  lands  in  the  Tolbooth,  presumably  for  debt, 
when  we  find  the  following  entry  :  '  To  him  by  Plumer 
when  he  was  in  ye  Tolbooth  £54,  8s.  Scots  '  (£4,  10s.  8d.). 
If  this  sum  was  paid  for  his  maintenance,  and  it  looks  as 
if  such  were  the  case,  and  if  the  expense  of  his  board 
'  inside  '  was  in  any  way  commensurate  with  his  board 
outside,  he  must  have  been  in  durance  vile  for  some  time, 
as  his  board,  lodging,  and  pocket-money  for  six  months 
when  at  liberty  only  cost  about  £10. 

Evidently  some  sort  of  special  arrangement  had  to  be 
made  about  Archibald,  as  a  separate  account  is  kept 
for  him  long  after  his  brothers  and  sisters  have  been 
paid  off  and  their  names  have  disappeared  from  the 
Accounts. 

Just  as  the  Accounts  for  Archibald  cease,  that  is,  about 
1708,  Lady  Grisell  opens  an  account  in  her  ledger  for 
*  Rachell  Dundas.'  No  clue  is  given  as  to  who  this  was, 
but  she  was  probably  a  daughter  of  George  Baillie's  sister 
Rachel,  who  married  Patrick  (?)  Dundas  of  Breistmilne. 
This  child  apparently  possessed  a  little  money,  which  Lady 
Grisell  administered  for  her,  and  her  name  figures  through 
the  Accounts  for  several  years.  She  went  with  the  family 
to  London,  and  she  and  Miss  Menzies  are  occasionally  sent 
to  the  theatre  together :  '  1715.  Ap.  6.  For  a  play  to 
Rachel  Dundas  and  May  Menzies  gallarie  4s.' ;  '  Two 
gallerie  tickets  to  ane  opera  3s.' ;  '  To  Rachel  Dundas  for 
going  to  a  play  4s.,'  etc.     Looking  to  the  small  amount 


INTRODUCTION  Ixxv 

spent  on  her  and  on  her  amusements  in  comparison  with 
her  cousins,  one  is  afraid  she  must  have  felt  somewhat  of 
a  Cinderella. 

XI.  General  Remarks 

Having  dealt  with  Lady  Grisell's  Accounts  more  or  less 
in  detail,  it  may  not  be  out  of  place  to  add  a  word  or  two 
upon  them  as  a  whole.  In  Appendix  v.  will  be  found 
a  statement  showing  the  yearly  expenditure  under  its 
various  heads  from  1693  to  1718  inclusive,  and  as  far  as 
possible  giving  the  yearly  income  for  the  same  period.  The 
note  of  expenditure  has  been  made  up  from  Lady  Grisell's 
Accounts,  and  may  be  taken  as  accurate,  except  in  regard 
to  the  figures  under  headings  '  Pocket  Money  '  and  '  London 
Expenses.'  The  former  one  feels  can  hardly  give  the 
whole  of  the  pocket-money  spent  by  Jerviswood,  and  the 
latter  is  certainly  incorrect,  for  Baillie  was  in  London  every 
year  after  the  Union  attending  to  his  parliamentary  duties, 
and  there  is  no  mention  of  the  expenses  of  these  visits  in 
the  Accounts.  With  these  exceptions,  the  figures  give  a 
fair  idea  of  the  expenditure  of  a  country  gentleman  immedi- 
ately preceding  and  succeeding  the  Union. 

The  figures  setting  forth  Baillie' s  income  are  derived 
partly  from  balance-sheets,  which  were  prepared  periodi- 
cally every  few  years  either  by  Lady  Grisell  or  her  husband, 
and  which  give  the  rental  of  his  estates  together  with  a 
note  of  his  investments  and  debts,  and  partly  from  the 
Records,  which  mention  the  salaries  attaching  to  the 
various  posts  held  by  him. 

In  considering  any  of  the  branches  of  the  expenditure 
it  is  always  necessary  to  take  a  few  years  together,  as 
wages  and  accounts  are  often  left  unpaid  for  several  years, 
probably  from  the  scarcity  of  coin.  For  instance,  in 
1707  '  May  Menzies  '  receives  two  years'  wages  ;  in  1717 
'  John  Hume  Garner  at  Mellerstaine  '  is  paid  his  wages  for 


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three  years  ;  in  1709  Torwoodlee  is  paid  £8  for  a  horse 
'  got  10  years  since,'  and  there  are  many  similar  entries, 
although  in  the  last  case  the  length  of  delay  is  exceptional. 
Whether  it  was  this  want  of  ready  money,  or  whether  it 
was  a  legacy  from  his  days  of  adversity,  it  is  impossible 
to  say,  but  certain  it  is  that  George  Baillie  had  in  December 
1695  to  redeem  a  gun  from  pawn  at  the  small  sum  of 
2s.  lOd.i 

The  average  expenditure  in  Scotland  for  the  years  from 
1693  to  1714,  exclusive  of  sums  spent  on  estate  manage- 
ment and  expeditions  to  London,  works  out  at  rather 
under  £550  sterling  per  annum,  and  it  is  strange  to  think 
of  this  sum  being  able  to  finance  an  establishment  in 
which  the  number  of  servants  must  have  averaged  at  least 
ten,  and  which  boasted  a  carriage  and  four,  besides 
hunters. 

This  naturally  raises  the  question  as  to  the  relative  value 
of  money  then  and  now,  a  difficult  question,  the  answer 
to  which  alone  can  enable  us  to  compare  the  prices  of 
two  hundred  years  ago  with  those  of  to-day,  and  to  say 
that  such  and  such  an  article  was  dearer  or  cheaper  then 
than  now.  It  is  a  problem  that  can  be  attacked  in  various 
ways,  but  for  the  purposes  of  this  book  it  is  perhaps 
sufficient  to  examine  it  from  the  charge  side  of  the  account, 
that  is,  from  a  study  of  what  a  man  or  woman  was  able  to 
earn  for  labour,  whether  manual  or  mental :  approached 
from  this  side  an  article  may  be  said  to  be  dear  or  cheap 
as  its  price  varies  to  the  earning  capacity  of  the  in- 
dividual. If,  therefore,  we  can  find  any  fairly  common 
ratio  existing  between  salaries  and  wages  of  the  various 


^  Truthful  accounts  not  only  at  times  give  away  the  writer,  but  also  are 
occasionally  hard  on  others,  as  the  following  entry  in  1717  bears  out: — 'To 
my  Lady  Lockhart.  lent  and  never  pay'd  £1,  is.  6d.'  It  is  hard  to  think  of 
such  acts  of  omission  rising  up  in  judgment  after  so  many  years  have 
elapsed. 


INTRODUCTION  Ixxvii 

trades  and  professions  then  and  now,  we  shall  at  least 
be  enabled  to  judge  by  it  whether  any  special  com- 
modity has  increased  or  decreased  in  value  from  a 
purchaser's  point  of  view.  Now  it  will  be  seen  from 
Appendix  iv.,  which  has  been  j)repared  from  the 
Accounts  of  Lady  Grisell  and  from  other  sources,  and 
which  the  Editor  is  well  aware  is  far  from  exhaustive, 
that  the  salaries  and  wages  therein  referred  to  have 
increased  from  six-  to  ten-fold.  It  will  also  be  seen 
that  the  increase  in  the  wages  of  domestic  servants, 
taking  into  account  the  cost  of  the  clothes  supplied  and 
the  cost  of  their  maintenance,  both  relatively  greater  then 
than  now,  lies  somewhere  between  the  same  two  figures. 

Let  us  therefore  take  eight,  the  mean  of  these  two  figures, 
as  representing  the  decrease  in  the  power  of  money  to  buy 
the  services  of  men  and  women,  and  let  us  multiply  by 
eight  the  price  of  any  article  in  1707  before  comparing  it 
with  the  price  of  to-day.  The  result  should  enable  us  to 
judge  fairly  accurately  whether  it  has  increased  or  decreased 
in  value. 

As  long  as  income  was  spent  on  the  employment  of 
labour,  such  as  servants,  tradesmen,  doctors,  lawyers,  etc., 
our  ancestors  were  just  as  well  off  as  we  are  to-day.  The 
same  may  also  be  said  in  regard  to  one  or  two  items,  such 
as  farmyard  produce,  keep  of  horses,  etc.,  but,  as  will  be 
seen  from  Appendix  i.,  the  cost  of  nearly  every  other 
commodity  was  relatively  much  dearer  then  than  now. 
Even  the  staff  of  life,  oatmeal,  which  costs  now  about  17s. 
the  boll,  cost  then  about  10s.,  that  is,  it  was  then  relatively 
nearly  five  times  dearer.  This  merely  brings  us  to  what 
we  know  already,  namely,  that  our  incomes  go  much 
further  now  than  then,  and  that  we  are  consequently  much 
better  off. 

Mention  has  been  made  of  the  periodical  balance-sheets 


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made  out  by  George  Baillie.  In  these  Baillie  valued  his 
landed  estates  at  so  many  years'  purchase,  gave  a  list  of 
his  investments,  and  a  note  of  the  debts  due  by  him. 

In  1693,  Jerviswood  and  Mellerstain  were  both  valued  at 
twenty  years'  purchase,  but  the  value  of  the  latter  was  raised 
in  subsequent  statements  to  twenty-two  years'  purchase. 
In  1736  the  Barony  of  Earlston  was  bought  from  Lord 
Haddington  at  twenty-five  years'  purchase,  and  in  the 
same  year  the  superiority  of  some  subjects  in  Earlston  was 
acquired  at  twenty-one  and  a  half  years'  purchase.  The 
following  is  rather  a  curious  entry  in  relation  to  land 
purchase.  BailHe,  who  had  bought  the  estate  of  West- 
fauns  for  £2000,  afterwards  acquired  the  '  Snyp  Rights 
upon  it,'  for  £432,  4s.  7d.,  seeming  thus  to  indicate  that 
they  were  separable  possessions. 

These  balance-sheets  show  that  it  was  not  until  after 
the  Union  that  Baillie  began  to  save  money,  and  that 
these  savings  he  generally  laid  out  in  the  purchase  of  land. 
His  first  balance-sheet  in  1693  shows  that  he  was  worth 
£8037  ;  his  last  in  1736  that  he  was  worth  £37,724. 

Although  it  does  not  fall  within  the  scope  of  this  paper  to 
treat  of  the  effects  which  the  Union  of  the  Parliaments  had 
upon  Scotland,  it  is  a  subject  which  naturally  bulks  largely 
in  the  study  of  the  career  of  George  Baillie.  In  his  own 
correspondence  we  learn  that  he  foresaw  much  of  what 
happened,  but  he  probably  did  not  see  one  effect,  that  is, 
the  injury  inflicted  upon  Scotland  through  the  practical 
removal  from  her  capital  of  such  men  as  Baillie  of  Jervis- 
wood and  his  father-in-law,  the  Earl  of  Marchmont.  They 
saw  no  sin  in  the  innocent  enjoyment  of  music,  singing,  and 
dancing.  We  have  already  noted  how  George  Baillie  got 
in  the  fiddlers  to  play  to  his  bairns,  and  Lady  Murray  gives 
the  following  delightful  picture  of  her  grandfather  :  '  As 
mirth  and  good  humour,  and  particularly  dancing,  had 
alwavs   been  one   characteristic   of  the  family  when  so 


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INTRODUCTION  Ixxix 

many  of  us  were  met,  being  no  fewer  than  fourteen  of  his 
children  and  grandchildren,  we  had  a  dance.  He  was 
then  very  weak  in  his  limbs  and  could  not  walk  down- 
stairs, but  desired  to  be  carried  down  to  the  room  where 
we  were  to  see  us ;  which  he  did,  with  great  cheerfulness, 
saying,  "  Though  he  could  not  dance  with  us,  he  could  yet 
beat  time  with  his  foot,"  which  he  did,  and  bid  us  dance 
as  long  as  we  could  ;  that  it  was  the  best  medicine  he 
knew,  for  at  the  same  time  that  it  gave  exercise  to  the 
body,  it  cheered  the  mind.  At  his  usual  time  of  going  to 
bed  he  was  carried  upstairs  and  we  ceased  dancing  for 
fear  of  disturbing  him ;  but  he  soon  sent  to  bid  us  go  on, 
for  the  noise  and  music,  so  far  from  disturbing,  that  it 
would  lull  him  to  sleep.  He  had  no  notion  of  interrupting 
the  innocent  pleasures  of  others,  though  his  age  hindered 
him  to  partake  of  it.  His  exemplary  piety  and  goodness 
was  no  bar  to  his  mirth  ;  and  he  often  used  to  say  none 
had  so  good  a  reason  to  be  merry  and  pleased  as  those 
that  loved  God  and  obeyed  his  commandments.'  ^ 

Both  of  these  men  Avere  prominent  Presbyterians,  who 
had  suffered  for  the  cause,  and  whose  principles  were 
beyond  suspicion.  They  were  powerful  socially,  they  were 
powerful  politically,  and  their  example,  and  the  example 
of  others  like  them,  might  have  done  at  least  a  little  to 
counteract  the  bigotry  and  despotism  of  the  Presbyterian 
ministers,  whose  influence  for  so  many  years  cast  a  shadow 
over  Scotland. 

The  Editor  begs  to  acknowledge  his  indebtedness  to 
some  notes  left  by  the  late  Mr.  Fitzroy  Bell,  into  whose 
experienced  hands  the  editing  of  Lady  Grisell's  papers 
had  been  entrusted,  but  whose  untimely  death  prevented 
him  from  making  more  than  a  beginning  of  what  would 


^  Lady  Murray's  Memoirs,  pp.  77,  78. 


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have  been  to  him  a  most  congenial  task.  The  Editor's 
thanks  are  also  due  to  Dr.  Maitland  Thomson,  Mr.  A.  O. 
Curie,  Mr.  Mill  of  the  Signet  Library,  and  many  other 
friends,  for  much  valuable  help. 

He  also  feels  that  he  owes  an  apology  to  Lady  Grisell 
for  prying  into  books  which  were  never  meant  to  be  seen. 
If  Lady  Grisell  is  cognisant  of  what  goes  on  here,  she  is 
no  doubt  amazed,  amused,  and  annoyed  at  the  many 
wrong  deductions  which  have  been  drawn  from  the 
Accounts,  over  which  she  must  have  spent  so  much  time 
and  trouble,  and  which  she  must  have  thought  so  clear. 


THE  HOUSEHOLD    BOOK  OF 
LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

Sundry  debursments,  1692  [Scots] 

Novr.  1st  To     David    Robison     vintner     as       £      s.    d. 
acount  and  p'^  recept  .  .     122     0     (> 

For  sevarall  things  from  Novr.  92  to 
1693  Aprill  1693         .  .  .  .      112  13     0 

Novr.  25  To  Coptain  Baillie  ^  his  interist  from 

Lam.  91  to  Lam.  92  .  .  .      136     0     0 

To  said  Coptain  in  full  of  all  acct. 
betwixt  him  and  me  ather  by  bill 
or  otherwise  except  what  he  has 
my  bond  for      ....   1143  14     0 
To  a  glas  to  a  chariot    .  .  .       60     0     0 

To  payment  of  the  cess  for  the  year 

1693 398  12     2 

To  James  Gordon,   agent  for  the 

linin  ^  manufactory  and  that  in 

full  payment  of  my  entry  for  ten 

shars  being  19s.  st.  per  share 

1693  To  James  Drumond  per  tiket 

Aprill  20  To  Robert  Baillie  ^  of  Manerhall    . 

To  Alex^  Magill  in  full  payment  of 

a  horss  bought  from  him    . 

ditt.  To  Pockock,  barber 

May  2d  To  the  drums        .... 

To  drink  monv  to  nurses 


114 

0 

0 

120 

0 

0 

116 

16 

0 

24 

0 

0 

4 

16 

0 

11 

12 

0 

^  James  Baillie,  captain  of  the  City  Guard,  uncle  of  George  Baillie. 

^  For  an  account  of  this  company,  see  '  Scottish  Industrial  Undertakings 
before  the  Union,'  Scottish  Historical  Review,  vol.  ii.  p.  53. 

'  George  Baillie's  cousin,  son  of  his  uncle,  George  Baillie  of  Manorhall, 
Peeblesshire. 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1693 


[Sundries] 

Dito  16  For  cariadges  to  Edinburgh  . 

For  taking  horses  out  of  Edinburgh 
Ditto  20  To  Chamber  rent  in  Mrs.  Hervies 

For  pistols  bought  by  my  brother 

Will 

To  the  colection  for  the  poor 

To  James  Baillie  given  out  by  him 

for  me  Sept.  25,  1691 
To  Georg  Clark  as  p^  bill  w*  the 
interest  therof  for  26  monethes 
being  64  lb.  14s.     . 
To    anuity    of    my    howss    from 
Whitsunday  92  to  Whit.  1693     . 
To  John  Hunter  the  cess  for  the 
terms  of  Whitsunday,  Lambis  and 
Mertimas   1693,    and  descharg'd 
for  all  precidings 
To  McKuloch  for  1  inning  a  room  in 
1694  the  top  of  Waristons  Land 

Febr.  4  To  Mr.  Will  Liviston  ^  at  my  childs 
christining         .... 
March  18  To   Mr.    Will.    Vetch   minister   at 
Peebles  per  rect,  from  the  collector 
of  the  vacant  stipends  of  Meller- 
stens  stipen  1693 
Jun.  18  To  drinkmony  to  Mr.  Ch.  nurs 
August  1st  Taken  with  me  to  England  . 
Dito  15  For  streat  mony  and  poors  mony 
per  recept 
To  a  barber 

To  a  sclater  for  helping  the  howss 
Taken  to  the  country  and  given  out 
ther  .... 

Oct.  9  For  thirling  to  INIellarsteans   . 


[Scots" 

£ 

s. 

d. 

8 

18 

0 

2 

16 

0 

86 

2 

0 

36 

0 

3 

0 

904  14     0 
12     0     0 


85     0     0 

40     0     0 

9     0     0 


400     0  0 

2  18  0 
948  16  0 

11     4  oj 

1  16  0] 
700] 

-12     0  oj 

3  14  01 


1  A  writer  in  Edinburgh,  who  appears  to  have  collected  the  fees  fod 
various  Edinburgh  churches.  Sir  John  Foulis  paid  his  fees  to  him  '  when  I  gavfi 
up  our  names  to  be  proclaimed.' 


1695]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  3 

[Sundries]  [Scots] 

1695  £     s.  d. 

For  helping  glas  windows  17s.  .  0  17  0 
To  anuity  for  the  howss  per  recept  .  12  0  0 
For  a  coch  from  Barty  Gibson  to 

Walstons  1  buriall,  Mrt.  94  .       30     0     0 

To  my  ant   Huchison   at   sevarell 

times        .  .  .  .  .       30     0     0 

For  baithing  in  Rees  bathing  hows  4  16     0 

For  frawsht  of  2  trunks  and  2  boxes 

from  London     .  .  .  .       16  12     0 

For     survayanc     mony     and     to 

watters     .  .  .  .  .  1  16     0 

Jun.  To  ant  Hutchison  7  lb.      To  the 

Bainio  in  the  Canigate  9  lb. 
To  Mr.  John  Vass 
For  helping  the  watch  . 
To  Sornbegs  man  10  merks    . 
To  Georg  Mosman  for  books  : 
To  bringing  goods  from  Lieth 
Deer.  30  To  John  Smith  for  my  expences  on 

the   English    rood,  when  I  cam 

last     from     London     with     the 

Secretar^ 80  10     0 

To  Mr.  Watson  for  a  bill  sent  to 

London  to  Jeris  .  .  .   2100     4     0 

To  Georg  Clark  for  the  linin  manu- 

1695  factory 120     0     0 

Deer.  To  the  poll  of  my  famely       .  .       30     0     0 

To  expences  at  tinding  for  the  years 

1691,  1692,  1693,  and  1694  .        73  17     0 

To  the  minister  of  Ersiltons  for  his 

stipon  1694        ....     146  13     0 
To   Will.    Trotter,    scoolmaster   in 

Mellersteans      .  .  .  .         5     0     0 

To    James    Massie    scolmaster    in 

Mellerstains       .  .  .  .       10     0     0 

^  Frequently  mentioned  by  Sir  John  Foulis  as  one  of  his  companions. 
^  Mr.  Secretary  Johnston.     Seep.  286. 


16 

0 

0 

29 

0 

0 

8 

14 

0 

6 

13 

4 

50 

2 

0 

3 

6 

0 

4 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1695 


[Sundries] 
To  David  Hume  colecter  for  the  cess 
1694  and  1695  .... 
1695  To  Roger  Hoburn  by  receat   . 

Deer.  To  expences  at  fair  and  other  out- 

givins  for  years  allowed  to 

John  Wight      .... 

To  3  years  rent  allowed  to  Will. 

Brounlies,  etc.  .         .  .  . 

To  mending  the  cross    . 

For  lousing  a  gun  was  panded 

To    the    Linin    manufactuary    for 

Smallits  recept 
To  cloath  for  Robert  Baillie  at  Kelso 
For  a  coch  howss  to  the  Berlyn 
To  Mosman  for  books 
G.P.  To  John  Hay  for  a  sword  to  Cap. 
Baillie      ..... 


[Scots] 
£     s.  d. 
572  19     8 
200     0     0 


186     3  0 

62     8  0 

5  12  0 

1  14  0 

180     0  0 

40     0  0 

12  18  0 

40     0  0 

36     0  0 

9040  12  0 


Take  out  of  the 
third  pag  and 
this.  Cap.  Bail- 
lies,  mony  paid 
to  him  to  be 
taken  of  this     2184     8     0^ 

It.  More  the 
hnin  manu- 
factory .     414     0     0 

It.  More  mony 
payd  to  the 
minister         .     546  13     0 

It.  More  Lon- 
don jornay    .   3048     0     0^ 


There  remains  besid 

To  Holland  to  my  brothers 


sume    6193     0     0 


2847  12     0 
120     0     0 


Caried  to  page  13th   S.  2967  12     0 


[Scots] 
£  s.  d. 

4  0 

0 

1  9 

0 

9  0 

0 

2  8 

0 

8  8 

0 

24  0 

0 

5  16 

0 

2  4 

0 

4  18 

0 

29  0 

0 

11  12 

0 

6  0 

0 

1696]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

Sundry  debursments.      1696. 

January  1st  To  the  poor  per  recept 

To  the  bathell  of  the  church 
For  a  ring  w*  the  Quins  hair 
For  glasing  the  forroom  window     . 
To  Johnston  barber 
Febr.  10  To  Ridpath  ^  at  London 

23  To  Mr.  Liviston  at  Rachis  christining 
To  the  bathell  of  the  chiuch 
To  charity   ..... 
To  Ms.  Scot  midwife     . 
To  Ms.  Hutchison 
March  For  munting  3  swords 

To  John  Hunter  my  cess  preceeding 

Whitt.  96  .  .  .  .       73     0     0 

To  John  Hunter  for  polmony  by  act 

of  parliment,  1695  for  my  whole 

famaly      .  . 

To  charity   ..... 
To  Ms.  Scot  midwife     . 
Aprill  To  lairn  cookry  from  Mr.  Addison 
To  Will  Johnston  for  books  . 
To  Captain  Baillie  in  balance  of  ane 

acount      .....     217     0     0 
To  a  man  in  Gray  Frirs  for  keeping 

up  my  childs  grave  .  .         19     0 

May  10th  For  payment  of  the  sess  of  the  year 

1696 

To  my  Ant  Hutchison  . 

For  the  expence  of  fliting 

To  Ms.  Guttary    .... 

To  Hew  Brown  a  doller 


32 

7 

0 

3 

14 

0 

5 

16 

0 

15 

12 

0 

36 

0 

0 

93 

1 

6 

12 

0 

0 

11 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

2 

18 

0 

^  George  Ridpath,  Whig  journalist,  published  a  system  of  shorthand,  wrote 
many  party  pamphlets  and  books,  was  obliged  to  fly  the  country  in  1713  for  a 
series  of  articles  in  the  Flying  Post  and  Observator.  Lord  Grange  writing  of 
him  after  his  death  states  that  '  his  memory  is  not  savoury  here.  I  'm  sorry  he 
was  so  vile  for  he  once  did  good  service. '  Frequent  payments  are  made  to  him 
through  these  accounts,  and  he  is  often  mentioned  in  the  Jarviswood  Corre- 
spondence. 


6  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1696 

[Sundries] 

For  drawing  the  blewhowse  2lb.  8,  4| 

ounce  silk  and  twisting 
July  To  the  Wast  Church 

To  the  loss  of  mony  by  crying  doun 
For  8  monethes  sess  per  recept 
July  19  To  my  jurnay  to  the  Bath     . 
To  Scugald/  painter  10  dollers 
To  expences  at  the  fairs  July  96    . 
Agust  12  To   Grisies   dancing   master    for   3 

monthes  .... 

To  Scugald  painter 
To  paper,  pen  and  ink  10s. 
To  the  poor  at  Greenlaw  Church    . 
To     severall    litle    things    in    the 

country    ..... 
To  Robert  Young  dark  to  the  court 
To  the  scolmaster 
Octr.  1st  To  Scugald  for  2  pictors  and  frames 
To  James  Borthick  for  the  poor  per 

recept        .  .  .  .  .         4     2     0 

Novr.  10th  To  Grises  reading  master  for  a 

quarter     .      .  .  .  .         2  18     0 

To  5  monethes  cess  per  recept  Lamb 

and  Merts.  96  ...     162  17     8 

To  the  contrabusion  for  the  fire  in 

the  Caningate    .  .  .  .       11     8     0 

For  expence  at  the  fair  Oct.  96,  4lb. 

8,  expence  at  tinding  96,  lllb.  8*5.       15  16     0 
To  acount  of  expences  in  going  to 

head  courts  and  w*  cess  etc.         .         2     4     0 
To  the  linin  manufactary       .  .     120     0     0 

For  repairing  of  Mellerstean  mill  kill 

and  howses        ....     556  12     2 
To  James  Drumond  by  Ms.  Hutchi- 
son 8  doll  ....        23     4     0 
S.  490  £. 

^  See  p.  xxvi. 


[Scots] 

£  s. 

d. 

8  16 

0 

20  3 

0 

5  12 

0 

286  18 

10 

008  9 

0 

29  0 

0 

4  4 

0 

20  12 

0 

68  8 

0 

0  10 

0 

4  10 

0 

3  4 

0 

12  0 

0 

10  0 

0 

74  8 

0 

I70I] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


Edenburgh,  1701.     Sundry  expences.     Deb.  to  Cash. 


For  a  big  Bible  and  velvit  pock     . 
For    drinkmony    2    li.    18.    more 

o    11.  .  •  .  . 

For  writing  a  paper,  14 

For  poket    .... 

For  bearing  rains  to  the  coch  and 

helphing  her 
For  7  ounce  white  threed  3  ti  10 
To  the  church  bathel    . 
For  pins  19s.  for  a  horn  comb  6s. 
Feb.  5  For  pictors  in  full  of  all   I  owed 

Scugald  to  this  day   . 
To  poket      .... 
For  Grisies  dancing  a  mounth  with 

the  Franch  man 
For  Robert  Youngs  sallary  this  year 
For  a  bridle  and  2  curpils 
For  a  cariadge  to  Mellersteans 
For  blooding  given  Georg  Kirton 
For  poket    .... 
For    pamphlits    4s.       Grisies    ball 

mony  1  li.  9  s     . 
For  cuping  given  Georg  Kirton 
For  a  thresher  21  day  without  meat 
For  yron  to  the  horss  1  ti.  helping 

the  barndoors  2  li.     . 
For  hansels  in  January 
To  Mr.  Knox  for  head  bathes 
To  Georg  Kirton  which  pays  him  his 

account  in  full  till  January  1700. 

June  10  For  the  rent  of  our  loft  in  Tolbuth 

Church  from  Whitsunday  1700  to 

Whitsunday  1701  year 
To  nurses  5  li  16s.  to  a  barber  to  a 

nurses  3  li.  4s.  . 
To  the  poor  Aprill  last 


£     s.  d. 

18     0  0 

5  16[sic] 

0  14  0 
10  0 

2  10  0 

3  10  0 

2  18  a 
14  0 

96     0  0 

10  0 

14     4  0 

6  0  0 

1  17  0 
10  0 
5  16  0 

11  12  0 

1  13  0 

5  16  0 

12  6  0 

3  0  0 
23  0  0 
12     0  0 

76     0  0 


18     0     0 

9  14     6 
36     0     0 


8 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1701 


[Sundries]  [Scots] 

For  sweet  powder  £2,   coch  hires        £     s.  d. 

18s.  6d.,  and  mending  the  coch 

Hi  4s 4     2     6 

To  Porterfield  to  perfite  Rachy  in 

reading     .  .  .  .  .       18     0     0 

For  Grisies  quarter  with  Cnimbin  .       19     7     0 
For  ane  express  to  Dunglas  2  li  8s. 

nails  6s.  rubarb  9s.    .  .  .         8  13     0 

For  12  clouts  to  the  cock  1  li  4s. 

booking  the  mairs  6s.  .  .  1  10     0 

For  the  bairenes  milks  going  to  with 

[sic]  ther  scooll  .  .  .         2  18     0 

For  shoes  to  a  horss  8s.  to  sevarall 

outgiving  b}^  James  Carrin  8  li  8  3  16     0 

To  poket  14s.  6d.  more  6s.    .  .         110 

For  puting  up  the  park  dicks  of 

Jerriswood  in  full  of  all      .  .         9     3     4 

For  lime  to  the  dick  barn      .  .         2     0     0 

For  a  ledger  book  5  li  10  s.  for  sherp- 

ing  the  milne  31i.        .  .  .  8  10     0 

To  the  clarks  for  the  rights  of  Ballan 

crief  .  .  .  .  .         4     7     0 

For  books 23     0     0 

July  8  For  dreg  staf  cluting  and  grising  the 

coach        .  .  .  .  .         1  16     0 

For  wire  and  rings  to  the  coch,  16s. 

for  lokes  to  doors,  1  li  9s.     .  .         2     5     0 

For  tows,  10  fadour,  10s.  a  smith 

for  work  1  li.  lis.      .  .  .         2     10 

For  a  horss  to  Ballancrieff  1  li  16s.  1  16     0 

For  a  book  2  li  a  book  1  li  letters  in 

England  7  li  4s.  .  .  .       10     4     0 

For  snuf  boxes  3  li  12s.     For  pins 

and  knitins  1  li  10     .  .  .         5     2     0 

For  a  horss  cumb  and  brush  .  18     0 

For  horss  hires  to  Edinburgh  .     300     0     0 

Octob.  1st  For  lead  to  the  doors  .  .         0     6     0 

For  tows  to  the  stair  of  Mellersteans         0  16     0 


3701] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


9 


[Sundries] 

For  wax  and  wafers 

For  a  comb  and  spung 

For  a  colt  helter 

For  3  bridles  to  water  the  horss 

For  helping  the  coach  at  Lidgert- 

wood 
For  a  blade  and  2  scaburts  to  a 

sword       ..... 
For  severall  little  things  at  the  fair 
.Ditto  2  For  a  sett  of  new  coch  whiles  G.P. 

60£ 
For  4  cariadges  from  Edenbm*gh    . 
For  caring  clogbags  and  other  things 

from  Thorontonbridge  and  New- 
castle to  Mallersteans 
For  cariadges  by  Munga    Brounlies 

all  cleard  .... 

For  expences  at  the  2  fairs  with 

drumers,  etc.     .... 
For  2  sives  and  2  ridles  1  ti  10s. 

suples  8s.  .... 

For  expence  of  selling  20  bolls  oats 
To  James  Massie  his  salarie  for  this 

year  ..... 

For  a  carte  bought  at  Mellersteans 

with  all  that  belonges  to  it 
For  Brounlies  howse  rent  6  ti  13s.  4d 

ane  emty  hows  6  li  13s.  4d. 
To  Ms.  Hume  of  Bogend 
For  suples  12s. 
For  the  head  court  at  Kelso 
For  young  trees  from  Hundalie 
To  the  poor  at  Mellersteans  2  bols 

4  f[irlots]  2  p[ecks]  oats  at  5£  per 

boll  ..... 

For    biging    Thomas    Leadhowse's 

stable        ..... 


[Scots] 
£  s.  d. 
0  15  2 
0  9  0 
0  14  0 
2     8     0 


4  16     0 
7     0     0 


6  0  0 

13     4  0 

9  19  0 

7  7  0 

1  18  0 
16  0 

10  0  0 

48     0  0 

13  6  8 

11  2  0 
0  12  0 
0  10  0 

2  0  0 

14  10  0 
82     0  0 


10  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1701 

[Sundries] 

For  John  Wights  sallary  the  year 
1700  .  .  .  .    '      . 

To  Andrew  Lamb 

To  the  contrabusion  for  the  burning  ^ 

To  Crombin  for  a  quarter  to  Grisie 

To  my  Ant  Effie  2  .         .  . 

For  hering  to  Mr.  Johnston 

For  painting  the  chariot 

For  the  cochmans  seat  4  ti  helping 
harnis  2  li  2s     . 

For  plush  to  J.  Rainalds 

To  Androw  Lamb 

To  Stewarts  nurs 

For  repairing  Mallersten  tower 
given  out  this  year  as  by  par- 
ticular accumpts 

For  2  poks  to  bibles  10s. 

For  a  pad  sadle  and  furnitur  25  ti.  4s. 

2  huntin  stoks  20  ti.  .  .       45     4     0 

For  feu  duty  at  Jeriswood  to  account 

of  bygans  .  .  .  ,       15  13     0' 


[Scots] 

£  s. 

d. 

40  0 

0 

0  14 

6 

13  0 

0 

17  8 

0 

5  16 

0 

31  12 

0 

3  12 

0 

6  2 

0 

11  0 

0 

0  14 

0 

2  18 

0 

767  18 

4 

0  10 

0 

S. 1700  11     6 


Edenburgh,  January  1702.     Sundry  Expences,  Deb. 

to  Cash. 

To  the  bathell  in  the  church 

To  Adam  Marchell 

To  my  brother  Archibald 

For  a  window  in  the  little  closit 

For  Grisies  ball  mony   . 

To  Grisies  singing  master  Krenberg 

For  helping  the  coach  . 

For  Shaws  to  Dina  Ridpath  . 

To  Mr.  Mitchell    . 


2  18 

0 

2  14 

6 

1  9 

0 

0  10 

0 

1  9 

0 

g   14  4 

0 

0  10 

0 

1  9 

0 

0  14 

6 

'  Fire  in  Lawnmarket,  28  October  1701. — Faults  Accounts. 

^  Youngest  daughter  of  Lord  Wariston.     Died  unmarried  in  1715. 


1702] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


11 


[Sundries] 
23  To  Georg  Kirton  to  accumpt  upon 

his  letter  .... 
To  Grisies  Candlesmas  mony 
For  lace  to  shirt  hand 
For  siringing  the  ears 
To  Docter  Sincklair  for  Rachy 
To  Breastmills  mans  weding 
To   a  horss   hire   payd  for   Jame 

Baillie       .... 
For  caring    our   clogbag    to   New 

castle  payd  by  Breastmille 
Febr.  For  books  bought  bv  Mr.  Knox 
28  For  the  Acts  of  the  Assembly  got 

from  Mosman 
For  Grisies  singing  to  Mr.  Krenberg 
For  Grisies  singing  book 
For  James  Latie  the  measons 

coming  to  town 
March  8  For  a  diamond  ring- 
To  2  nurses  Cavers^and  Mrs.Wather 

burns  ^      .  .  . 

To  Charly  Hume 
To  Grisies  nurs  for  lint  sead 
To  Doct[or]  S.  Christining  £2  18s.  to 

his  nurs  2£  18s. 
To  P.3  Sabath  12  Aprill 
For  puting  one  a  new  plate  on  the 

coch  and  new  clouts 
To  Robert  Young  dark  his  salary 

for  this  year 
To  James  Massie  schoollmaster  his 

salarie  for  this  year   . 
May  For  letters  from  London 
To  Docter  Sincklair 
To  Hellin  Garner 


[Scots] 

£     s.  d. 

21    6  a 

2  18  0 

2  12  6 

3  0  0 

28     8  0 

2  18  a 

1  16  0 

2  18  a 

34     0  Q 

6  6  0 

7  8  0 
19  0 

0  14  6 

63     5  0 

5  16  0 

7     4  0 

0  18  0 

5  16  0 

6  0  a 

6     0  0 

6     0  0 

10     0  0 

10     0  0 

17     8  0 

4  7  0 


^  Cavers,  the  seat  of  the  Kers.     Lady  Grisell's  mother  was  a  Ker  of  Cavers. 
-  Mrs.  Hume  of  Wedderburn. 
'  To  pocket. 


12                    THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1702 

[Sundries]  [Scots] 

£     s.  d. 

To  drink  mony  at  Polwart  1  .          .  2  18     0 

To  Marth  Black  lost  of  rent  .          .  13  12     6 
To  Munga  Brunlies  fathers  howse 

and  ane  emtv  howse            .          .  13     6     8 
For  a  pair  new  Wings  and  helping 

all  the  coch  .  .  .  .  5  8  0 
For  a  new  poll  £3  mending  the  ax- 
tree  10s.  .  .  .  .  3  10  0 
To  Thomas  Bell  .  .  .  .  29  0  0 
20  For  a  siging  book  to  Grisie  .  .  19  0 
To  Thomas  Bell  .  .  .  .  2  0  0 
To  Will  Simson  in  Lanark  bate  of 

his  rent 12  10     0 

1  day       To  Mr.  Kramberg,  Grisells  singing 

master  for  the  mounth  past        .  7     8     0 
ditto      To    Mr.    Crumbin    Grisies    playing 

master  for  a  quarter  past  6  dollers 

and  a  doller  for  tuning       .          .  20     6     0 

9  To  Docter  Sincklair       .          .          .  18     0     0 
For  letters  15s.  more  5s.  more  £l  13s. 

more  £l  16  10             .          .          .  4     9     0 

To  the  bairnes  to  goe  to  a  bridle    .  5     0     0 

To  Rachys  ball  and  Grisies             .  2  19     0 

To  Rachys  dancing  master    .          .  8  14     0 
For  a  stra  hat  to  Grisies  ball  10s. 

gloves  to  them  £l  12           .          .  2     2     0 
To  Sutherlands  man  £l  9s.  cheries 

at  the  ball  10s.           .          .          .  1  19     0 

For  new  tops  to  the  coach     .          .  4  16     0 
To  St.  Andras  Colledg  given  Mr. 

Pringle      .          .          .          .          .  14     4     0 

To  Grisie  to  goe  to  a  consert          .  0  14     6 

To  Stewarts  nurs  and  christining   .  10     0     0 
June  30  To  Mr.    Crumbin   for   a   month   to 

Grisie 7     8     0 


^  Polwarth,   tlie  village  adjoining  Redbraes,  the  seat  of  the  Earl  of  March- 
mont,  frequently  used  as  denoting  Redbraes  in  these  accounts. 


Scots 

£ 

s. 

d. 

1 

4 

0 

366 

13 

4 

8 

14 

0 

18 

0 

0 

11 

2 

0 

1 

9 

0 

1 

6 

a 

5 

16 

0 

2 

0 

0 

1702]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  13 

[Sundries] 

To  Crumbin  for  a  book 

To  my  Lord  Collinton  ^  for  his  rent 

at  Whitsunday  1702  and  all  pre- 

cidings  clear' d  .... 
To  Rachys  dancing  master    . 
August  6  To  the  rent  of  the  loft  in  the  church 
To  Lith  contrabution    . 
To  a  consurt  fro  Grisie 
To  a  coller  to  Grisie 
To  brotherAndrow's^  childs  christin- 

ing  ..... 

To  Captain  Burck  the  yrish  man   . 

Ditto  26  For  repairing  John  Wights  dwelling 

howse  .  .  .  .       21  10     0 

To  puting  up  James  Ormistons  cott 

howse       .  .  .  .  .         2     8     0 

For  mending  the  pinits  at  Meller- 

steans       .  .  .  .  .  1  10     0 

For  a  bible  to  Gris  £l  7s.  mending 

coch  bridles  6s.  ... 

For  a  little  Galaway 
For  letters  £l  6s.  2  nurses  £5  16., 

letters  £1  16s.  14s.  wath  helping 

For  letters  £l  6s.  5  £l  15s.  6s.  5    . 
For  sevarell  things  spent  at  the  fair 
Octo  29   For  yron  bought  at  Fairs 

To  a  garner  for  seeds  £l  9s.     For 

mending  a  coat  house         .  .         3     5     0 

To  Androw  Lamb  given  him  for 

service      .  .  .  .  .       22     0     0 

To  the  pip  and  drum  £2  16s.  Drink- 

mony  Green      .  .  .  .         5  14     0 


1 

13 

0 

26 

0 

0 

11 

12 

0 

3 

17 

0 

10 

0 

0 

3 

14 

0 

^  Sir  James  Foulis  of  Colinton,  raised  to  the  Bench  as  Lord  Colinton.  It  was 
he  who  offered  to  prove  the  authenticity  of  the  petitions  to  Parliament  against 
the  Union  by  bringing  the  Petitioners  themselves,  which  was  the  last  thing  the 
Government  wanted.  -  See  p.  27. 


14  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1702 

[Sundries]  [Scots] 

To  pip  and  drum  £2  16s.  for  mend-        £     s.   d. 

ing  my  watches  £2  8.  .  .         5     4     0 

To  drink  mony  £2  18s.  letters  £l 

more  10s.  .  .  .  .         4     8     0 

To  a  raffil  £14  4s.  Haburn  14s.  6d. 

Ms.  Muir  £1  9s.  .  .  .       16     7     6 

To  the  domany  in  Mellersteans  3 

bolls  oats  .  .  .  .       13  10     0 

Novr.  20  To  Crisis  singing  master  Cremberg 

£7  8  Brun  for  arthmetick  £12       .       19     8     0 
To  Franch  dancing  master  for  Gris: 

and  Rach 17  12     0 

For  a  flute  £6  a  quarter  with  Crum- 

bin  6|  doll. 
Deer.  30  To  Mr.  Knox  for  books 

To  James  Massi  this  year 


25     1 

0 

20     0 

0 

15     0 

0 

S.1148  17 

6 

Edenburgh,  January  1707.     Sundry  Accounts. 
Deb.  to  Cash. 

For  mounthes  at  the  violl  to  Grisie 

with  Sinckolum 
For  mending  her  violl 
To  Mr.  G.  B.  nurse 
For  letters  £2  10s.,  6s.,  7s.,  £4  4s., 

£211s.,  lis.,  5s.,7s.     . 
To   Thomson   writting   master   for 

Rachy  one  mounth    . 
For  chair  heir  ]  4s.  6d.,  £3  Is.,  £1 12s., 

lo**  •  •  •  •  • 

To  Montroses   nurs   £3   5s.,   Marrs 

£2  18,  Marrs  £2  18s. 
For    Defos    book  ^    £l    10s.    gune 

powder  14s.       . 


12 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

2 

18 

0 

11 

1 

0 

2 

18 

0 

5 

14 

0 

9 

1 

0 

2 

4 

0 

•  Defoe's  book  in  support  of  the  Union. 


1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  15 

[Sundries]  [Scots] 

£     s.  d. 

To  Docter  St.  Clair  for  Grisie          .  28     8     0 
To     drinkmony    in     a     shipe     by 

Grisie       .          .          .          .          .  19     0 

For  servants  drinkmony  at  Les/y  ^  14  14     0 
To  John  Steall  singing  master,  for  2 

mounthes  to  Grisie    .          .          .  24     0     0 
To    a    raffile    for    herpsicords    by 

Grisie       .          .          .          .          .  14     4     0 

For  gunn  puder    .          .          .          .  0     6     0 

For  shoeing  horses  by  Tam  Youll  .  2     0     0 
To  drinkmony  at  Kinross  ^  £2  18, 

4  horses  3  servants  2  nights         .  6  18     0 
To  drinkmony  at  Dupphn  ^  a  f  ourt- 

night         .          .          .          .          .  9     0     0 
To   drinkmony   at   Lesly  £3   18,   4 

hors,  3  servants  2  nights  £3  12     .  7  10     0 
For  crosing  Quensf erry  £1  4s.  crosing 

from  Kingoren  £2  12s.        .          .  3  16     0 

For  vizicater  plasters  14s.      .          .  0  14     0 

To  Thomas  Bellsson  £l  9s.     .          .  19     0 
To  a  man  to  goe  to  Rickerton  ^  twise 

16s. 0  16     0 

May       For  paper  9s.  9s.  was  [sic]  8s.  gilt 

paper  9s.  wax  6s.       .          .          .  2     10 

For  mending  sadle  graith  £2  7s.       .  2     7     0 
To  hoboys  £l  9s.  drinkmony  6s.  Ms. 

Carr  £2  18s 4  13     0 

To  the  bairens  po:  £3  3s.  Is.  8d.        .  3     4     8 

For  drinkmony  at  the  Reath  ^        .  3  12     6 

To  May  Minzies  to  buy  gloves        .  1  16     0 
For  J  whit  satin  for  the  bairenses 

satin  pice           .          .          .          .  12     6 


1  Seat  of  the  Earl  of  Rothes. 

-  The  residence  of  the  Earl  of  Morton  or  of  John  Bruce  of  Kinross. 

^  Seat  of  Earl  of  Kinnoull. 

■•  Probably  Riccarton  near  Edinburgh,  the  seat  of  Robert  Craig,  advocate. 

■■^  Seat  of  the  Earl  of  Melville. 


16  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1707 

[Sundries]  [Scots] 

For  silks  to  it  6s.  nails  threed  to  the        £     s.  d. 

tent  Is.     .  .  .  .  .         0     7     0 

For  silk  to  make  a  purs  and  strings, 

13s 0  13     0 

To  La:  Marrs  footman  10s.    .  .         0  10     0 

For  drinkmony  twise  at  Gather 

House  and  groom       .  .  .         7     5     0 

For  Londan  journay  in  his  poket 

April  1st  50  guinys    .  .  .     710     0     0 

For  to  answer  bills  to  London  £103 

str.  more  ....     897     0     0 

To  the  Docters  Pitcarin/  Dundas,^ 

St.  Clair,3  Bailie         .  .  .     170     8     0 

To  Baillie  for  3s.  blooding  and  to  his 

man  .  .  .  .  .       21  15     0 

To  Ms.  Haliwall  £1  12s.  6d.  lamb 

10s.  Monros  lad  10s.  .  .         1  12     6 

For  tickets  to  Steals  consurt  .         7     2     0 

For  nails  to  the  coch  £l  17s.  oyl  to 

chair  14s.  6        .  .  .  .         2  11     6 

To  new  traces  and  other  things  to 

the    traveling    coach    got    from 

Brutherstons  last  year        .  .       30     0     0 

For  a  new  male  pillion  12s.  girthes 

and  mendnig  the  sadles  when  I 

went  to  Dupplin 
To  poket  May  18th 
For  a  handcurcher  to  May  Minzies 
To  Crumbin  for  a  quarter  throwgh 

bass  to  Grisie  2  guinys       .  .       25  16     0 

To  the  Marques  of  Tweddels  groome 

for  the  coch  mares     .  .  .         5  16     0 

For  letters  10s.  10s.  10s.  5s.  paper 

18s 2  13     0 


2     2 

6 

0  10 

0 

1     9 

0 

^  The  famous  Dr.  Archibald  Pitcarne,  physician  and  poet. 
2  Dr.   Alexander   Dundas,    Fellow  of   the    Royal    College   of   Physicians, 
Edinburgh. 
^  See  p.  256. 


1707] 


OF  LADY  GEISELL  BAILLIE 

[Sundries] 


17 


May  To  chair  man  £l  10s.,  16s.,  14s.  6d. 

For  mending  window   in   pairt  of 

Collintons  rent 

June  6     For  3    mounthes    writting    Rachy 

with     Thomson     and     12s.     for 

pens  .  . 

For  letters  10s.     . 

For  dresing  the  garden,  to  Wear  in 

Hariots  work     . 
For  2   mounth  to  Grisie  with   St 

Culume  on  the  vyoll,  etc.  . 

For  a  Bible  to  John  Harla  £l  10 

For    covers   to   books   15s.    wafers 

2s.  4d.  poket  6s. 

Mellerst.  For  mending  Grisies  watch    . 

June  10  For  a  lock  to  the  childrens  room 

For  ane  express  from  Edinburgh 

Xij  oS.  .  .  . 

For    Androw    Lams    expences    at 

Langsha,  etc.     . 
July  2     To  Tam  Youls  weding  . 

To  drinkmony  at  Boughtrige,  etc 
For  letters  pay'd  by  Ms.  Monro 
July  22d  For    ane    express    to    Mellerstaines 

sent  by  Kersland  ^ 
To  P.  at  Earleston,  July 
To  poket  £1  10s.  . 
To  the  fair  18s.     . 
For  John  Brouns  house 
To  Widow  Yellas 
To  John  Boe  for  puting  us  [?  up]  his 

house        ..... 
For  Androw  Brownlies  house  rent 


[Scots] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

2 

0 

6 

3 

11 

0 

9 

6 

0 

0 

10 

0 

6 

0 

0 

15 

3 

0 

1 

10 

0 

1 

3 

4 

3 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

2  8  0 

10  0 

3  14  6 
3     7  0 

8     8  0 

2  4  0 
36     0  0 

1  10  0 
0  18  0 
6  13  4 

3  16  0 

2  0  0 
6  13  4 


^  John  Ker  of  Kersland,  Ayrshire.  The  head  of  the  Cameronian  party.  He 
intrigued  with  both  Whigs  and  Jacobites,  and  was  no  better  than  a  government 
spy.  At  this  time  he  was  willing  to  sell  his  influence  either  for  or  against  the 
Union  as  might  best  pay  him. 


B 


18 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[Sundries] 
For  puting  up  Androw  Brownlies's 

house  in  pairt  .... 
For  mending  the   coch  harnis  by 

Androw  Dods    .... 
For  ane  express  to  Grange  Muir  ^  to 

Rob:  Baillie       .... 
To  a  Councell  post 
Aug.  26  For  letters  payd  by  Ms.  Monro 
To  Grisie  Monro 


[1707 

[Scots' 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

6 

8 

0 

10 

0 

1 

16 

0 

0 

14 

6 

2 

2 

0 

1 

10 

0 

Lady  G.  Bailhe. 

For  lodging  2  nights  in  the  Banio 

and  4  times  bathing  . 
For  drinkmony  £3  4s.  drink,  etc. 
For  chairs    .... 
To  Mr.  Knox  apothicars  account 
For  silks  for    the    childrens    satine 

pice  Ms.  Miller 
For  helping  the  nurses  house  payd 

a  wright  in  Fanns 
To  Ann  Faa  12s. 
To  Docter  Pitcarn  3  guinys 
To  Docter  Dundas  3  guinys 
To  John  Baillie  one  guiny 
To  Francy  Easton  for  blooding 
To  a  coach  to  Edinburgh  12sh.  6d 
To  Docter  Dundas's  man 
To  drinkmony  at  Gather 
For  a  horse  to  Gather  . 
Sepr.  12  To    Do.    Abernathy    2    guinys    a 

21s.  6d 

14  To  Doc.  Abernathy  a  guiny 

To  Telfoord,  cherurgione,  2  guinys 
For  3  snuf  milnes  £4     . 


14 

8 

0 

2 

8 

0 

1 

9 

0 

46 

0 

0 

e 

3 
4 

12 

0 

Ll 

3 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

38 

14 

0 

.   38 

14 

0 

12 

18 

0 

2 

18 

0 

7 

10 

0 

2 

0 

0 

5 

16 

0 

1 

4- 

4 

0 

.   25 

16 

0 

12 

18 

0 

25 

16 

0 

4 

8 

0 

Seat  of  George  Baillie's  brother-in-law. 


1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  19 

[Sundries]  [Scots] 

To    Rob.    Hope    £3,    docters    man        £     s.  d. 

£1  10 4  10     0 

Sep.  27    To  Docter  Abernathy  a  jacobos  and 

a  guiny     .  .  .  .  .       28  10     0 

To  all  expences  of  puting  up  the  loft 

in  Erilston  Church     .  .  .     166     0     0 

For  puting  up  the  uter  cattle  rack 

etc.  in  the  house  by  James  Blakie         6     0     0 
For  shoeing  the  horss  at  Mellersteans 

by  Pate  Newton  from  Sep.   23, 

1706,  to  Sep.  29,  1707         .  .       13     4     0 

To  James  Duncon  in  Kelso  payd  by 

Pat  Newton  14  years  agoe  .  2     0     0 

Sep.  29    To   Troter   in   Kelso   for   mending 

sadles        .  .  .  .  .         3  14     0 

Ditto     To  Pringle  in  Kelso  cherurgion  his 

account    .  .  .  .  .       23     0     0 

For  a  good  strong  bridle  £l  2s.  for 

head  steels,  etc.  £l  12s.      .  .         2  14     0 

For  letters  payd  Ms.  Monro  when  I 

went  away         .  .  .  .         1  10     0 

Sep.  30  For  yron  to  shoe  the  horses  since 

Sep.  30,  1706    .  .  .  .         6  14     0 

For  paper  10s.  tows  for  the  box  with 

plate,  etc.  .  .  ,  .         0  17     6 

For  cariing  2  cariages  and  a  clogbag 

to  Newcastle     .  .  .  .       12     0     0 

For  Coltcrooks  vicarage  1706  paid 

Mr.  Gowdy        .  .  .  .        10     0     0 

For    repairing    Androw    Brounlies 

house  4000  divids  £2  8s.     .  .         2     8     0 

To  expence  last  winter  by  Androw 

Lamb        .  .  .  .  .  9  14     6 

For  hay  rakes  18  :  suples  9s.  mend- 
ing stable  door  .  .  .         1  18     0 
To  pip  and  drum,  July  fair   .  .         2  18     0 
To  Androw  Brounlies  house  puting 

up 6  13     4 


20  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

[Sundries] 

For  Rob.  Dods  house    . 

To  Androw  Lam  3  akers  land 

To  loss  on  Georg  Trumbles  house 

3  years  rent      .... 
To  the  nurss  house  rent 
Sep.  31  For  puting  up  the  Hall  House  pay'd 

out  for  Widow  Wight 
To    James    Massy    scoolmaster    in 

Mellerstains  his  sallary  payable  at 

IMartimas  1707 
To  James  Miller,  glazer,  for  a  years 

at  Mellerstains  .... 
To  Ms.  Mean  .... 
For  a  pair  sods  to  Docter  St.  Clairs 

lady  ..... 

To  John   Frazar   he   gave   out   at 

London    ..... 
Oct.  2      To  Pegie  M'Kinzie  £6  14s.     . 
To  Isabell  Dippo 
To  King,  coachmaker,  for  helping 

the  chariot  the  money  sent  to 

Edinburgh  by  Francis  Newton 
For  letters  £l  10s.  £2  10  paid  Francy 

Newton  in  full 
To  Tam  Robisone  in  a  year  keeping 

up  the  Park  2  fous  bea[n]s 
Oct.  3  ^    For  binding  books  to  the  ministers 
For  Acks  of  Parliment 
For  the  news  £l  paper  £l  14s.  more 

A.  4  o«  •  •  •  •  • 

For  rubans  to  Peggy  M'Kinzy 

For  binding  the  operas  14s. 

For  shoeing  the  horse  chariot  rent 

etc.  payd  to  Barty  Gibson  in  full 

of  all  accounts 


[1707 

Scots] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

3 

0 

0 

40 

0 

0 

24 

0 

0 

3 

13 

4 

8 

12 

0 

10 

0 

0 

4 

18 

0 

1 

9 

0 

1 

16 

0 

6 

0 

0 

6 

14 

0 

2 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

4  0 

0 

2  0 

0 

3  14 

0 

2  0 

0 

3  11 

0 

5  15 

6 

0  14 

0 

54  0 

0 

The  last  Scots  Parliament  met  on  this  clay. 


I7I0] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


21 


[Sundries]  [Scots] 

To    John    Baillie,    cherurgion,    for  £     s.  d. 

drogs  from  to  October 

3d,  1707              .          .          .          .  158     0     0 

To  Docter  Trotter  ,       .          .          .  12  18     0 

Oct.  4    To  drinkmony  at  Polwarth  ^           .  2  18     0 
To    the    pip    and    drum    at    this 

moneths  fair      .          .          .          .  2  18     0 
To    Mr.    Gowdy    the    vicarage    of 

Coltcrooks  this  year             .          .  10     0     0 
For  repairing  Mellerstaine  Tour  and 

other  work  there        .          .          .  241  19     2 


3386     6     8 
Take  out  the  London  journey      .   1607     0     0 


1779     6     8 


Mellerstaines,  January  1710.     Sundry  Accounts. 

Deb.  to  Cash. 

[Sterling] 

To  Ms.  Rume  ^  for  9  weeks  and  5 
nights  chamber  rent  at  3sh.  4d. 
per  night  and  drinkmony  .        11  17     2 

For  coch  and  chaire  hire  at  Edin- 
burgh in  abovesaid  time     .  .  12     0 

For  drinkmony  at  severall  places 
and  to  nurses    . 

For  compases  to  Grisie 

To  Mr.  Crombine  half  a  moneth 

To  Mr.  M'Gie  for  teaching  Grisie 

geographic         .  .  .  .  116 

For  tickets  to  consorts  7s.  raffles 
£1  10s.     . 

For  writting  paj^ei*  and  letters 

See  p.  12.  2  See  p_ 


2     6 

8 

0     2 

6 

0  10 

0 

• 

1  17 

0 

• 

0  11 

0 

xxviii. 

22 


THE  HOUSEHOLD   BOOK 


[1710 


[Sundries] 

To  Robert  Morton  and  Ms.  Riddle 
To  the  Lady  Mannerhall  ^  when  her 

son  died  .... 
Febr.    To  John  Baillie  surgeon  in  full  of  all 

accounts  .... 
To  a  man  from  Edinburgh  to  tune 

the  spinits  and  virginells    . 
For  boat  fraught  at  Rutherfoord  ^ 
To  Doct.  Abernathys  man 
To  Piter  Brown  for  measuring  of 

land  2  days 
For  letters  .... 
May  24   For  drinkmony  at  the  Hirsill  ^  nurs 

10s.  9d.  house  6s. 
For  powder  and  lied 
For  drinkmony     .  .  . 

For  Spaw  watter 
For  letters  .... 
To  Docter  Gibson 
For  drinkmony  at  sundry  times 
To  Docter  Abernathys  nurs 
For  yron  for  uses  in  the  house 
To  the  Marques  of  Tweddels  groom 

half  a  guiny 
To  the  two  servants  caried  over  the 

4  mares  4  days 
May  29   For  the  cariages  of  two  boxes  from 

London    .... 
For  bringing  my  letters  from  Ber 

wick  .... 

For  letters  5d.  lOd. 


[Sterling] 
£  s.  d. 
0     5     0 

10     0 

2     2     3 


0 

15 

6 

0 

2 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

16 

9 

0 

2 

0 

0 

12 

0 

5 

11 

2 

0 

5 

6 

1 

1 

6 

0 

18 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

10 

9 

0 

4 

0 

1 

6 

2 

0 

8 

0 

0 

1 

3 

^  George  Baillie's  aunt  by  marriage. 

^  A  ferry  across  Tweed  at  the  old  village  of  Rutherford,  still  in  use. 

*  Seat  of  the  Earl  of  Home.  Lady  Grisell's  eldest  and  favourite  brother, 
Lord  Polwarth,  married  for  the  second  time  Lady  Jane  Home,  daughter  of  the 
Earl  of  Home,  *  Bonnie  Jean  o'  the  Hirsel.' 


[Sterling! 

£ 

s. 

d. 

1 

1 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

5 

0 

7  10 

6 

0     5 

0 

0     5 

0 

0     5 

0 

0     3 

6 

1710]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  23 

[Sundries] 

June  8  For  drinkmony  at  Calder  ^     . 

To  Rutherfoords  cochman  and 

Newtons  ^  . 

To  my  sister  Julian  ^  at  Calder 
To    Adam    Mershall    for    the    filly 

bringing   .  .  .  .  .         0     5     0 

July  6  To  Docter  Abernathy  when  Rachell 

had  a  fever        .... 
To  the  Docters  man 
Aug.  30  To  musick   ..... 
For  letters  2  sh.  6d.  an  express  2s.  6d 
For  ane  express  from  Edinburgh 
For  expresses  to  Edinburgh     three 

times         .  .  .  .  .         0     3     0 

Sepr.  30  To  Docter  Gibson  for  blooding  in 

the  jouglar  vain         .  .  .         116 

For  capris  and  gass  for  ink     .  .         0     12 

For  cariing  letters  Is.,  2s.  6d.,  Is., 

3sh.  8 0     8     2 

For  drinkmony  at  Boughtrige  and 

Ridbreas*  .  .  .  .         0  10     0 

For  cariages  by  Alexander  Wood  of 

books        .  .  .  .  .         0     2     6 

For   sundry   things   to    the   house 

given  out  myself        .  .  .         0     6     0 

To  the  ho  boys     .  .  .  .         0     2     6 

For   2    nights    lodging   in    Seatons 

house        .  .  .  .  .         0     5     0 

To  John  Carrs  nurse  5s.  other  drink- 
mony 2s.  .  .  .  .070 


^  Seat  of  Lord  Torphichen. 

^  Lady  Grisell's  aunt,  Julian  Hume,  married  Richard  Newton  of  that  Ilk. 

^  Julian  Hume,  Lady  Grisell's  sister,  eloped  in  1698  with  Charles  Bel- 
lingham,  a  man  of  no  means  or  position.  She  was  no  doubt  staying  at  this 
time  with  her  sister  Jean,  who  married  James,  seventh  Lord  Torphichen,  in 

1703. 
*  The  seat  of  the  Earl  of  Marchmont. 


24                     THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1710 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

For    teath    cleaning    each    half    a  £     s.  d. 

crown  and  puders  .  .  .  0  14  0 
For  letters  Is.  4d.  paper  3s.  letters 

3s.   .  .  .  .  .  .074 

To  Sir  James  Cockburn  of  Ryslaw  .  0  10  0 
To  contrabution  for  Irish  meeting 

house  .  .  .  .  .  0  14  0 
To  a  nurse  for  Rachy  at  Edinburgh, 

July 0     5     0 

To  Pittcurs  1  nurse         .         .          .  0     5     0 

For  expence  of  letters  cariing  .  0  10  0 
For  powder  and  sope  Is.  more  1  sh. 

Baillie,  surgen's  man  2s.  6d.        .  0     4     6 

To  fidlers  2  sh.  6d.         .          .          .  0     2     6 

To  Litildanes  ^  nurse  and  midwife  0  10     0 

To  Ms.  Robertuns  nurs  5s.  .  .  0  5  0 
To    Medina  ^    picture    drawer    for 

Jerriswoods  my  oun  and  the  two 

bairens's  pictures  drawing  .  20  0  0 
For  cariing  letters  to  Mintto,*  etc. 

5s.  drinkmony  for  lodging  .  0  9  6 
Aug  12  For    Grisies    proclamation    in    the 

church  to           .          .          .          .  116 

To  the  door  of  the  house  on  the  16  .  0  10     0 

To  her  poket  on  the  17th  .  .  116 
To    her    she    gave    John    Baillie 

Murrays  servant  .  .  .  2  3  0 
To  Prestonhalls  ^  servant  for  useing 

their  rooms        .          .          .          .  0     5     0 

To  poket  given  Grisie   .          .          ;  2     0     0 

To  poket  10  sh 0  10     0 

For  a  moneths  chamber  rent  in  Ms. 

Burns       .          .          .          .          .  8  11     0 

To  the  fidlers        .          .          .          .  116 


^  Haliburton  of  Pitcur.  '•^  Kerr  of  Littledean  Tower  on  Tweed. 

*  See  p.  xxvi.  *  Belonging  to  Sir  Gilbert  Eliott. 

*  Roderick  Mackenzie  of  Prestonhall,  raised  to  the  Bench  as  Lord  Prestonhall. 
His  wife  was  a  sister  of  George  Baillie's  mother. 


3710]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  25 

[Sundries] 
Novr.  8  To  expence  at  Ginelkirk  ^  comeing 

in  £l  going  out  6  sh 
To  drinkmony  at  Brughton  ^ 
For  snuff  and  tobaca  to  cary  to 

London    ..... 
For  a  nights  lodging  at  Linton  ^ 
For  6  weeks  chamber  rent  in  Ms. 

Rumes  *  at  5s.  per  night    . 
For  chaire  hyre  6  sh.  more  2s. 
To    Androw    Lambs    expences    at 

fairs  and  head  courts  1710,  6s., 

more  Is.,  2s.,  2s.  6d.  . 
To  the  pyp  and  drum  for  2  fairs 
To  Mr.  Steall  for  Grisie 
For  letters  by  post,  etc.,  per  Francy 

Newtons  account 
To  Thorindick  18s.  for  a  horse  to 

Greenlaw  6s.      . 
To  Ms.  Richison  for  her  rooms 
For  cariage  of  a  box  from  London  . 
.    July       To    a   servant    of   the    Banck   for 

bringing  dook  {tlege,  doun]   the 

books        .         .         .         . 
For  fraught  of  the  Spaw  watter,  etc. 
For   paper   Is.    and   caring   letters 

befor  the  election  12 
For  the  Acts  of  Parliament     . 
For    2    years    news    papers    pay'd 

Francy  Newton 
For  a  goun  and  coat  to  May  Minzies 

at  Grisies  marriage    . 
To  George  Newton  for  the  cart  road 

in  the  Greenlands 


Sterling' 
£     s.  d. 
16     0 
1  13     6 

0  11 
0  11 

0 
6 

10  10 

0     8 

0 
0 

0  11 
0     9 
0  12 

6 

4 
0 

2     3 

6 

1     4 
0     8 
0     8 

0 
0 
0 

0     2 
0  16 

6 
9 

0  13 
2     9 

0 
6 

0     5 

8 

8     0 

0 

0     5 

0 

^  Channelkirk,  a  place  about  half-way  between  Edinburgh  and  Mellerstain. 
^  Belonging  to  Sir  David  Murray  of  Stanhope,  Bart,  whose  eldest  son  married 
.Lady  Grisell's  daughter  Grisell. 

^  A  village  lying  between  Jerviswood  and  Mellerstain. 
*  See  p.  xxxviii. 


26  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1710 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

To  Geordy  Newton  more  for  that    £    s.  d. 

road  a  fou  oates         .         .         .034 
For  3  concave  chimnys  and  120  foot 

hewin    lintells    and    rebets    for 

Lighting    the    House    hewin    by 

James  Brady  10s.  chi[mney] ;  4d. 

foot 3  10     0 

For  Wright,  measone,   and  glazier 

work,  etc.  about  the  House  .   26     0    0 

For  bring  stons  from  Greenlaw  to 

J.  Ormston  at  5d.  per  day  .  .050 

To  the  nurses  house  rent  16s.  1  j^^d. 

John  Browns  lis.  lx\d.     .  .17    2^^ 

To  the  scoolmasters  salary  this  year     0  16     8 


S.  158  09  05^^ 


Mellerstaine,  Janry.  Account  of  Sundry  Expences.  1714. 


For  mending  the  fine  virginall  at 

£ 

s. 

d. 

London           .... 

12 

10 

0 

For  Fraught  of  them             cariing 

out  of  Edn    .... 

2 

0 

0 

For  the  church  Bathel  at  Edn 

0 

2 

6 

To    Collonell    Hamilton    5s.    to 

others  4s. 6d.  more 

0 

9 

6 

For  a  Book  ls.4d.  another  Is.     . 

0 

2 

4 

For  cleaning  pistols  Is. 

0 

1 

0 

To  Mrs.  Howie 

0 

10 

0 

Edn   To  Robert  Mandersons  doughter 

Grisells  nurs  .... 

0 

5 

0 

March  7  For  booking  my  seal  in  the  Gold- 

smith's Chope 

0 

1 

0 

10  For  Poket  Tolbooth  church 

1 

4 

0 

To  Drinkmoney  at  Lienhouse 

1 

0 

0 

0  10 

0 

0     4 

0 

0     1 

0 

1714]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  27 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

To  Drinkmoney  at  Calder  ^  and 

to  coachman  and  stal:)les 
To  powder  and  ball  4s. 
For  letters  6d.  more  6d.     . 
To  Poket  Is.  6d.  drinkmony  at 

Ridbreas        .  .  .  .         0     2     0 

To  Mary  Plumer  Is.  Abernathys 

Nurs  5s 0     6     0 

For  a  Prognostication  3d.  .  .         0     0     3 

To  Hillons  ^  Nurs  5s.  Kimergham  ^ 

6s.  Dunglas  ^  10s.  .  .  .         110 

For    Horse    at    Berwick    4s.    to 

Adam  Mershall  for  the  Mares  0     5     0 

To  Drinkmoney  at  Ridbreas  5s. 

Nickle  Is.      . 
To  the  Nurs  at  Dunglas 
To  the  fidlers  two  times  3s. 6d. 
To  Drinkmoney  at  Dunglas  the 

2d  time  5  garner  2s.  groom  2s.  0     9     0 

For   letters  6d.   more    6d.    more 

6d 0     2     6 

For  James  Duncans  holding  court 

at  Langshaw  .  .  .         0     4     0 

May  15   To  John  Walker  for  the  chair  rent 

a  year  .... 

To  the  pys  and  drum  July  fair     . 
For  fairins  and  for  fruit 
For  a  coat  to  Baillie  Youll  4s.4d. 

makeing  8      . 
To  Mr.  Anderson  the  Minister,  etc. 
For  a  book        .... 
To  Hary  Fouls  the  Rent  of  Collin- 


0 

6 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

3 

6 

0 

5 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

3 

6 

0 

1 

0 

^  Lord  Torphichen's.     See  note,  p.  23. 

*  Johnston  of  Hilton.  Lady  Grisell's  grand-aunt,  Sophia  Hume,  married 
Joseph  Johnston  of  Hilton. 

'  Belonging  to  Lady  Grisell's  brother  Andrew  Hume,  raised  to  the  Bench  as 
Lord  Kimmerghame. 

''  Anne  Hume,  Lady  Grisell's  sister,  married  Sir  John  Hall  of  Dunglass. 


[Sterlin 

g] 

£     s. 

d. 

33     6 

8 

1     4 

0 

0     5 

0 

4     4 

6 

0  11 

0 

3  10 

0 

0  11 

0 

28  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1714 

[Sundries] 
tons  House  the  last  year  we  was 
in  it  and  which  clears  all  due 
him      ..... 

For  a  lb.  Rubarb 

For  a  lb.  sealing  wax 

For  a  gun  and  30  swords  4£  pack- 
ing 4s.  6d. 

For  cariing  letters  and  letters 
Aug.  8  For  expences  of  going  to  Wooler 

For  cariage  of  boxes  from  London 

For  expence  of  coming  by  sea  to 

Newcastle      .  .  .  .         3     7     0 

For  3  horses  from  Newastle  to 
Mellerstaines 

To  Docter  Gibson 

For    chamber    rent    at    Edn  2s. 
6d.        ..... 

To  Smelholm  boge     . 

To    Drinkmoney   at    Minto    and 
Newton  .... 

ToRutherfoordboat  and  cochman 

For  29  Guns  and  Bagginets         .       18     4    1 3^ 

For  a  barrill  Powder  weighe  7| 
stone  .... 

To  James  Pringle  surgen  account 

To   Docter   Gibson's   surgen   ac- 
count   .  .  .  .  .         4  11     9 

To  John  Craw's  bill  at  the  last 

Election  .  .  .  .         7  10     0 

For  Powder  for  shooting  craws, 

To  the  fidlers  .... 
For  carting  a  box  from  London  . 
To  ]Mr.  M'gie  .... 
To  Pyp  and  drum  octr  fair  4s.  for 

fairins  l£  4s.  .  .  .  18     0 

To   Drinkmoney   at   Kimergham 

7s.  Ridbreas  7s.      .  .  .         0  14     0 


2 

5 

0 

1 

1 

6 

0 

2 

6 

0 

10 

9 

0 

14 

0 

0 

2 

0 

18 

4 

1; 

3 

6 

8 

4 

0 

0 

0 

8 

8 

0 

5 

0 

0 

9 

0 

1 

1 

6 

I7I4] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


29 


[Sundries] 
To  Drinkmoney  at  Stewartfield,^ 

To  Drinkmoneyat  Longformakus^ 

and  Horses    .... 
To    David   Weems  ^  a  guinv  his 

horse  2s.  6d.    .... 
To  Poket  at  Earlston 
To  the  Bathel  of  Earlston. 
To  Nans  Walker  and  Sandy  Broun 
To  Poket  Is.     . 
To  Piter  Broun  for  measuring  the 

Hill       .  .  . 

To  Drinkmoney  Redbreas  . 
To  Drinkmoney  Dunglas    . 
For  shiping  goods  2s.  more  15s. 
For  Drinkmoney  Ridbreas 
For    Account    books    from    Mr. 

Mcgie    ..... 
To  Mr.  Mcgie  for  teaching  book 

keeping 
To  James  Kilpatrick 
Breast  Mills  doughters  * 
For  a  chair 

To  Poket  Earlston,  etc. 
To  Jean  Lambs  Bridle 
To  Poket  Servante,  etc. 


Sterling] 

£     s. 

d. 

0     8 

6 

0  10 

0 

1     4 

0 

1  14 

0 

0     2 

6 

0     6 

0 

0     1 

0 

0     5 

Q 

0  17 

6 

0  18 

6 

0  17 

0 

0     5 

0 

10     0 


3     2 

0 

1     1 

6 

0     5 

0 

0     2 

0 

1     0 

0 

1  10 

0 

0     5 

0 

London 
Deer.  18  For  Servants  Tam  j^oull  and  Katie 
Hearts     fraught     to    London 
victualls  furnisht  by  the  Skiper         1  10     0 
To  Tam  and  Kate  when  they  went 

a  shore,  etc.  .  .  .  .         0  10     0 

For  5  places  in  the  stage  Coach 

from  Edn  to  London       .  .       22  10     0 

^  Now  known  as  Hartrigge.     Seat  of  Col.  John  Steuart,  killed  by  Sir  Gilbert 
Eliott  of  Stobs  in  an  election  brawl  in  1726.  ^  Seat  of  Sir  Robert  Sinclair, 


See  p.  45. 


■*  George  Baillie's  nieces. 


30  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1714 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 
For  booking  money   .  .  .         2     0     6 

For  cariing  bagage  one  the  coach 

over  and  above  20  lb.  weight  for 

each  of  us      .  .  .  .         2     7     0 

For  our  expences  on  the  road  for 

ourselves  five  and  litle  Robie 

Pringle  ^  13  days  from  Dunglas       10     0     0 
For  James  Grive's  expence  and 

the  horses  on  the  road    .  .         1  17     6 

For  shoes  to  the  coach  mares  at 

Dunglas  to  Mouse  Mare  same 

road    on,  basts   and    cords  to 

trunks  etc.     .  .  .  .         0  14     0 

For  fraught  of  goods  from  Berwick 

in  three  ships  .  .  .  3     8     0 

30      For  warfage  porters  carts  to  the 

Lodging  etc.  .  .  .         19     1 

For    fraught    of    4    half    barrills 

herins   .  .  .  .  .         0     6     0 

For  warfage  bale  and  cariing  to 

the  Lodgine  .  .  .         0     2     6 

For  fraught  of  boxes  from  London 

in  Aug:    last  and  cariages         .         2     0     0 
For  8  quare  white  paper  gote  last 

sommer  .  .  .  .         0     4     8 

For  squaring  and  binding  2  count 

books    ..... 
For  a  spectickle  eye  Is.  letters  2s. 
For  puting  the  Coach  in  currant 
For  a  cover  to  Grisies  bible  8d.  to 

her  Is.  . 
For  letters  Is. 
For  binding  the  Atlas's 
To  John  Walker  for  the  chairs  rent 

till  White  1715       .  .  .         0  18     4 

'  See  p.  xl. 


0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

3 

6 

0 

1 

8 

0 

1 

0 

0 

7 

0 

1715]  OF  LADY  GRISSEL  BAILLIE  31 


Sundries 

Sterling] 

£    s. 

d. 

To  Nurses  House  rent 

0  15 

0 

To  Will  Mills  Housereut   . 

0     5 

6A 

To  John  Gifferts  house  rent 

0     5 

0 

£183     8 

6 

• 

London, 

•                        ••••• 

January  1715.  Sundry  Accounts,  Deb. 

• 

12  day 

For  4  weeks  House  Rent  payd  Mr. 

Broun             .... 

14     0 

0 

To  Grisell  Robison     . 

0  10 

9 

For    the   Mous    Mare    stabling    19 

nights  shoes  Is. 

1  11 

0 

To  Docter  Shien 

1     1 

6 

To  Rachy  a  play 

0     5 

6 

For  letters  4s.  Ms.  Boyds  childs 

toy  2s.  6d.     .... 

0     6 

6 

26 

For  a  chair  and  coaches  since  we 

came     ..... 

1  10 

0 

To  poket            .... 

0     3 

6 

For  a  coach  Is.  more  2 

0     3 

0 

To  Margrat  Robison 

1     1 

6 

To  cards   lost  at   Dutches   Mon- 

troses  1            .... 

0     5 

0 

To  the  French  Mistres  Taucour 

for  a  moneth 

0  10 

0 

To  Mrs.  Wests  Nurse 

0  10 

9 

To  Captain  Kirton  ^  for  lose  on 

Raches  Lottary  Ticket 

1     1 

6 

For  300  Limes  and  90  frute  trees 

went  to  Scotland  the  frute  trees 

was  4£  Is.  6d.  the  limes 

4     1 

6 

For  caring  them  to  Greenwage  to 

a  ship  for  Berwick 

0     7 

0 

^  See  p.  282. 

-  Captain  Kirkton,  R.N.,  son  of  the  Rev.  James  Kirkton,  and  thus  a  first 
cousin  of  George  Baillie.     There  are  a  good  many  of  his  papers  at  Mellerstain. 


32  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

£     s.  d. 
For  Goldbaters  Lieff  Is.     .  .         0     10 

For  a  french  book  2s.  a  psalm 

book  2s.6d 0     4     6 

febr.  22  For  the  Elections  last  Parliment 

and  this  new  election  giveing 

in  the  two  returns  to  the  Crown 

Clark     .  .  .  .  .         0     9     0 

For  a  hood  and  Mantle  to  Ann 

Kenadyi        ...  .         100 

For  8  plays  at  a  croun  to  my  Nices 

and  doughters 
For  a  book  ls.6d. 
For  News  Powder  and  oyl  pay'd 

John  Baillie  he  gave  out 
For  Mastregs  C  oiler  . 
To  Major  clelands  Nurs 
For  3  laches  3s. 
March  8    For  coach's    and    chairs  to  this 

day       ..... 
For  2  losens  to  a  window 
To  John  Scote  for  phisick  and 

wateing  on  me        .  .  .         116 

9     To  Mr.  Broun  for  2  Moneth  Lodg- 
ing        .  .  .  .  .       28     0     0 
For  the  Lady  Mannerhall  .         0  10     0 
For  300  Lime  Trees  sent  to  Meller- 

staine  and  cariing  .  .         5     0     0 

For  a  watch  and  gold  chean  to 

Rachie  from  Massie         .  .       27     0     0 

ditto      To  Mr.  Dumbar  Franch  Master  for 

a  Moneths  teaching         .  .         116 

For  Straff  ords  try  ell   16sh.  staf- 

fords  tryell  2s.  6d.  .  .         0  18     6 

To    Mr.    Isack    for    a    Moneths 

Dancing  to  Rachy  .  .         3     4     6 


2 

0 

0 

0 

1 

6 

1 

0 

0 

0 

1 

6 

0 

5 

0 

0 

3 

0 

1 

12 

0 

0 

2 

6 

^  Probably  the  daughter  of  Lady  Kennedy  afterwards  mentioned. 


I7I5] 


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33 


[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

To  Monsieur  La  fever  Mr.  Isacks  £    s.  d. 

violer  a  moneth      .          .          .  0  10  9 

To  poket  2s.,  coch  2s.,  Ink  2s.  .  0  6  0 
For  dying  Ms.  Turnbuls  goun  4s., 

lineing  and  makeing  19s.  .  13  0 
To  Monsieur  Isack  a  Moneth  for 

Rachels  Dancing  and  La  fever  2  14  3 

To  Mr.  Dumbar  French  Master  116 

Ap.  6  To  Mr.  Broun  for  4  weeks  Rent  14     0  0 

Ap.  20  To  Mr.  Massys  man  .  .  .  0     10 

For  a  play  to  Rachel  Dundas  and 

May  Menzies,  gallarie      .          .  0     4  0 

For  Thomas  a  Kempes       .          .  0     4  0 

For  letters  Is.  Is.  6d.  more  4s.  Is.  0  7  6 
For  6  weeks  news  to  July  1  st  9s .  2d . , 

more  lis.,  Is.  6d.  .  .  .  0  11  7 
For  coaches  4s.,  chairs  7s.  Is.,  Is., 

Is.,  Is.,  Is.,  Is.,  Is.,  2s.  6d.        .  10  6 

For  Acts  of  Parliament  .  .  0  3  0 
To  Chair  men  for  removeing  our 

goods  to  the  new  house  6s.  6d. 

more  12s.       .          .          .          .  0  18  6 

For  a  play  to  Rachy           .          .  0     5  0 

For  play  Captain  Murrays  Lady  0  10  0 

To  George  Drumond  .  .  116 

To  Andrew  Kenady  ^           .          .  2     3  0 

To  Lady  Kenady  2  .  .  .  3  0  0 
To  Mr.  Baldwine  Coachmaker  in 

paint  25  .  .  .  .  25  0  0 
To  pamphlets  Is.,  church  Bethell 

4s 0     5  0 


^  Probably  the  son  of  Lady  Kennedy. 

^  Perhaps  Jean  Douglas,  daughter  of  Captain  Andrew  Douglas  of  Mains,  R.N., 
and  wife  of  Sir  John  Kennedy  of  Culzean,  Bart.,  two  of  whose  sons  afterwards 
became  Earls  of  Cassillis.  She  had  twenty  children,  fourteen  of  whom  died 
young.  Amongst  the  six  who  survived  was  a  daughter  Anne,  who  married  John 
Blair,  younger  of  Dunskey.  It  is  quite  likely  that  she  had  a  son  Andrew 
amongst  those  who  died  young. 


34 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1715 


[Sundries] 
To  Mr.  Dumbar  French  Master  for 

a  Moneth 
To  Johny  Stewart  for  a  play 
To  John  Simmerall    . 
For  a  moneth  Lodging  payd  Mr 

Broun 
To  tax  for  the  death  of  the  Cows 
For  a  French  book    . 
To  poket 

To  plays  for  Grisie  and  Rach 

To  Ms.  Hurnes  litle  Girle  . 

May  28   To  Captain  Clivelands  coachman 

For  a  pair  orrs  to  Richmond  and 

back  again  to  London     . 
For   Morklet   rols    and   wt   Mrs. 

Cockburn       .... 
To  Mr.  Hays  for  2  coach  horses  a 

quarter  the  9  May  25      . 
To    Mr.    Hays    for    2    horses    to 

Twittenhame 
To  a  Rafle  given  John  Scote 
For  2  reports  to  send  to  Scotland 
To  Rachy  of  poket  money 
June  21   For  marled  paper  2d.  a  sheat 

For  scouring  all  the  wanscote  of 
I  new  house  at  20d.  a  day  with- 

out meat        .... 


For  white  washing  the  House  Is. 


a 


roof       ..... 
For  news  prints  Is.  6d. 
For  the  last  two  moneths  of  our 

lodging  payd  Mr.  Broun 


[Sterling] 
£  s.  d. 
116 
0  5  0 
3     4     6 

14  0  0 

0  5  0 

0  2  0 

0  10 

0  10  0 

0  2  6 

0  5  0 

0     7     0 

0     2     0 

25     0     0 

0  10  0 
0  10  0 
0  7  0 
116 
0     0     6 


0  17     0 

0  15     0 
0     16 

28     0     0 


^  The  tax  here  mentioned  was  no  doubt  imposed  to  meet  the  expense 
incurred  in  connection  with  a  cattle  plague  which  broke  out  in  London  and  the 
neighbourhood  in  the  preceding  autumn,  when  many  thousands  of  cows  were 
destroyed  by  orders  of  the  magistrates,  the  owners  receiving  compensation  at 
the  rate  of  40s.  per  cow.  —  Caleiidar  of  Treasury  Papers. 


1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  35 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

To  Mr.   Broun  for  spoyling  his  £  s.    d. 

furnitur  .  .  .  .         0  10     2 

June  24   For  Repairing  the  Rooff  of  the 

new  house      .  .  .  .         0     2     6 

For    50    Reports    of    the    secret 

Committy  to  send  my  father  .  15  0 
For  stoping  Grisies  Teeth  with  leed 

and  some  things  to  clean  'em  0  10     0 

To   James   Minzies   to   begine   a 


stock               .... 

1 

1 

6 

To  Mr.  Isack  for  3  moneth  and 

1 

to  Mr.  La  fever 

8 

12 

0 

For  Andersons  pills   . 

0 

2 

6 

For  drinkmoney  at  Twettenham 

to  all  the  servants 

1 

7 

6 

To  Richmont  ball  with  Mrs.  Boyd 

1 

and  bairens  .... 

0 

4 

6 

July  30 

For  newspapers  Is.  7d.  Aug:  3s. 

lOd.       .          .          .          .          . 

0 

5 

5 

To  Lady  Buts  1  Nurs 

0 

5 

0 

For  painting  the  house  by  Muns  at 

3d.  a  yeard 

5 

7 

6 

For   Glazing   the  windows   l£    5 

cleaning  them  all  10s. 

1 

15 

1 

The  Smith  account  of  Reparations 

to  the  house 

1 

5 

0                            ; 

Aug.  7 

To  Earls  Mitting  House      . 

0 

10 

9                 : 

To  lose  at  Carts 

0 

9 

0 

For    a    necklace    hook    to    May 

Menzies          .... 

0 

1 

0 

To  Dickson  joyner  for  reparations 

OSIl*           •               •               •               •               • 

0 

5 

0 

To  John  Colecot  joyner  for  shelf  to 

the  house,  etc. 

0 

12 

i 

0 

To     Mr.     Burnets    servant     for 

bringing  the  picturs 

0 

5 

0                               i 

1 

^  Lady  Bute,  Lady  Anne  Campbell,  only  daughter  of  first  Duke  of  Argyll,  and 
wife  of  James,  second  Earl  of  Bute. 


36 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1715 


[Sundries] 

10      To  Mr.  Dumbar  French  Master 
To  Robert  Baillie  was  taken  by 

the  Turks 
For  a  coach  fram  to  a  glass  pay 

Mr.  Baldwine 
For   a   Nightgoun   to   my   sister 

Graingmoor   . 
To  Grisie  l£  5s. 
To  Lady  Kihaick  ^     . 
For  3|  yd.  yellow  satine  at  28d 

for  curtine  to  the  coach 
To  Rachy  3s.  2d. 
Aug.  26  For  new  prints  to  Turnbull 

For  writting  the  Lease  from  Coll 

Mckenzie  of  Mrs.  Smithes  house 
To  Mr.  Baldwine  in  pairt  for  the 

coach     20      . 
To  Mr.  Turin  for  a  glase  in  two 

pices   84    inches  high   and   28 
set  here        inches  broad  with  a  glas  Muller 
by       }  To  Mr.  Turin  for  a  chimny^  glass 
mistake        in  ane  pice  54|  by  22|     . 

To  Mr.  Turin  for  a  walnut  tree 

writing  Desk 
For  ane  Apron  to  Raplocks 

doughter  ^      .  .  .  . 

To  Grisie  .... 

For  2  fans  for  my  Nices  Grisie  and 

Anny  Humes  ^        .  .  . 

Sepm.  17  For  news  prints  18d.  more  22d. 

more  21d.  Is.  7d.   . 


[Sterling] 

£     s.  d. 

116 

0     5     0 

0     2     6 

2  15  0 
15  0 
116 

0  8  2 
0  3  2 
0     10 

15     0 

20    0    a 


0  16     0 
116 

0     7     0 

0     6     8 


^  Elizabeth  Calder,  daughter  of  Sir  James  Calder  of  Muirton,  fourth  wife  of 
Hugh  Rose  of  Kilravock  or  Kilraick. 

^  Jean,  only  child  of  Gavin  Hamilton  of  Raplock  by  Lady  Margaret  Keith^ 
daughter  of  John,  Earl  of  Kintore.  She  married  Francis  Aikman  of  Brambleton 
and  Ross. 

"  Daughters  of  Lady  Grisell's  brother  Lord  Polwarth.  Anne  afterwards 
married  Sir  William  Purves  of  Purveshall  ;  Grisell  died  unmarried. 


^7^5] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


37 


[Sundries] 

For  chairs  Is.  6d.  Is. 

For  cariing  my  brothers  box  to 

this  house 
For  letters  6d.,  3d.,  6d. 
To  lose  at  Carts  at  the  Duke  of 

Montroses 
For  wax  and  wafers  2s. 
To  let  Lady  Shusan  Hay  see  the 

wax  works     . 
For  the  Court  and  country  Cook 
For  Howards  Cookry 
dit.  18     For  a  book  of  choise  recepts 
1  Oct.    For  2  weeks  news  papers   . 

For  a  weeks  papers  more  Saterday 

1st  Oct. 
For  gazets  that  time 
For  letters  Is.,  more  Is.  6d.  F.N 

more  4d.,  3d.,  lOd.,  6d.,  6d. 
For  coaches  3  sh.,  more  Is.,  2s.6d 

J.O**   Xo*k  *xo*k   Xo«  •  • 

For  scouring  3  pr  pistols     . 

For  writting  a  Factory  to  receive 

mony  from  Bank    . 
To  Francy  Newtons  expence  in 

going  to  Jerriswood  2s.  . 
For  a  weeks  papers  Saterday  8 

Oct  Is.  ... 

For  news  papers  Saterday  22d 
For  News  papers  Saterday  29 
For  cuping  Rachy  in  the  Banyo 
For  collection  to  build  Andersons 

Meating  house 
To  Grisie  .... 

For  coaches  and  chaires  2s.,  Is., 

18d.  Is.,  3s.  . 
For   cleaning   three   pair   pistols 

better   .  .  .  .  . 


Sterling' 
£     s.  d 

0 

2     6 

0 

2     0 

0 

1     3 

0 

11     0 

0 

2     0 

0 

3     0 

0 

5     0 

0 

2     0 

0 

2     6 

0 

3     9 

0 

2     4 

0 

0     4 

0     4  11 


0 

13 

6 

0 

6 

0 

0 

1 

6 

1 

0 

0 

0 

1 

6 

0 

3 

1 

0 
0 

1 
5 

0 

0 

5 

0 

1 

1 

6 

0 

8 

6 

0 

0 

6 

38  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Sundries] 

To  old  Mrs.  Colvill    . 
To  lose  at  Carts  in  Dick  Montroses 
To  the  Mob  :  on  Princes  birthday 
To  poket  2s.,  5s.,  more  5s.  . 
To  Will  Brown  for  his  book 
To  Brother  Andrew  lent  him 
To  lose  at  Carts  in  the  Duke  of 

Montroses      .... 
To  a  Necklace  to  Jeanny  BiUing- 

ham  1    . 
For  a  Ridinghood  to  my  sister 

Julian  -  .  .  .  . 

To  the  Dutches  of  Montroses  son 

Ld  George's  Nurse 
To  Rachy  .... 

To   the   scaffinger   a   quarter   at 

Michelmas      .... 
To  the  watch  a  quarter  at  Michel- 
mas      ..... 
To  Mr.  Hays  for  2  coach  horses  for 

a  quarter  due  the  8  of  Septmr. 

last 
Novr.  5  For  News  papers  Saterday  5  Novr 
For  letters  Id.,  6d.     . 
For  News  papers  Saterday  12 
For  News  papers  Saterday  19th 
For  letters  Is.  2d.,  16d. 
For  a  coach  Is. 
For  news  Ij^d.  new  papers 

Saterday  26     Is.  6d. 
ForMayMinzies  going  and  coming 

from  Twittenham  . 
For  Raches  going  to  the  Biano  to 

cup        ..... 


[Sterling 
£     s.  d 

0 

2 

6 

0 

6 

0 

0 

1 

6 

0 

12 

0 

0 

10 

9 

0 

2 

6 

0 

4 

6 

0 

1 

0 

1 

10 

6 

1 

1 

6 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

2 

6 

25 

0 

0 

0 

1 

4 

0 

0 

7 

0 
0 
0 

1 
1 
2 

6 

0 

1 

0 

0 

1 

7A 

0 

2 

6 

0 

6 

0 

*  Lady  Grisell's  niece,  daughter  of  Lady  Julian  Billingham. 
'  Lady  Julian  Billingham,  Lady  Grisell's  sister. 


Ste 

£ 

rlir 

s. 

d. 

0 

2 

10 

0 

2 

6 

1 

1 

6 

1 

1 

6 

1 

1 

6 

4 

0 

0 

1 

1 

6 

0 

3 

0 

1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  39 

[Sundries] 

For  wax  2s.  lOd. 

For  a  Thomas  of  Kempes  for 
Rachy  .... 

To  Rachys  poket 

To  Mrs.  Wilkison 

To  John  Simmerrell 

For  a  pair  coach  whiels  5£  got  l£ 
for  the  old  ons 

To  Mrs.  St  clair 

For  a  I  lb.  sealing  wax  3s.     . 

For  2  yd  Caffa  for  helping  the 

coach  l£  4s.  .  .  .  .         14     0 

thursday  For  2  picturs  of  King  George  in 
Decmr.  1      Toliduse  ^       .  .  .  . 

For  News  prints  Saterday  3d 

For  Queen  Anns  Acts  of  Parlia- 
ment the  last  sessions 

To  my  Dears  poket  . 

To  lose  at  Carts  Lady  Lowdens  - 

For  the  Attalantes  ^  . 

For  a  St  Andras  crosses  Is. 

For  letters  Is,  more  Is,  6d. 

For  a  coach  Is.  ... 

To  lose  at  Carts  Lady  Marr  *  and 
Duplin  s  ^  and  Dutches  Mon- 
troses  ^  .  .  .  .10     0 

To  Androw  Bell  on  account  of 

books  10  guinys      .  .  .       10  15     0 

For  servantes  and  horses  at  the 

Tour  two  times       .  .  .         0     4     0 


0 

5 

0 

0 

1 

6 

2 

3 

0 

14 

10 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

14 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

1 

0 

^  Taille-douce.     Engraving  on  a  metal  plate  wiih  a  graver  or  burin,  as  dis- 
tinguished from  work  with  the  dry  point  and  from  etching. 

"^  Lady  Loudoun.     Lady  Margaret  Dalrymple,  daughter  of  first  Earl  of  Stair, 
and  wife  of  Hugh,  third  Earl  of  Loudoun.  *  See  p.  xxv. 

*  Frances  Pierrepont,  daughter  of  the  Duke  of  Kingston,  sister  of  Lady  Mary 
Wortley  Montagu  and  wife  of  the  Earl  of  Mar. 

.    "  Abigail,  youngest  daughter  of  the  Earl  of  Oxford,  wife  of  George  Henry 
Hay,  Viscount  Dupplin.  ^  See  p.  282. 


40  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 
To  Mrs.  Couper  .  .  .         0     5     0 

.    For  3  coach  glasses    .  .  .         3  15     0 

For  2  frames  and  covering  them 

for  the  coach  glasses       .  .         0     7     0 

To   the   Laird   of   Wedderburn  ^ 

when  in  prison        .  .  .         5     0     0 

To  Mrs.  St  clair  .  .  .         13     6 

For  4  weeks  news  papers  Saterday 

31  Decmr 0     5     6 

To   the   wathman   a   quarter   at 

Christenmas  .  .  .  .         0     2     6 

To  Mrs.  St  clair  .  .  .         10     0 

To    the    Church    Bathel    in    Mr. 

Earls  meeting  house        .  .         0     2     6 

To    Major     Boyds     son     James 

christening  where  I  stood  God 

mother  28  Decmr.  4  Guinys    .         4     6     0 
Decmr.  29  To  the  servant  at  Twittenham  of 

Drinkmoney  .  .  .  .  116 

To  the  Twittenham  stage  coach 

for  6  coming  in       .  .  .         0  12     0 

To  the  servants  christenmas  box 

half  a  croun  each  .  .         10     0 

To  John  Stewart  to  go  to  a  play  .         0     5     0 
To  lose  at  Carts  at  Lord  Lowdens  ^ 

Lady  Strafford  ^  etc.        .  .         0     8     0 

For  5 1  Callico  to  Mrs.  Crafoord  at 

3s.  6d.  pr  yd  .  .  .  ]     0     1^)^ 

For  a  coach  man  and  two  horses 

payd  Mr,  Hays  for  a  quarter 

due  the  8  of  Decmr.  1715  .       25     0     0 

For  6   moneths   House   Rent  at 

Christenmas  Mrs.  Smith  .       22  10     0 

To  John  Simmerell    .  .  .         0     5     0 


^  See  p.  xiv.  -  See  p.  39. 

'  Anne,  only  daughter  and  heiress  of  Sir  Henry  Johnson  and  wife  of  Thomas, 
third  Earl  of  Strafford,  whom  the  Commons  at  this  time  were  anxious  to  impeach. 


ji7i6] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


41 


[Sundries] 
To  Mr.  Alexr  Guthery  writter  for 

Ballencrieffs  affair  in  full  of  all 

he  can  ask     .... 
To  the  Heralds  for  our  coat  of 

Armes  ..... 
To  Pate  Hunter  for  a  coach  Mare 

stabling  .... 

For  fraught  of   young  trees   to 

Berwick  .... 

For  sclating  Langshaw  house  by 

Thomson        .... 


Sterlin 

£  s. 

g] 
d. 

7 

18 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

18 

0 

0 

15 

0 

1 

16 

0 

448 

0 

9  6 

London 
January  1st,  1716.  Sundry  Accounts.  Deb.  to  Cash. 


6  For  a  coach  Is.  3d. 

7  For  letters  6d.,  6d.,  8d.,  Is.,  3d.,  Id 
For  a  chair  and  coaches  5s. 
To  Poket  I.  5s. 
For  a  pair   spectickles  mending 

\^  |y  V^  •  •  •  •  • 

For  a  moneths  news 
For  a  pair  spectickles 
To  Grisie  l£  Is.  6d. 
To  Rachy  for  a  Raffle  lost 
For   Thomas   a   Kempes   to   the 
servants  ... 

feb.    For  letters  5d.,  6d.,  6d. 

For  chairs   and  coaches  4s.   6d. 

2s.  6d 

For    a    weeks    news    papers    Is 

6d-6- 
To  Rachy  for  a  Play 
6        To  John  Simmerall    . 


s. 

d. 

0 

1 

3 

0 

3 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

6 

1 

1 

6 

1 

1 

6 

0 

2 

0 

0 

1 

5 

0     7     0 


0 
0 
1 


1 

4 

16 


0 
6 


42  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1716 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

To  Cess  for  the  poor  three  quarters        £    s.  d. 

at  Ladyday  next    .  .  .         12     6 

febr.  10     To  a  joyner  for  puting  out  the 

closet  door     .  .  .  .         10     0 

For  news  Saterday  11th  Is.  2d., 

2s.  Id/y.,  2s.  SdjAr. 
For  chairs  7s.  6d.,  2s.,  Is.   . 
For  letters  Is.  6d.,  9d.,  3d,,  3d.,  3d. 
For  water  tax  half  a  year    from 

Midsomer  to  Christenmas 
To  John  Simmerall    . 
For  mending  the  watchmans  box 

Is.  to  him  Is.  .  .  . 

To  St  leonards  ^  son  Patrick  Ingles 
To  the  Bannew  for  Grisie  .      .   . 
To  the  Bannew  for  Rachy 
To  the  Opera  for  Rachy     . 
For  a  fram  to  Captain  Kirtons  '^ 

Pictor  ..... 
To  Mr   Doll  the  painters  man     . 
March      For  chairs  2s.  7d.,  more  2s. 

For  news  papers  Is.  3d.,  Is.  2d., 

Is.  6d.,  Is.  2d. 
For  letters  6d.,  5d.,  7d. 
24     To  the  watchman  a  quarter  at 

Ladyday        .... 
Ap  :  For  news  Is.  Tid^\j.     Is.  2d.,  free- 
holders 3s.,  Is.  2d.,  Is.  2d. 
For  letters  Is.  3d.,  Id.,  Is.  2d. 
For  mending  Rachels  watch 
To  Mr.  Frazer  Minister 
To  Rachyfor  a  Play  and  ane  opera 
For  tuning  the  spinets 
For  8  yeards  lutstring  to  Raplochs 

doughter^      .  .  .  .         2     8     0 


0 

6 

0 

0 

10 

6 

0 

3 

0 

0 

10 

0 

1 

1 

6 

0 

2 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

10 

9 

2 

3 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

4 

7 

0 

5 

1 

0 

1 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

7 

7'A 

0 

2 

6 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

15 

0 

0 

2 

6 

^  Mr.  James  Ingles,  fourth  son  of  Cornelius  Ingles  of  East  Barns,  married 
Elizabeth  Holburne,"and  purchased  the  lands  of  St.  Leonards. 
2  See  p.  31.  '  ^  See  p.  36. 


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43 


[Sundries] 
For  a  bed  to  Johnie  Stewart  2 

weeks  .... 

For  a  coach,  Is.  Is.    . 
For  window  tax  3  quarters  from 

Midsomer  to  Lady  day  1716 
For  seeing,  the  lyons  in  the  Tower 
May  5    For  news  Is.  5d.,  4d.,  Is.  6d. 
For  letters  Id.,  7d.,  Id.,  9d. 
May  10   To  Docter  Arburthnet  ^  for 

Rachy  .... 

For  a  coach  Is.  ... 

For  Rachel  Dundas's  going  and 

comeing  from  Twittnem 
June      For  2  weeks  news  2s.  4d.,  more 

Is.  6d.,  3s.  2d. 
For    letters    3s.    6d.,    3d.,    paper 

lOd.,  letters  6d.  7d. 
To  Jamie  Scugald 
To  P.  at  Mr.  Andersons 
To  Mr.  Andersons  Bathel 
For  2  gallary  tickets  to  ane  opera 
To  Barnackie's  ^  benefite  2  tickets 

to  the  opera  . 
To  Mrs.  Betsons  Nurse 
To  Poket  2s.  6d. 
For  a  coach  2s.  6d.,  2s.  Id. 
For  a  soliter 
To  Mr.  Scote  Garner  at  Chelsy  for 

dressing  the  Gardine,  etc. 
For  3  dusone  mother  pearl  fish 

6s.   pr   du:,   6  duson   counters 

4s.  dus.  .... 

To  Mr.  Baillies  Poket  of  Ladyday 

quarter  .... 


[Sterling' 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

0 

1 

2 

6 

0 

1 

6 

0 

3 

3 

0 

1 

6 

2 

3 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0  16 

0  7  0 

0  5  8 

0  5  0 

0  10  0 

0  2  6 

0  3  0 

2  3  0 

0  5  0 

0  2  6 

0  4  7 

0  3  0 

2  12  0 


2     2     0 
12  14     0 


^  Dr.  John  Arbuthnott,  Queen  Anne's  favourite  physician,  author  of  several 
works  ;  frequently  mentioned  in  the  Journal  to  Stella. 
^  See  p.  xlix. 


44  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1716 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

To  Mr.  Scote  in  Chelsy  for  puting         £    s.  d. 

the  Garden  in  order        .  .         0     2     0 

To  John  C  cleat  for  the  partition  in 

the  seller  28s.,  etc.  .  .         1  14     0 

To  the  watchman  a  quarter  at 

Midsomer       .  .  .  .         0     2     6 

To  Mr.  Andersons  meeting  house 

building  .  .  .  .         0  10     0 

To  my  brother  Polwarthes  man 

went  to  Hamburgh  .  .         0     3     0 

June  26  For  mending  the  coach  by  .         0     3     0 

To    Mr.    Baldwine    coachmakers 

exequeters  in  pairt  .  .       10  15     0 

For  a  Burnisht  Gold  fram  to  my 

brother  Polwarths  picture        .         16     0 
For  a  glass  to  the  coach  l£  Mr. 

Turnbulls  man  for  geting  it  Is.         110 
For  2  Lottery  tickets  I  gave  Cap 

Murrays  bairens     .  .  .         0  10     0 

For  2  Quarters  to  Mr.  Hays  for  2 

coach  Horses   from  8   Decmr. 

1715  to  June  8th  1716  .        50     0     0 

.July       For  coach  2s.,  Is.,  2s.         .  .         0     5     0 

For  letters  2s.  2d.,  7d.,  9d.,  Is.,  Is.         0     5     6 

For  news  2s.  5d.,  Is.  4d.    .  .         0     3     9 

For  a  horse  hire  to  a  servant  to 

woonsour       .  .  .  .         0     7     0 

For  Rachel  my  doughters  picture 

drawen  by  Cummine       .  .         116 

For  2  setts  of  vots  to  my  father 

and  Torphichen      .  .  .         2     3     0 

July  18   To  my  Dearests  poket  10  guinys         10  15     0 
To  the  Lecterers  ^  tax  a  year  at 

Midsomer  last         .  .  .         0     3     6 


^  A  class  of  preacher  in  the  Church  of  Englnnd  at  this  period,  often  Puritarts, 
usually  chosen  by  the  parish,  whose  duty  consisted  mainly  in  delivering  after- 
noon or  evening  lectures.  They  are  said  to  have  been  supported  by  voluntary 
contributions,  but  this  entry  wrould  indicate  a  regular  assessment. 


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45 


[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 

To  my  Dear      .          .          .          .  0     5  0 
For     giveing     in     and     writting 

Grangemoors  Meniorialls          .  16  0 

To  Walstons  *  Nurse           .          .  0     5  0 
For  3  yd.  yellow  sheveret  for  a 

curtine  to  the  coach        .          .  0     9  0 

For  cords,  etc.,  to  the  curtine      .  Oil 
For  a  pound  sealing  wax  super 

fine        .          .          .          .          .  0     5  0 
ForRachys  Bathing  and  cuping  at 

the  Banio  Long  Aiker     .          .  0     6  0 

To  Grisie            .          .          .          .  116 

To  Mr.  Frazer  .          .          .          .  0     2  0 

To  lose  at  carts  at  sundry  times  3  15  0 

July  31    For  half  a  years  house  Rent  at 

Midsomer  last  payd  to  Mark 

Dickson  in  Broad  Street           .  22  10  0 

For  spectickles            .          .          .  0     6  6 

For  Pamphlets            .          .          .  0     2  0 

For  Pamphlets            .          .          .  0     2  0 
For  drinkmoney  at  Mr.  Wests  - 

son  christening        .          .          .  3     4  6 

To  a  watch  man         .          .          .  0     6  0 

Aug.       For  news  Is.  2d.,  6d.           .          .  0     18 

For  letters  3d.,  2s.  6d.,  Is.           .  0     3  9 

For  a  coaches  5s.       .          .          .  0     5  0 

8     To  David  Weems  ^    .          .          .  2     3  0 

To  Martha  Johnstons  Nurse        .  0     5  0 

For  mending  the  Kitchin  sink     .  0  10  0 

To  my  Dearests  poket  at  Bath    .  22  18  0 
For  expence  of  Publick  divertions 

at  Bath          .          .          .          .  8  10  0 


^  John  Baillie  of  Walston,  Lanarkshire. 

^  Probably  John  West,  son  of  Baron  De  La  Warr,  and  afterwards  first  Earl  De 
La  Warr. 

^  Perhaps  the  son  of  Elizabeth  Eaillie,  George  Baillie's  sister,  who  married 
Mr.  Robert  Weems  of  Grangemoor. 


46  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1716 

[Sundries] 

To  Raffles  at  Bath     . 

To  Docters   and  Apothicarys   at 

Bath  ..... 
For  cleaning  all  our  Teeth  at  Bath 
For    chairs    to    the    pump    and 

otherwise        .... 
To  Mr.  Chanler,  etc. 
For  pumping  and  drinkmoney  at 

Bath     ..... 
To  Rachys  poket  a  moydor 
For  coaches   to   and  from   Bath 

by  oxfoord  .... 
For  seeing  Blenhome  and  oxfoord 

Collages  .... 

For  cariing  servants  to  Bath 
For  cariage  of  trunks  to  Bath     . 
For  8  weeks  lodging  4  rooms  and 

garets  at  Bath 
To  the  Cook  and  maids 
For  Musick  books  to  Grisie 
To  my  Dears  poket  at  Bath 
Oct.  13.  For  the  coach  from  Robert  Hays 

from  the  8  of  June  till  the  8 

Aug:  and  for  the  coaches  stand- 
ing 9  weeks  at  18d.  a  week  and 

horses  3s.  to  Hamtoncourt 
For  news  Is.  9d.,  Is.  2d.,  3d.,  lid. 
For    letters    6d.,    6d.,    Id.,    6d., 

oQ.,  oQ.  >  •  .  • 

To  my  Dearests  poket 
For  a  coach  glas  La  saget  l£  5s.  . 
For  2  Snuff  Mills  La  Sashet 
For  a  kain  string 
To  Grisie  .... 

To  David  Weems  ^  to  clear  his 
accounts   and   cary  him  home 

1  See  p.  45. 


Sterlin 

£     s. 

d. 

4  10 

0 

5     5 

0 

1  14 

0 

3     0 

0 

3     0 

0 

5  10 

0 

1     7 

6 

20     0 

0 

1     5 

0 

3  18 

0 

6  14 

0 

18     6 

0 

2     3 

0 

1     0 

0 

2     0 

0 

18 

17 

0 

0 

4 

1 

0 

2 

1 

3 

0 

0 

1 

5 

0 

0 

17 

6 

0 

1 

6 

1 

1 

6 

15 

0 

0 

I7i6]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  47 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

For  a  years  scafangers  tax  from         £    s.  d. 

Michelms  1715  to  Michf^  1716  .         0  10     0 
To  Androw  Bell  in  pairt  of  ane 

Account  for  books  .  .       10     0     0 

To  the  Poors  tax  from  Ladyday  to 

Michalmes  1716      .  .  .  12     0 

For  ane  Apron  to  Mrs.  Turnbull  0     6     0 

Novr.  8    To  water  tax  three  quarters  at 

Michalmes  last        .  .  .         0  15     0 

For  a  Piew  in  King  Streat  chapel 

a  quar.  at  Michel^  .  .         0     9     0 

For  2  brass  hinges  to  the  coach  6s. 

puting  them  on      . 
To  Poket  .... 

To   the   Countes   of    Pickburgs  ^ 

footman         .... 
Novr.  16  For  Pamphlets  5s.  6d.,  Is. 

For  letters  Is.  lOd.,  6d.,  3d.,  Is. 

8d.,  6d.,  2d.,  Id.     .  .  .         0     5     0 

For  news  pamphlets  2s.  n.  3s. 6d., 

pam.  8d.,  2s.  3d.,  Is.  2d.,  Is.  2d.         0  11     9 
To  Mr.  Weems  Apothecary  in  full 

of  his  account         .  .  .  5     16 

wrong    For  fraught  and  cartage  of  5  duson 

fish  from  Hadinton  .  .         0  13     0 

25  For  poket  6s.,  Mr.  Andersons  10s., 

Jamie  Scugald  5s.  . 
For  mending  the  water  pyps  7s. 
For  lose  at  carts  8s.  . 
For  a  pen  glas  to  a  window  lOd. 
For  a  chair  Is. 
For  scaffingers  tax  for  a  quarter  at 

Christmas  1716       .  .  .         0     2     6 

For  Christmas  box  8  servants  l£ 

watchman  bellman  2s.    .  .         12     0 


0 

7 

6 

0 

7 

6 

0 

3 

0 

0 

5 

6 

1 

1 

0 

0 

7 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

0 

10 

0 

1 

0 

^  Countess  of  Lippe  and  Buckenburg  (in  French  Piquebourg),   one  of  the 
Ladies  of  the  Princess  of  Wales. — Diary  of  Lady  Cozuper. 


48  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1716 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

For    Apoticars    man,    strewer    5         £  s.     d. 
waterman  Is.  shoemakers  2s.  0     8     0 

To  Drum  trainbands  Is.,  dustman 

Is 0     2     0 

To  the  Princes  footman  for  a  crose 

10s.  9d 0  10     9 

For     copping    a    musick     book 

£1  Is.  6d.,  ruled  paper  10        ,         1  11     6 

For  Meeting  House  rent  Christmas 

quarter  .  .  .  .         0     8     0 

For  half  a  years  house  rent  at 
Christmas  payd  Mrs.  Dickson 

To  poors  tax  a  quarter  at  Christmas 

For  tuning  the  Spinets  2  times 

To  Dickson  for  puting  out  the 
four  windows  in  the  litle  draw- 
ing rooms  in  Broad  Street        .         7     0     0 


22  10 

0 

0  11 

0 

0     5 

0 

373     8     5 


London,  January  1st,  1717.    Account  of  Sundry  Expences 


For  paveing  the  streat 

5 

4 

0 

For  laying  the  plain  stons  before 

the  door         .... 

2 

ft 

0 

10 

To  Mr.  Frazer  .... 

0 

2 

6 

For  newspapers  Is.  2d.,  Is.  2d.,  2s. 

6d.         ..... 

0 

4 

10 

For  letters  Is.  6d.  6d.  6d.  6d. 

0 

3 

0 

To  Mr.  Mitchels  Christening  hs 

son  James     .... 

3 

4 

6 

For  a  fan  Rachy  gave  Mrs.  Mitchel 

0 

5 

0 

For  covers  of  Fans  sent  to  Utright 

to  Lord  Binning     . 

0 

10 

0 

For  ruled  paper  to  Grisie  . 

0 

12 

0 

For  lose  at  Carts  by  Grisie  at 

Lady  Marrs  ^           .          .          . 

2 

3 

0 

^  See  p.  39. 


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49 


[Sundries] 

For  2  plays  to  Gris  and  Rach 
For  a  Desk  to  Grisies  spinet 
To  the  watchman  to  Drink 
For  a  Purs  to  my  Lord  Ghram 
To  the  watchman  drinkmony 
To  Poket  of  Christmas  quarter  5 

guinys  .... 

To  my  brother  John  Baiihe 
febr.       For  news  14d.,  2s.  6d.,  Is.  6d., 

Is.  6d.  ..... 

For  letters  Is.  6d.,  6d.,  6d 

For  stamp  paper  to  write  Turnbuls 

Factory  .... 

For  a  chair  18d.,  Is.,  2s.,  3s.,  Is., 

4s.,  2s.,  3s.,  2s.,  5s. 
To  Alexr  Hume  of  Whitehouse  ^ 
To  lose  at  Carts  at  Duke  Rox- 

burgs,  etc       .... 

For  ane  opera  ticket  to  Rachy     . 

wrong    For  18  botles  Ale  from  Dorathy 

Halliwall        .... 
For  2  tooth  picks  2s.  Tho.  Hervie 

2s.  6d 

For  helping  Mr.  Johnstons  strong 

box  foot         .... 
March    For  letters  Is.  6d.,  3d.,  Is.,  Is.  6d., 

Xo«  •  •  •  •  • 

For  News  Is.  6d.,  14d.,  Is.  6d., 
Is.  6d.,  Is.  6d.  Is.  3d.,  Is.  2d. 

To  the  watchman  half  a  year  at 
Christmas  last 

For    A poyam    dedicat    to 

Rachy  on  the  Princes 

To  old  Frazer  2s.  6d. 


Sterling 
£     s.  d. 

0 

8 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

2 

0 

0 

7 

6 

0 

2 

0 

5 

7 

6 

1 

1 

6 

0 

6 

8 

0 

2 

6 

0     2     0 


1 

4 

6 

1 

1 

6 

0 

12 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

4 

6 

0 

1 

6 

0 

5 

3 

0 

9 

7 

0 

5 

0 

0 

10 

9 

0 

2 

6 

^  Perhaps  Alexander  Hume,  son  of  George  Hume  of  Whitefield,  who  along 
with  his  father  was  taken  prisoner  at  Preston  and  was  at  this  time  in  prison. 

D 


50  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 
To  Mrs.  Hume  Whitefield  ^  .         116 

To  my  Dearests  Poket  5  guinys  .         5     7     6 
To  Grisie  .  .  .  .         116 

To  lose  at  carts  at  D  Roxburgs, 

Rotheses  and  Mrs.  Verners      .         1  12     6 
To  Mr.  Barnackies  ''  man  for  sinor- 

ina  the  Dog 
To  Docter  Cheine  for  Rachy 
For    opera    tickets    from    Mrs. 

Robison  ^       .  .  .  . 

To  Mr.  Cuningham  of  Acket  *  7 

guinys  .... 

For  tickets  to  Castruches  ^  Musick 

meeting  .... 

For  3  seats  in  a  Pew  in  King  Streat 

Chapell  at  Lady  day  h  year 
For  Pasing  Graingmoors  warrant 

for  Collecter  at  Alloa 
To  my  Dears  Poket  of  Ladydays 

quarter  .... 

To  the  poors  Tax  a  quarter  at 

Ladyday        .... 
March  8  To  the  water  tax  half  a  year  at 

Ladyday        .... 
For  2  Coach  Horses  from  the  12  of 

October  1716  to  the  12  of  April 

1717      .  .  .      50     0     0 

For  sadle  Horses  in  the 

above  sd  time  at  3sh 

pr  day  from  Robert 

Hay  in  full  of  all  ac- 
counts .  .        4  10     0       54  10     0 


0     5 

0 

1     1 

6 

2     3 

0 

7  10 

6 

1     1 

6 

0  18 

0 

1  13 

6 

11  13 

4 

0  11 

0 

0  10 

0 

1  The  wife  of  George  Hume,  who  was  taken  prisoner  at  Preston  and  was  at 
this  time  in  prison. 

2  See  p.  xlix.  '  See  p.  xlix. 
*  Probably  another  unfortunate  of  the  '15.                                    ®  See  p.  xlviii. 


1717J  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  51 

[Sundries] 
To  James  Hume  ^  of  Aiton  my 

Ld  Humes  brother 
For  writing  Musick  l£  Is.  6d. 
Ap.  12  To  the  lecterer  ^  half  a  years  tax 

at  Ladyday   .... 
For  window  Tax  a  year  at  Lady 

day  1717        .... 
To  Whitelich  Coachmaker  in  full 

of  all  Acctts 
To  the  Kings  Houshold  Drums  5s. 

footmen  a  guiny     . 
To  the  Gard  Drums  6s.  Cadogons 

Drums  5s.      . 
To   the   parish   wates    5s.    Toun 

Trumpets  10s.  9d. 
To  the  yemen  of  the  Guard  a 

guiny    ..... 
To  the  Princes  footman  10     9d. 

for  a  poyam  10s.  9d. 
To  the  Kings  watermen 
May  1st  For  chairs  Is.,  Is.,  3s.,  2s.,  2s.,  Is., 

5s.,  2s.,  4s.,  2s.6d.,  2s. 6d.,  Is.    . 
For  letters  6d.,  2s.,  Is.,  2s.  6d., 

4d.,  2s.  2d.,  3s.  2s. 
For  Newspapers  Is.  2d.,  2s,  6d.,ls. 

6d.,  2s.  3d.,  6d.,  Is.  2d.   . 
For  a  book  bound  to  set  doun  the 

visiters  .... 

For  14  yd.  Masarin  blew  ruban 

for  the  order 
For  wax  candles  6d. 
For  cheana  cups,  basons,  etc. 
To    a    Herper    came    with    Mr. 

Isack     .  .  .  .  .         116 

To  watherburn  ^  l£  Is.  6d.  Aitton 

a  guiny  ^        .  .  .  .         2     3     0 


Sterling 
£     s.  d. 

1 

1 

6 

1 

1 

6 

0 

2 

6 

1 

10 

0 

9 

1 

6 

1 

6 

6 

0 

11 

0 

0 

15 

9 

1 

1 

6 

1 

1 

6 

0 

7 

6 

1 

7 

0 

0 

13 

6 

0 

9 

1 

0 

4 

6 

0 

12 

0 

0 

0 

6 

2 

12 

0 

^  Taken  prisoner  at  Preston,  and  then  in  prison.  *  See  p.  44. 

*  See  p.  xiy. 


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52 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1717 


[Sundries] 

[Steriing] 

£    s. 

d. 

For  lose  at  Dice  in  Lord  Staires     . 

1  18 

0 

To  the  Clark  of  the  Crown  for  the 

return  of  Election  and  giveing 

in  the  write   .... 

1  11 

6 

For  materialls  for  my   mothers 

elickses  5s.  5s.         . 

0  10 

0 

For  4  Tickets  to  Mr.  Barnackies  ^ 

opera    ..... 

4     6 

0 

For    2    tickets    to    Berenstats  ^ 

opera    ..... 

2     3 

0 

For  a  purs  to  the  Duke  of  Mon- 

trose    ..... 

0     5 

0 

For  snuff  mills,  etc.  in  full  from 

Lasaget          .... 

0     7 

0 

To  my  sister  Graingmoor   . 

20     0 

0 

For  a  pair  Garters  in  a  present 

0  10 

9 

To  Rachy          .... 

0     7 

6 

To  Carts  at  Rotheses 

0  13 

0 

June       For  chairs  Is.,  Is.,  4s.,  Is.,  Is.,  Is., 

Is.,  Is.,  4s.,  2s.,  5s. 

1     2 

0 

For  News  Is.  2d.,  Is.  l^^^d..  Is.  2d., 

Is.,   Is.    2d.,    Is.   6d.,   Is.   2d., 

~ro«                 •                   •                   •                   •                   • 

0  12 

^1 

For  letters  6d.,  3s.  7d.,  Is.,  2s., 

5d.,  2s.  8d.,  Is.,  4s.,  Is.  6d. 

0  16 

8 

For    paper    Is.    pills    18d.    snuff 

Milne  3s.        ...         . 

0     5 

6 

For  Glasing  the  windows 

0     4 

6 

For  glas  tee  cups  to  sister  Juhan 

at  3d.  a  Tee  pot  8s.,  glas  cups 

etc.  5s.            .... 

0  13 

3 

To  Mary  Hamilton    . 

0  10 

0 

For  cloath  to  be  a  peticoat  G.  I.  . 

2     5 

0 

For  tuning  the  Spinets  2s.  6d. 

0     2 

6 

To  Mr.  Bradberys  House 

0     2 

6 

T¥ 


^  See  p.  xlix. 


^  See  p.  xlix. 


1717]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  53 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

£     s.  d. 

For  dressing  the  Gardine             .  14  6 

For  a  piece  flowrd  Indian  Callico 

to  sister  Julian       .          .          .  4     0  0 

For  linen  to  the  CalHco  l£  3s.       .  13  0 

To  the  bairens  for  operas             .  0  16  0 

For  the  Pilgrams  dress  l£  12s.  12s.  2     4  0 

To  my  Lady  Lockart  lent  and 

never  payd    .          .          .          .  116 

For    2i    yds    scarlet    cloath    for 

Docter  Abernathys  son  George  2     5  0 
July  8     For  3  Monethes  dancing  to  Mr. 

Isack  for  Rachy     .          .          .  8     2  0 

For  standing  God  mother  to  Mr. 

Johnstons  doughter  Lucie        .  5     7  6 

To  Poket  of  the  Midsomer  quarter  12     2  0 

To  cards  at  Duke  Roxburghs  ^  4s. 

more  2s.  6d.            .          .          .  0     6  6 

To  scaffingers  tax  a  quarter  at  last 

Ladyday  1717         .          .          .  0     2  6 

To  the  watch  half  a  year  at  Mid- 
somer 1717    .          .          .          .  0     5  0 

To  James  Kilpatrick           .          .  0     2  0 

For  rubans  to  give  in  presents     .  10  0 

To  Grisie   l£   Is.    6d.   To   Grisie 

2£  3s.              .          .          .          .  3     4  6 

For  a  gold  watch  to  Monsr  Ber- 

nackie  ^  the  Italian          .          .  25     0  0 

For  a  gold  chean  to  the  watch   .  4  10  0 

For  a  coat  to  Grisie  Turnbull  0  14  0 

For  scafifingers  tax  a  quarter  Mid- 
somer 1717    .          .          .          .  0     2  6 

For  Mr.  Isacks  Jamie  l£  Is.  6d.  116 

To  Vilpontu   for  drawing  Grisies 

tooth 0  10  9 

For  a  hat  to  Patrick  Dickson      .  116 

^  See  p.  284.  2  See  p,  xlix. 


[Sterling] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

1 

0 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

4 

0 

10 

0 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

12 

0 

54  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Sundries] 
For  Grisie  and  Rachys  lose  at 

VyCllX^O  •  •  •  •  • 

For  my  own  lose  at  Carts  10s. 
For  a  string  to  My  Lord  Grahmes 

tortishel  staff 
July  30   To  May  Minzies  to  buy  a  gown  . 
To  Frazer  30d. 

For  copping  songs  by  Bernackie^ 
To  Mr.  Dickson  for  half  a  years 

rent  at  Midsomer  1717  .       22  10     0 

Aug.  5     To   Androw    Bell    by    a    bill   on 

Midleton  in  pairt  paymt  .       20     0     0 

For  a  sadle  house  and  hulster  caps         6  18     6 
For  shiping  goods  aboord  when  I 

went  to  Scotland  payd  Hendry 

Mill  in  full  of  all  acctts    .  .         15     4 

For  stoping  Rachys  tooth  with 

Leed 0     5     0 

For  a  curtine  of  Calamanka  to  the 

coach    ..... 
To  Betty  Dundas 
For  news  while  I  was  in  Scotland 

at  Lond.        .... 
For  letters  at  London  while  I  was 

in  Scotland    ,  .  .  .         0  11     9 

To  Hays  for  horses  to  Twitten- 

ham  Barnet  and  18d.  a  week  for 

the   coach   standing  when  we 

wrought  not  his  horses   .  .         5  18     0 

Eden.     For  a  coach  and  six  horses  to  carie 

us  to  Scotland  in  9  days  .       32  15     0 

For  expences  of  5  in  the  coach  on 

the  road  to  Scotland  till  we  came 
Aug:  14       to  Tiningham  on  the  14th  Aug: 
For  expence  of  a  servant  and  a  horse 
To  my  Rachy   .... 

^  See  p.  xlix. 


0 

5 

0 

0 

7 

6 

1 

0 

9  6 

14  13 

9 

1  15 

0 

4     3 

0 

I7I7] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


55 


[Sundries] 

Sterling] 

To  Docter  St   clair  ^    and  John 

£     s. 

d. 

Baillie             .... 

4  10 

0 

To  My  Rachys  Proclamation,  etc 

4     6 

0 

To  Mr.  Robertsons  men 

0     5 

0 

To  Mr.  Dickson  for  writing  bonds 

etc         ..... 

4  10 

9 

To    Mr.    Aickman  ^    in 

pairt  for  picturs     .     21     0     0 

In    full    payd    for    the 

picturs    at    5    guinys 

sitting  and  5£  coppys  31     0     0 

52     0 

0 

For  Drinkmony  at  Tin- 

ingham  ^  when  My 

Rachy  went  home       15     0     0 

For  all  Drinkmoney  while 

at  Edn.  and  traveling 

about  the  6  monethes 

I  was  in  Scotland        29  10     0 

44  10 

0 

For  chears  while  at  Edn.     . 

4  14 

0 

For  Dails  and  trees  bought  by 

Cap.  Turnbull 

33  12 

8 

For  16  cart  to  bring  the  above  sd 

timber  from  Berwick 

5     9 

4 

Eden- 

For  32  nights  chamber  rent    in 

burgh 

Mrs.  Rooms  .... 

6  12 

6 

Sept.  3 

For  7|  weeks  chamber  rent  in 

Mrs.  Cytons  .... 

8     0 

0 

To  my  Dears  Poket  in  Scotland 

9     9 

0 

For  Tickets  to  Consorts 

0  15 

0 

For  lose  on  guinys  when  cry'd 

doun     ..... 

2     5 

0 

Decmr. 

To  Androw  Kerr  writer  on  account 

of  my  brother  James  Baillie 

3     0 

0 

For  house  rent  of  chairs  in  full  of 

all  at  6s. 8d.  a  year  each  chair 

1  10 

See  p.  XXV 

0 

1  Dr.  Matthew  St.  Clair.                                                              - 

ii. 

'  The  seat  of  the  Earl  of  Haddington. 


56  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

To  Pate  Hunter  Stabler  for  horses        £     s.  d. 
while  we  was  in  Scotland  being 
6  monethes    .  .  .  .         4     9     8 

For  2  pr  gloves  to  my  father  at 

Rachys  mariage      .  .  .         0     6     0 

For  2  pr  gloves  to  Mr.  Hamilton 

Minister  .  .  .  .         0     5     0 

For  fraught  and  cariages  by  land 
for  goods  from  London  to  Eden- 
burg  etc         .  .  .  .         4  16     6 

For  Gloves  to  Lord  Hadingtons 

servants  .  .  .  .         0  17     0 

For  fraught  of  2  servants  to  Edn 

and  up  again  .  .  .         6     4  10 

To  the  servants  at  the  Bank  at 

recpt  of  the  Intr^t .  .  .         0     2     0 

For  a  cover  to  Grisies  dressing 

box       .  .  .  .  .050 

For  writing  bonds  and  persuing 

wood  cutters  .  .  .         0  10     6 

For    cariage    of    a    Trunk    from 

London  .  .  .  .         10     0 

To    John    Vint    shoemaker    my 

brother  Johns  Acctt        ,  .         0  18     4 

To  Mr.  Will  Hall  man  Arch: 
Stewart  .... 

To  Docter  Gibsone  ^  for  Grisie    . 

To  Domany  for  a  years  writing   . 

To  repairing  the  horse  furniture 
in  Scotland    .... 
Decmr.29  To  P.  at  Earlston  and  Bathel 

To  a  Councel  post 

To  Betty  Dundas  Grisie  Dundas 
George  Sim  Mrs.  Olifers  bairens 
and  Mr.  Turnbuls  etc.  and  to 
servants  and  others  of  Hansels         2  18     0 


1 

11 

6 

1 

1 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

7 

0 

0 

15 

0 

0 

5 

0 

^  Fellow  of  the   Royal  College  of  Physicians,  Edinburgh.     Appointed  an 
Examiner  in  1725. 


I7I7] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


57 


t 


[Sundries] 

To  a  surgen  at  Berwick  for  my 
brow     ..... 

For  5  places  in  the  stage  coach  the 
11  Jany  that  brought  us  to 
London  the  25  January  1718 
wher  of  Tarn  Lesly  payd  2£  10 

For  expence  of  a  man  and  horse 
along  with  us  .  .  . 

For  sadles  mending  boots  and 
whips  at  London    . 

For  cariage  of  a  box  from  Scotland 

To  the  stage  coachman  of  Drink- 
money  .... 
Dec  30      For  Acts  of  Parliment  5£  3s.  6d 
more  books  14s.  8d. 

For  chairs  3s. 

For  mending  the  glas  windows 

To  Christenmas  box  dustman  Is., 
watch 2s.  6d.,  water  2s.  6d.,  Boes 
man  2s.,  news  boy  6d.,  Brewer  Is. 

For  the  votes 

For  coach  horses  to  Hamton 
Court  payd  Hays   . 

To  my  Dear  for  his  journey  on  the 
Road  to  Scotland  and  back  to 
London  again  and  for  Poket 
money  besids  the  9£  9s.  he  gote 
at  Edn.  86.  16  from  5  Aug.  to 
coches  and  chairs  included 

To  the  watchman  half  a  year  at 
Christenmas 

To  the  poors  tax  at  Christenmas 
1717 

To  the  scaffinger  at  Christenmas 
half  a  year     .... 

To  my  Grisies  Poket  5  guinys     . 

To  Labushier  surgen 

For  lose  by  a  horse  bought   at 


[Sterling] 
£     s.  d. 
0  11     6 


21  16  6 

1  16  0 

1  12  0 

0  12  6 

0     5  0 

5  18  2 

0     3  0 

0     6  6 


0     9     6 
116 

4     0     6 


86 

16 

0 

0 

5 

0 

2 

4 

0 

0 

5 

0 

5 

5 

0 

1 

1 

0 

58  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

7£  18s.  and  sold  at  6  guinys  to        £     s.  d. 

carie  a  servant  to  Scotland  and 

back  again     .  .  .  .         1  12     0 

For  expences  in  getting  out  the 

Debenturs^   .  .  .  .         1  12     0 

To  the  water  tax  3  quarters  at 

Christenmas  .  .  .         0  15     0 

For  writeing  in  three  years  1714, 

15  and  1716  to  James  Massy    .         1  10     0 
For  7  tarms  Cess  for  Mellerstaine 

from    March    1715    till   March 

1717  inclusive         .  .  .       37     6    6^ 

For  repairing  Houses   at  Lang- 

shaw  in  3  years  1715,  1716  and 

1717 

Milne  by  Park  .  .       1  19     0 

Coumslyhill  given  doun 

16s.,  4s.  .  .10     0 

Sclats  Langshaw  house  0  10  0 
more  for  reparations  on 

Parks  acct     .  .       0  10    0 

repairing  Langshaw  Mill  1  18  2 
on  Parks  acct  divits  .  0  10  0 
Wright  work  by  James 

Blakie  in  3  years  6     6  10 

Meason  work  in  sd  years  0  18  10 
To  a  sclater  for  Lang- 
shaw house    .  .       1  15  10 


14     8     8 
For  10  tarms  Cess  of  Langshaw 
from  March  1715  till  December 
1717  inclus     .  .  .  .        32     7    S^ 


^  The  word  '  debenture  '  was  at  this  time  generally  used  to  denote  the  acknow- 
ledgment issued  by  a  Government  Department  either  for  goods  supplied  or 
money  lent.  In  this  case  Mr.  Baillie  had  no  doubt  been  lending  to  the 
Government.  His  balance-sheets  show  that  he  held  debentures  of  considerable 
amount. 


1717]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  59 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

For  Trees  and  seads  bought  from        £    s.  d. 

Samuel  Robson  in  Kelso  .         9    3     0 

For  slating  the  Towr  of  Meller. 

17s.  by  Thomson  .  .         0  17    0 

For  a  kevelmell  18|  Tb.  9s.  3d.,  2 

hows  2  gote  1715  Meller.  .         0  11     3 

For  young  thorns  from  Newcastle  15     0 

To    a    fferrier    for     the    Coach 

geldine  .  .  .  .         0  12     0 

To   James    Blakie    Messeger    for 

bussines  pr  acctt  and  recpt.       .         0  11     8 
For  3  spades  lis.  a  shuvel  20d. 

this  year  to  Mellerstaine  .         0  12     8 

For   mending   glas   windows   at 

Meller  in  3  years  by  Miller        .         0  19     2 
For   160   bolls   lime   laid   in   at 

Mellerstaine  .  .  .  .         4    0    0 

For  yron  and  nails  furnish' d  by 

Liedhouse  in  3  years  Meller      .         18     8 
For  charges  of  my  brother  John 

Baillies  Funarels    .  .  .       11  16     6 

For  smith  work  by  Pat  Newton 

shoeing  horse  and  mending  work 

lumes  in  3  years     .  .  .         2  13    5^^ 

To  the  Nurs  3  years  house  rent 

White.  1715,  16  and  1717        .         2     5     0 
To  Tame  Hilandman  3  years  house 

rent  Whit.  1715,  16  and  1717  .         1  13     4 
To  Will  Mill  3  years  House  rent 

abovesd  3  years      .  .  .         0  16     8 

To  Androw  orniston  a  years  rent 

White.  1717  .  .  .         0  15     0 

for    100    firrs    gote    from    John 

Humes  father  .  .  .         0     8     0 

For   Measone   work   in   building 

dicks  at  Meller  in  3  years        .         3     16 
For  Wright  work  at  Mellerstaine 

in  3  years  1715,  16,  17   .  .         2     6  10 


60  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Sundries]  [Sterling] 

For   the   basan   in   the   toun   of  £    s.  d. 

Mellerstaine  1717  .  .  .  7  10  8 
To  the  5d.  men  at  planting  dicking 

and  quarie  in  3  years  .  .  37  17  4 
The  windows  tax  for  half  a  year  at 

Christen™^  1717      .         '.          .  0  15  0 

The  Cess  of  JerrisAvood  payd  at 

White.  1717  and  preceedings  7 

Tarmes  in  all  .  .  .         9  16    7^% 

To  Wilsone  writer  in  Lanark  for 

warning  tenants     .  .  .         0     6     6 

To  the  nurs  3  bolls  oats  every  year 

of  Crops  1714,  15  and  1716  .  4  10  0 
To  Captain  Turnbull  1 

3  bolls  bear  at  10s.        1  10     0 
To  him  of  the  rent  of 

Jerriswood  Park  for 

3  years  1715,  16  and 

1717    grass  . 
248  hens  at  5d. 
60  capons  at  8d. 
To  Captain  of  the 

Park  rent 


36  11     0 
5     3     4 

2  0     0 

3  18     0 

49     2 

7  18 
7  16 

4 

given  out 

•  • 

•  • 

0 
0 

by  Cap.  Turnbull 

For  trees  and  seeds 

To  sundry  workmen  at  Meller- 
staine etc       .  .  .  .         3     0     0 

To    Mr.    Turnbulls    expences    in 

going  to  Langshaw,  etc  .         2     10 

To    expence    of    holding  courts, 

writings  etc  in  3  years  .         1  15     0 

To  the  pyp  and  drum  at  the  fairs 

for  3  years     .  .  .  .         15     8 


1  Seems  to  have  been  the  factor  staying  at  Jerviswood  and  being  paid  largely 
in  kind. 


1702] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


61 


[Sundries] 
For  paper  to  Cap.  TurnbuU 


[Sterling] 


£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

13 

0 

993 

13 

8 

Edenburgh,  Januer  1st,  1702.     Howsekeeping. 
Debt  to  Cash. 


[Housekeeping] 

For  a  muchkin  sinamon  water     . 

For  ginger         .... 

2d.     For  2  pices  of  clarit  gotten  from 

my  brother  John    . 
For    a    boll    meall   bought   from 

Lady  Hill       .... 
For  cariadges  by  Lesly 
For  2  little  swine 
For  3  lb.  2  ounces  suger     . 
20     For  2  bolls  pies  to  the  mairs  and 

swin  ..... 
For  a  salmond  .... 
For  2  hams  .... 
For  5  fous  of  oats  from  Meller- 

steans  crop  1701     . 
For  10  lods  colls 
For  8  lb.  brown  suger 
For  gins  bread 
For  a  lb.  cannell  7£  2  ounc  mace 

26s.  per  ounce 
For  4  ounce  nutmug  9s.  per  ounc, 

4  ounc  cloves  9s.  per  ounce 
For  I  lb.  white  paper  12s.  a  pot 

cofeced  ginger  1  li.  2s.     . 
For  2  loafs  candibrod  suger  at  18s. 

per  pound      .... 


[Scots] 
£  s.  d. 

2  8 

0 

1  4 

0 

120  0 

0 

5  0 

0 

2  0 

0 

8  0 

0 

2  17 

0 

7  6 

8 

1  10 

0 

4  0 

0 

5  0 

0 

7  0 

0 

5  0 

0 

1  10 

0 

9  12 

0 

3  12 

0 

1  14 

0 

5  7 

4 

62  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1702 

[Housekeeping]  [Scots] 

For  5  fous  oats  to  the  mairs  from        £    s.  d. 

Mellers.  .  .         .         .         4    0    0 

For    bringing    from    Glasgow    8 

galons  wine  5  marks  at  the  port 

14s.        .  .  .  .  .  4     0     8 

For  5  fous  ots  for  the  mairs  from 

Mell 

For  8  galons  4  or  5  pints  seek  from 

Cap:  Broun  .... 
For  a  barrill  Lews  herin  to  Mr. 

Johnston  .... 
For  gardin  seeds  from  Ms.  Willie 
To  James  for  bringing  in  the  horss 

and  out  .... 

For  green  oyntment  to  the  mairs 

hills  ..... 
For  oats  .... 

For  a  scon  to  the  bairens    . 
From   Mellersteans   of   oats   one 

boll  and  4  fous       .  .  .         7     0     0 

May  14   From    Mellersteans   of    ots    one 

boll       ..... 
From  Mellersteans  of  pies  one  boll 
For  beans  to  the  hunting  mair     . 
For  expenc  of  bringing  in  corn     . 
For  pits  at  Mellersteans 
For  yron  to  shoe  the  horss  Iti.  5s. 
For  markums  balls  from  Ingles 
For  foulls  bought  by  Androw  L. 

sine  Deem'". 

For  chickens  bought  by  A.  L.  this 

munth  ..... 

For  howse  and  horss  expences  in 

small  things  from  Nov^  to  this 

day       ..... 

For  my  expences  at  Ginelkirk  and 

Mellers.  .... 

For  yron  for  horss  nails  and  other 


4  0 

0 

89  4 

0 

6  0 

0 

9  12 

0 

1  12 

0 

1  9 

0 

0  12 

0 

0  18 

0 

5  0 

0 

5  0 

0 

2  5 

0 

3  0 

0 

11  15 

0 

1  5 

0 

1  18 

0 

14  13 

0 

2  0 

0 

8  18 

6 

9  0 

0 

1702]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  68 


I 


[Housekeeping] 

[Scots] 

things     got     from    Liedhowse 

£    s. 

d. 

marchant       .... 

16  15 

0 

May       For  18  loads  colls 

12  12 

0 

For  oyl  from  Lady  Greenknow  ^ . 

4     0 

0 

For  sweeping  all  the  chimnys 

1  17 

0 

For  whiting  the  howse  roofs  and 

S/ii              •               •               •               •               • 

5     4 

0 

12  For  malt  got  from  Preston  in  Lith 

in  full  payment 

111  10 

0 

For  colls  that  cleard  of  the  old 

colyer   ..... 

7  14 

0 

begins  this  For  5  scor  lods  colls  to  Edmis- 

years  colls     tons  ^  man     .... 

60     0 

0 

1702  For  2  bottles  oyl        . 

4  16 

0 

For  12  pecks  of  oats 

3  12 

0 

For  gresing  the  mairs  at  6d.  ^  a 

pice  36  days 

21  12 

0 

August  10  For  gresing  the  mairs  36  days  at 

6s.  a  day        .... 

21  12 

0 

,             26  For  8  bolls  malt  got  from  John 

Wight             .... 

64     0 

0 

For  casting  truffs 

00  14 

0 

For  going  out  and  in  to  Ed.  with 

horss,  etc.       .... 

5  14 

0 

For  fouls  brought  to  Ed.     . 

8     7 

6 

For  howse  at  Mellerstean  such  as 

SalCj    6l>C*                •                  •                  •                  • 

1     0 

0 

August  27  For  foulls  bread  etc.   since  the 

childrin  cam  ther  . 

4     0 

0 

For  sevarall  things  given  out  by 

Androw  Lamb 

3     0 

0 

To  pay  ane  old  account  of  Georg 

Lasons  for  1699 

9     0 

0 

For  wax  and  waffers 

00  15 

0 

For  5  scor  loads  of  colls     . 

60     0 

0 

^  The  wife  of  Pringle  of  Greenknow.  2  john  Wauchope  of  Edmonstone. 

^  6d.  Sterling  or  6s.  Scots. 


[Scots] 
£  s.  d. 

3  10 

0 

0  15 

0 

3  15 

0 

3  14 

0 

12  0 

0 

2  4 

8 

1  7 

6 

6  14 

6 

10  0 

0 

6  0 

0 

12  0 

0 

39  10 

0 

64  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1702 

[Housekeeping] 
For    my    expences    at    Ginelkirk 

going,  coming 
For  Trumbels  bring  in  oats 
8  For  2  furlits  of  oats 

For  materialls  to  a  dyet  drink 
For  a  scor  colls  from  Carlips 
For  oats  to  the  mairs 
To  the  barber  6s.  more  7s.  Suther- 

lands  man  14s.  6d. 
To  Lesly  for  cariadges 
Oct.  12  To  Lesly  for  cariadges  in  full  of  all 
Meller-  For  a  veall  £6  ... 

steans  For  4  ship  brought  from  Andrew 

Lamb  .... 

29  For  a  stack  of  hay  bought  in  the 

toun      ..... 
For  2  ston  cotten  6  in  the  tb.  at  £4 

6s.  2  ston  rag  6  lb.  one  ston  8  in 

lb.  2  ston  12  in  lb.  2  ston  20  in 

the  tb.  at  3£  6s.h    .  .  .       33  16     0 

For  a  fatt  cow  bought  at  the  fair  20  0  0 
For  2  ship  from  John  Wight  .  10  0  0 
For  2  ship  from  T.  Liedhowse  .  6  0  0 
For  3  ston  best  chease  at  211.  4s. 

the   cowrs   cheas  being  at   l£ 

16sh.  9  lb.  of  it  l£  6  4      .  .         7     5     4 

For  2  swin         .  .  .  .       20     0     0 

For  17|  staks  pittes  .  .  .       35     0     0 

For  27  stack  of  pitts  out  of  our 

moss     ..... 
To  Davi  Youll  to  goe  in  with  the 

ass         .  .  .  .  .         17    0 

For  a  pot  oyntment  to  the  mairs  19    0 

For  a  stack  of  hay  from  Person  .  28  0  0 
For  shoeing  horses  at  Mell.  .  .         2     2     0 

For  a  chair        .  .  .  .         0  14     6 

For  starch  .  .  .  .         0  16     0 

Nov.  20  For  cariadges  .  .  .         2     8     0 


1702]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  65 

[Housekeeping] 

To  cochman  and  groom  in  arles 
To  a  ferriar  for  the  mairs 
For  corn  to  the  mairs 
For  powder  and  starch 
Noyi"  1  For  2  ruks  hay  to  the  ases 
For  a  lofe  suger  at  14s.  6d. 
For  stabhng  horses  payd  in  full  to 

Pat.  Hunter  .... 
To  Sir  Robert   Chiesly  ane  old 

accumpt  of  ale 
For  mending  the  coach  harnis    . 
For  3  days  chairs 
For  washing  linin  brought  from 

the  book        .... 
For  meall  from  Jerriswood  2  bolls 

at  *.o  »         .  .  , 

For  backing  payd  Cap^^  Mitchell 
For  brandy  got  from  Sir  Georg 

Hume  in  Deem'"  1700    . 
Decmr  30  To  Bartie  Gibson  for  the  coch 

mairs  soeing,  etc.  from  Jan^  8 

1701  to  Nov.  13th  1702 
From  James  Gray  2  bolls  meall  at 

XtO  •  •  •  •  • 

For  meall  at  Mellersteans  of  crop 
1701,  18  bolls  and  4  fous  at  £5 
per  boll  .... 

For  corn  to  the  horss  at  Meller- 
steans of  the  crop  1701,  14  bolls 
at  £5  per  boll 

To  foulls  and  swine  crop  1701  at 
£5  per  boll,  3b.  2f. 

To  the  ass  of  ots  from  Mellerstens 
and  to  the  foulls  8  fouss,  of  the 
crop  1702       .... 

For  bear  for  the  ases  from  Meller- 
steans crop  1702,  3f. 


[Scots] 
£  s.  d. 

1 

9 

0 

0 

14 

6 

7 

14 

0 

0 

8 

0 

30 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

43 

2 

a 

78 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

7 

0 

90 

12 

a 

60 

0 

0 

61 

8 

a 

30 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

94 

0 

0 

70 

0 

a 

17 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

66 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1702 


[Housekeeping] 
For  shild  pies  from  Mellersteans  2 

peck  out  of  5  p.  1701  raw 
For  3  ship  to  the  servants  and 

salt  at  Mellersteans 
For  10  hens,  lOduckswild  foull  14s. 
For  saim  and  girthes  to  the  horss 
Dec.  24    For  18  pecks  bran  to  the  horss 

oLo  X^S*    •  •  •  •  • 

Meller-  For      fish     £3     6s.     Candle    £l. 
steans        Salt  10s.   since  1st   November 

Jldo  L  •  •  •  •  • 

For  drink  to  them  since  November 

1st  to  this  day 
Ditto     For  fish  lis.,  spice  Is.,  sop  3s.  8d., 

to  the  servants  candle     . 
For  warping  ale  6s.,  sow  6s.,  sop  for 

naprie  7s.       . 
For  salt  pitter  to  6  lambs  £l  10, 

Sciil/     dLX      •  •  •  •  • 

For  a  forpit  of  malt  to  the  mairs    . 

For  blooding  the  horses 

For  washing  more  this  year 

For  bear  5  fous 

From  the  book  of  small  accumpts 

for  the  monthes  of  Jan^,  Feb^", 

March  .... 

For  the  month  of  Aprill 
For  the  month  of  May  £48 
For  the  mounth  of  Juny    . 
For   the    monthes    of    July    and 

August  .... 

For  the  mounthes  of  Septm^. 
For  the  month  of  October 
For   the    monthes   of  Nov^   and 

Decm^.  .... 

Decm^  For  corn  to  the  horses  at  Meller- 

30       steans  this  winter  of  the  crop 

1702 


Scots] 
£  s.  d. 
2  0  0 

9  14 
1  10 
1  19 

8 
0 
0 

3  12 

0 

4  16 

0 

2  0 

0 

2  5 

8 

0  19 

6 

2  10 
0  3 

0  10 

1  8 
6  0 

0 
0 
0 
0 
0 

334  8 
41  15 
48  1 

132  12 

0 
0 

4 
4 

122  4 
94  0 
41  14 

6 
2 
2 

145  14 

4 

5  0 

0 

1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  67 

[Housekeeping]  i 

For  threves  oat  stra  to  the 

horss     . 
For   meall    at    Mellersteans    this 

winter  of  crop  1702 
For  meall  from  Jerriswood  was 

forgot  to  be  fill'd  up  on  the 

other  side       .... 
For  10  bolls  malt  browin  in  Edin- 
burgh 1702  pay'd  to  Thomas 

Preston  at  7Ti.  and  6Ti.  per  boll 
For    a    cow    bought    by    Francy 

Newtons  wife 
For  brandy  from  James  Marjori- 

banks  ....     228     3     0 

For  3  barralls  herin  whereof  2  sent 

to  London      .  .  .  .       86     0     0 

For  bringing  herin  from  Glsagow  1       5  13     4 


Scots" 
£     s.  d. 
80     0     0 

15 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

68 

0 

0 

17 

10 

0 

S. 3154  06     2 


Edenburg,  January  1st,  1707.     Houshold  Expenc. 

Deb.  to  Cash. 

For  12  dais  of  colls  from  James 

Ballinton        .  .  .  .       68     8     0 

For  ale  browen  by  Ms.  Howie  of 

my  own  malt  .  .  .       30  11  10 

For  frute  .  .  .  .         6     0     0 

For  2  duson  of  French  aples         .         14     0 

For  1  ston  cotten,  rage  one  ston, 
gotten  from  Johnston,  candle- 
maker  .  .  .  .         9     0     0 

For  a  bottle  sweat  oyl  from  Ms. 

Wyllie  .  .  .  .         2     8     0 

To  Alexander  Wood  for  cariing 

£1  10s 1  10     0 

For  rubarbane  ounc  £l  16s.,  beries 

2s 1  18     0 


68  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1707 

[Housekeeping]  [Scots] 

For  limons  £l  2s.  more  £19  12s.        £     s.    d. 

4s 20  18     0 

For  5   bottles   clarit  wine   from 

tenants  .  .  .  .         3  15     0 

Forchestons  14s.,suger  and  spices 

£4  9s.,  frute  £2  10s.,  Hungarie 

water  £l  16s.  .  .  .         9     9     0 

For  taking  out  horses,  etc.  given 

out  by  Tarn  Youll  .  .         2     7     0 

For    a    bottle    Queen    Hungary 

water    .  .  .  .  .         0  16     0 

To  Frazar  for  ale  from  Ocf  10  to 

Janr  1st  1707  .  .  .       33     4     0 

For  stra  to  the  mairs  £7  6s.  6d.  till 

Decmr  30,  1706       .  .  .         7     6     6 

For  oyl  to  the  coch  £l  14s.  £l  17s. 

£1  17s 

April  8th  For  coalls  from  Ulmatt  £14  16s.    . 
For  Mugwart  water  5s. 
For  stra  to  the  mairs  19s.  16s.  15s. 

15s.  15s.  15s.  6d.  £1  4s.  £4  18s. 
For  a  bottle  Hungary  water  16s. 
For  tows  to  jack  4s.,  tobaca  14s. 

2s 10     0 

For  severall  smalls  given  out  by 

James  Carrin  .  .  .         7     5     0 

For  ale  by  Ms.  Howi  of  my  own 

malt 20  17     6 

For  3  bolls  mallt  from  Preston  in 

Lieth  at  £5    .  .  .  .       15     0     0 

Stochton's  drops  14s. 
For  a  hogshead  cherie  seek  from 

Hugh  Mountgomerie        .  .     200     0     0 

For  2  little  swin  at  Kelso  £4         .         4     0     0 
Ma.  8     To  Patrick  Hunter  in  full  of  all 

accounts  of  stabling         .  .       22  16     0 

For  3   bolls  one  fou  oats  from 

Meller.  Crop  1705  at  £5  .  .       16     0     0 


4     8 

0 

14  16 

0 

0     5 

0 

10  17 

6 

0  16 

0 

1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  69 

[Housekeeping]  [Scots] 

15  For   14  galons  small   bear  from        £     s.  d. 

Abay  Hill  at  Is.  per  pint         .         5  12     0 
May  20   For   a   hogshead   clarit   sent   by 

Gawin  Plumer  to  Mellersteans 
For  10  pints  brandy — by  Sandy 

Inis  to  Edinburgh  .  .       20     0     0 

For  4  galons  brandy  sent  by  my 

brother  James  to  Mellersteans        57  12     0 
For  a  suger  lofe  .  .  .         3     7     6 

For  4  galons  ale  from  Ms.  Howie 

and  £lO's  worth  Ms.  Monro      .       12     8     0 
June  6     For  a  hogshead  clarit  laid  in  from 

Plummer  at  Edinburgh 
For  corks  and  botleing  it  at  Lieth 

and  cariing  the  bottles  Is.  duson 

cariing  doun  eraty  and  2s.  per 

pice  duson  full  ther  being    19 

duson  of  chapin  bottles  and  3 

duson  of  muchkins,  and  drink- 

mony    .  .  .  .  .  4     8     0 

For  expence  at  Ginelkirk  9  men 

and  5  horss   .  .  .  .         3  12     0 

For   14  turs  stra  at  Edinburgh 

£14  ;  4  load  grass,  10s.  per  load       13  16     0 
For  oats  12  bols  2  f.  at  £3  made  in 

meall  wherof  66  ston  spent  at 

Mellersteans  betwixt  the  4th  of 

October  till  the  10  June  1707  by 

4  servants  and  swinglers  7,  3, 

days  and  one  a  month  to  serve 

also  2  pecks  grots  and  6  pecks 

to  Edinburgh  and  18  ston  meall 
Meller-     For  4|  lb.  candibrod  suger 
stean       For  courser  suger 
June  10  For  a  lb.  capers  a  lb.  cucumbers 

£1  7s.  .... 

Forounc  nutmugs  9s.,  |  cloves  5s., 

1  lb.  spice  18s.       . 


37     4 

0 

3  16 

6 

2  18 

0 

1     7 

0 

1  12 

0 

£ 
1 

Scots' 

■  s.  d. 

4  0 

26 

0 

0 

1 

15 

6 

14 

0 

0 

70  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1707 

[Housekeepi  ng] 

For  4  tb.  rise  £l  4s.  . 

For    bread    at    Edinburgh    from 

October  10  to  June  10    . 
For  1|  fows  malt  to  servants  in 

Meller[steans]  in  winter  . 
For   a   sow   to   Edinburgh   from 

widow  Wight 
For  sop  5s.,  blew  2s.  4d.,  thread 

3s.  2d.,  sand  and  oyl  2s.  6d.,  ale 

2s.,  quicknin  Is.  this  in  winter 

at  Mellerstean  by  Mary  Muir   . 
For  ale  Aprill  1st  10  pints  werping 

2  pints  .... 

For  6  sheep  from  Mellerstains  to 

Edinburgh     .... 
For  ale  from  Ms.  Monro 
For  4  dales  colls  from  Ulmatt  in 

full  of  all  account  . 
Ditto     For  corn  to  the  horss  at  Meller- 

steans  crop   1706   at  £3  3s. — 

31  bol— till  the  2d  of  October 
For  light  corn  to  the  horss  £l  4s. 

at  28s.  per  boll 
For  corn  to  the  swine  crop  1706  at 

£3  3s.  per  boll  4  b[olls]  1  f[irlot] 
June    For  66  threves  oat  stra  at  4s.  per 

threve  at  Mellerstains 
For  pies  to  the  swine  crop  1705, 

1  f.  2  p. 
For  bear  to  the  swine  2  bolls  1  f. 

£5  per  boll     .... 
For  swine  and  fouls  till  Oct.  3d 

7  bols  oats  at  £3  3s. 
To  the  mairs  sent  to  Edinburgh  in 

winter  9  bols  oats  at  £3  3s. 
For  a  Tb.  tobaca  £l  4s. 
For  mum  from  Ms.  Monro 


0 

17 

6 

1 

4 

0 

20 

8 

0 

10 

0 

0 

16 

4 

0 

97 

10 

0 

2 

2 

6 

12 

11 

0 

12 

18 

0 

1 

7 

0 

11 

0 

0 

22 

1 

0 

28 

7 

0 

1 

4 

0 

7 

1 

0 

1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  71 

[Housekeeping]  [Scots] 

For  a  punshon  small  bear  from         £     s.  d. 

Lieth 6     0     0 

To    Alshy    Wood    for    cariages 

£2  4s,  6d 2     4     6 

June  10  For  12  bolls  4  fous  at  £3  4s.  of  oats 

made    at    Mellerstains    wherin 

ther  was  53  ston  meall  and  2 

pecks  and  a  half  of  grots  6  pecks 

seads  of  on  kilfull  in  the  other 

kilfull  42  ston  and  4  ston  to  the 

fouls  and  4|  pecks  grots  6  pecks 

seads     .  .  .  .  .       41     0     0' 

July  20   For  6  bolls  2  fous  oats  made  in 

meall  at  £3  3s.  per  bol  .       20     4     6 

Aug.  10  To  expenc  at  Ginelkirk  with  5 

horss     .  .  .  .  .  2  14     0 

Aug.  26  For  meat  and  drink  at  Edinburgh 

a  fourtnight  with  3  servants  .  62  0  0 
To  expenc  at  Ginelkirk  with  6 

horss     .  .  .  •  .  3  11     6 

For  5  load  gras  to  the  mairs  in 

May 2     5     0 

To  Patrick  Hunter,  stabler,  in  full 

of  all  accounts        .  .  .       10  10     0 

To  Alshi  Wood,  cariar,  £3  14s.     .  3     4     0 

For  a  load  Scarsburg  water  .  22  0  0 
To  Hendry  Youll  for  a  boll  malt 

makeing  £4  more    .  .  .         5     8     0 

For  6  bolls  bear  for  malt  at  £5  per 

bol 30     0     0 

Sep.  24    To   Alshy   Wood   in   full    of   all 

accounts  .  .  .  .  3  0  0 
For  ale  to  Grace  Brunfild  at  Green- 
law         3     0     O 

For  canlle  from  Agnes  Smith  in 

Kelso  from  June  the  10th  till 

the  1st  of  October  4  ston  2  lb. 

wherof    a    stone    J    cotten   at 


72  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1707 

[Housekeeping] 
£4     per    ston    comon    candle 

Sep.  29    For  sope  from  Thomas  Chato  in 

Kelso  from  June  10th  to  this 

day  at  6  shilline  per  pound     . 
Ditt.    For  starch  and  indigoe  to  said 

Chato  .... 

Ditt.    For  severall  small  things  to  the 

house  from  said  Chato  such  as 

veniger,  spice,  gatt,  same,  etc. 
For  half  a  ston  of  candle  more 

from  Agnis  Smith  . 
For  9  tb.  wight  candle  5  last  winter 

and  4  in  Aprill  when  Jerriswood 

was    out         .... 
For  a  thousand  herins 
For  expenc  of  horses  bringing  to 

Edinburgh     .... 
For  14  loads  colls 
For  a  tb.  tobaca  £l  4s. 
For    soap    at    Mellerstains    last 

winter  12s.  .... 
To  sow  piges  .... 
For    bringing    wine    from    Lieth 

mans  expences 
For  salt  at  Mellerstains  last  winter 

from  Oct.  1st  to  June     . 
For  16  scor  ewes  milk  2  days  for 

cheases  .... 

For  sundry  expence  with  horss  at 

Broxmouth,  etc.,  payed  Tam  . 
Oct.  2d   For  30  threve  oat  stra  to  the  horse 

at  4s.  per  threve    . 
ditt.  For  78  threve  bear  stra  at  2s.  6d. 

per threve  .... 
For  pies  to  horss  at  Edinburgh 

1  bol  2  f .,  horse  at  Meller[steans] 

4  fo:  4l.  .... 


Scots' 
£  s.  d. 

15  9 

0 

10  16 

0 

1  0 

0 

6  0 

0 

1  16 

0 

1  16 

0 

6  0 

0 

2  16 

0 

2  5 

0 

1  4 

0 

0  12 

0 

1  3 

4 

0  13 

0 

4  10 

0 

5  6 

6 

2  15 

0 

6  0 

0 

9  15 

0 

8  16 

0 

1709]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  73 


[Housekeeping^ 

[Scots] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

To  the  swine  of  pies  If.  ll. 

0 

16 

0 

For  6  pound  snuf  tobaca 

3 

0 

0 

For    last    winters    candle    from 

Cochran          .... 

43 

0 

0 

For  10  pints  brandy  payd  Gawin 

Plumers  man 

21 

6 

6 

To    Patrick    Hunter    for    M'gies 

horse     ..... 

1 

9 

0 

For    20  stacks   piets   casten    for 

other  20  bought  at  £2  per  stack 

40 

0 

0 

For  11  rucks  hay  at  £9  and  £8  per 

ruck      ..... 

93 

0 

0 

For  14  lambs  from  the  Park  kild 

14 

0 

0 

For  19  sheap  at  £4  per  pice  from 

the  Park        .... 

76 

0 

0 

For  ane  ox  and  a  cow  from  the 

Park  kild       .... 

50 

0 

0 

1620 

10 

0 

Brought  from  day  book  this  year 

827 

10 

0 

2448  0  0 

By  11  ruks  hay  of  Coltcrooks  park       93  0  0 
By  8  horse  grased  on  Coltcrooks 

park  at  £12  per  pice        .  .       96  0  0 


S.2637     0     0 


Mellerstaine,  January  1st,  1709.     Housekeeping, 

Deb:  to  Cash. 

For  2|fous  of  shield  bear  for  broth  £       s.     d. 

from  the  Milne       .          .          .  4     3     0 
For  4|  ounce  of  indigoe  at  7s.  per 

ounce    .         .         .          .          .  116 


74  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1709. 

[Housekeeping] 
4th     For   2   boll   malt   from   Hendrj^ 

Youll    ..... 
For  4  tb.  sope  £l,  more  10s.  10s. 

10s.  10s.  15s.  £1  15s.  10s.  10s. 
18  For  candle  9s.  pay'd  in  full  for 

candle  from  Greenlaw 
For  muton  to  the  servants  £3  5s. 

more  £2  6. 
For  13  bolls  bear  at  £7  per  boll 

from  the  tenants    . 
For  makeing  2  stip  of  mallt  of  the 

abovesaid  bear 
For  ale  given  the  maltman  for  a 

steep  at  Huntly  Wood    . 
For  ale  to  John  Shiels's  stiep  of 

malt      ..... 
For  2  tb.  suger 
March  24  For  a  ib.  spice  from  Kelso 

Ditto   For    George    Dods    expence    to 

Edinburgh,  etc. 
For  23  pints  of  brandy  bought 

by  John  Monro 
For  half  a  barrill  of  Glasgow  herins 
For  a  I  fow  bear  meall 
For  2  swine  from  the  milne 
For  1  ounc  cinamon  at  10s.  ounc, 

cloves  9s.,  ounce  nutmugs  10s. 
For   1  ounce  mace  at  £l    6s.,  2 

kitchen  suger  12s.  . 
For  4  ib.  4  ounces  loaf  suger  at  14s. 

per  tb.  .... 

For  a  chapin  cucombers  £l,  a  tb. 

capers  16s.     . 
For  a  muchkin  oyl     . 
For  2  J  ston  butter  at  £3  10s.  per 

stone,  salt  Is.  .  .  . 

May  1    For  wild  foull  from  Bowir  to  this 

Cla\  •  •  •  •  • 


Scots' 
£  s.  d. 

16  0 

0 

6  10 

0 

4  13 

0 

5  11 

0 

48  11 

8 

6  0 

0 

0  8 

0 

0  12 

0 

1  0 

0 

1  4 

0 

1  16 

0 

48  6 

6 

5  10 

0 

0  17 

0 

24  0 

0 

1  9 

0 

1  18 

0 

2  19 

6 

1  16 

0 

1  1 

0 

8  16 

0 

1  10 

0 

1709] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


75 


[Housekeeping] 

[Scots 

£ 

s. 

d. 

For  butter  from  Kelso  £8   . 

1 

17 

0 

For   2|    stone   butter   from   Ms 

Bilingham      .          .          .          . 

9 

0 

0 

For  veniger,  2  pints 

1 

4 

0 

For  bief  from  Kelso 

2 

0 

0 

For  4  tb.  hopes  at  14s. 

2 

16 

0 

For  suger  6s. 

0 

6 

0 

For  8  tb.  starch  8  tb.,  powder  at  4s 

per  tb.             .          .          .          . 

3 

4 

0 

For  salet  oyl  6s.  tobaca  pips  8s.  . 

0 

14 

0 

For  a  tb.  tobaca 

1 

4 

0 

For  sweat  butter 

0 

6 

0 

For  foulls           .          .          .          . 

0 

16 

0 

For  2  duson  oranges 

4 

16 

0 

For  drink  in  John  Shiels's 

1 

4 

0 

6   For  12  bolls  and  a  fow  of  oats  at 

£9  per  boll  wherin  there   was 

> 

12  stone  twise  shild  meall  anc 

I 

43  ston  houshold  meall  and  31 

ston   for   fieding    fouls    and    ^ 

i 

pecks  grots    .          .          .          . 

109 

16 

0 

For  2  furlits  pies  shield 

5 

0 

0 

For    a    furlite    bear   meall    fronr 

I 

Widow  Wight 

1 

14 

0 

For  4  tb.  hops 

2 

16 

0 

For  3   botles  white   wine   £2   8 

> 

veniger  6s.     . 

2 

14 

0 

For  12  tb.   suger  5s.   12  tb.   8s 

cariage  14s.    .          .          .          . 

12 

8 

0 

For  trouts         .          .          .          . 

1 

4 

0 

For  2  firikins  butter  wighting  each 

I 

4  stone  13  ounces  including  the 

barrills  one  at  13  sh.  6d.  the 

k 

other  14  sh.  and  a  sivenpence 

^ 

cariage  from  Anick  to  Woollei 

17 

3 

0 

For  veniger  12s.  a  tb.,  butter  6d. 

0 

18 

0 

For  a  quarter  of  bief  at  Kelso    . 

7 

12 

0 

1  17 

0 

5  11 

0 

0  12 

0 

3     4 

0 

0  14 

0 

76  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1709 

[Housekeeping]  [Scots] 

£    s.  d. 
For  floor  at  Kelso      .  .  .         0  18     0 

For    mirr    4s.    tobaca    and    pips 

£1  12s.  waffers  4s.  bread  £l  .  3  0  0 
For  mending  the  jack  12  sh.  wild 

foull  £1  5s.     . 
June  23  For  half  a  firiken  of  sope   . 
For  pigeons  12s. 
To  Ms.  Oliphent  for  sugar 
For  tobaca  14  sh.       . 
For   2    dusone   hard    fish    from 

Patton  one   at   12   sh.  one  at 

14s.  and  cariage     .  .  .       14  13     0 

For  .  .  .  ston   cotten   candle   at 

....  and  .  .  .  stone  rage  weeked 

candle  at  .  .  .        .  .  .       30     0     0 

For  candle  at  4s.  6d.  per  tb.  clears 

all  from  Greenlaw  .  .         3  12     0 

For  blew  12s.  blew  £3  4s.  at  8  per 

ounce    .  .  .  .  .         3  16     0 

For    a    fou    of    bear    for    meall 

£2  12s 2  12     0 

Aug.  12  For  2  tb.  sope  lOsh.  10s.  15s.  10s. 

10s.  10s 3     5     0 

For  65  stacks  peats  casten  in  the 

moss,  £1  10  for  30^  of  them  .  45  15  0 
For  spices,  pickles,  etc.  from  Ms. 

Oliphant         .  .  .  .         4     8     0 

To  William  Mitchell  pairt  of  his 

fathers  account  for  backing  .  110  0  0 
For  corks  from  Edinburgh  £7  2s.  7  2  0 
For   limons    and   orangs   £7   8s. 

more  £4  16s.  .  .  .       12     4     0 

For  sundry  things  sent  by  Ms. 

Monro  such  as  solan  gees,  herin, 

bread,  etc.     .... 
For  brandy  at  £2  2s.  per  pint 
For  a  barrill  of  herin  •         • 


12     8 

0 

48     6 

6 

5  10 

0 

I 


[Scots 

£ 

s. 

d. 

6 

0 

0 

10 

8 

0 

15 

2 

6 

0 

6 

0 

1 

4 

0 

2 

8 

0 

6 

4 

0 

1709]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  77 

[Housekeeping] 
For  diner  at  Channelkirk  going  to 

toun      ..... 
For  linin  washing  while  14  days  in 

Edinburgh     .... 
For  3  bolls  malt  from  Preston  of 

ane.  old  account  in  full  of  all  he 

can  ask  or  crave  15 
For  cariing  bagage 
For  spirit  of  wine  14  sh.,  2  tb. 

pouder  10s. 
For  4  tb.  suger 
For  8  hunder  Dumbar  herins 
For  a  cariage  and  a  half  pay'd 

John  Waugh  to  Edinburgh      .         2     5     0 
For  a   stack  piets  from  Robert 

Hope  in  winter 
For  3  veals        .... 
Sep.  26    To    William    Burnit    for    couper 

work  since  9  Sept.  last   . 
For  8  darg  troves  casting  at  6 

pence  per  day 
For    51    loads    colls    from    Itell 

[?Etal]  Hill  at  6d.  per  load     . 
For  a  stone  and  a  tb.  butter  from 

John  Mair  in  Jerriswood 
For  1  tb.  suger  18s.  more  18s.  18s. 

14s.  £1  16s.    .... 
For  a  four  gallon  barrill  being  1^ 

aghtendeel  wite  boonties  and 

Irf    aghtendell    graw    errete  ^ 

was    16    gulders    3    sturs   the 

profite  and  exchange  of  mony 

by  Lewis  Pringle  in  all  is  .       19     9     0 

For  a  firikine  Dutch  sope  from 

Lewis  Pringle  .  .  .         9  12     0 


7 

0 

a 

6 

10 

0 

12 

0 

0 

2 

8 

0 

15 

6 

0 

3 

8 

0 

5 

14 

0 

'  Aghtendeel  wite  boonties  =  eighth  part  of  white  beans  (harricot  beans), 
and  aghtendell  graw  errete  =  eighth  part  of  grey  peas.  The  words  are  old 
Dutch  phonetically  spelled. 


78 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1709 


[Housekeeping] 

For  a  leg  beef  and  the  trips  of  it 
For  2  dusone  hard  fish  from  Will 

Patton  .... 

For  veniger       .... 
For  a  botle  of  oyl 
For  half  a  dusone  aples  to  Grisie 
For  a  botle  oyl 
For  frawght  and  other  expences  of 

bringing  the  Spaw  water  from 

Lieth  to  Edinburgh 
For  a  veall  from  Munga  Brounlies 
Oct.      For  candle  £2,  more  £3  12s.  more 

12s 

For  1  tb.  spice 

For  cheas  at  £2  2s.  per  stone 

For  brandy  at  £2  16  per  pint 

For  tobaca 

To    workmen    for    clineing    the 

closes    ..... 
For  24  bolls  2  fous  2  pecks  meall 

made  in  Jan^  last  and  put  in 

the  ark  at  £5  10s.  the  boll  oats 
For  31  bolls  oats  to  the  horses  at 

£6  the  boll  betwixt  the  2d  Oct^ 

1708   and  the  1st   Sep^   1709, 

that  the  horse  was  taken  in 
For   5   bolls   horse   corn   in   the 

abovesaid  time  £3 
For  foulls  that  was  fed  1  bol,  2  f. 

cLIj       otrO  •  •  •  •  • 

For  f eading  all  the  fouls  in  generall 
and  swine  3  bolls  3  f.      . 

For  peas  to  the  horse  in  abovesaid 
time  2  bols  1  f .  at  £7 

For  pies  to  the  fed  swine  in  above- 
said  time,  etc.  2  bols  4  f .  . 

For  12  bolls  2  fows    oats   made 


[Scots] 
£  s.  d. 
4     10 

14  13     0 

1  10     0 

2  2  0 
2  14  0 
2     2     0 


11     6  0 

2     0  0 

6     4  0 

14  0 

1  16  0 
6  17  0 

2  6  0 

1  10  0 


132     0     0 


186     0  0 

15     0  0 

8     8  0 

21  12  0 

15     8  0 

19  12  0 


1709]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  79 

[Housekeeping]  [Scots] 

in  meall  in  May  last  wherein         £    s.  d. 

there  was   84   stone   houshold 

meall  and  10  stone  twise  shield 

meall    and    8    stone    given    to 

Munga     Park     for    Langshaw 

milnetakeof  £11  4s.  forMun[g]a 

Parks  the  oats  comes  at  £6  to       63     4     0 
For  horses  in  the  abovesaid  time 

6  bolls  1  f.  2  p.  at  £6      .  .        37  16     0 

For  light  oats  at  half  price,  7  bols, 

1  f .  2  p 21  18     0 

For  pies  to  the  horse  1  bol  3  f .  at 

£7 9     4     0 

For  pies  to  swine,  pigions,  etc.  3 

bols  If 22     8     0 

For  bear  stra  to  the  horse  at  8  per 

th.  19  th 7  12     0 

For  200  threve  oat  stra  at  12  per 

th 120     0     0 

For  19  th.  bear  stra  at  8s.  per 

threve  ..... 
For  3  cows  gras  in  the  Mains 
For  milk  £2  2s.  cheas  £2  2  sh. 
For  a  leg  bief 
For  a  stone  butter     . 
For  spices  suger  etc.  from  Charles 

Ormiston        .  .  .  .       12     0     0 

For  spices  £l  18,  starch  £l,  tobaca 

and  snuff  £3  10s.  .  .         6     8     0 

For  expences  in  botleing  the  clarit 

and  puting  14  dusone  a  bottles 

in  shiepboord  for  London         .         9  18     0 
For  1  stone  3  quarters  candle  from 

Greenlaw  since  Oct.         .  .         6     0     6 

For  three  bolls  of  wheat  bought 

from  Rutherfoord  .  .       36     0     0 

To  Alexander  Wood  for  cariing  all 

this  year  and  pairt  of  the  last  .       18     4     0 


7 

12 

0 

12 

0 

0 

4 

8 

0 

3 

4 

0 

3 

6 

0 

80  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1709 

[Housekeeping] 

For  bringing  pigeons  6s.     . 
For  two  milk  cows  from  the  Park 
For  2  veals  from  the  Park 
For  five  cows  from  the  Park  kild 
For  34  sheap  kild  in  the  house 
For  9  sheap  salted  in  the  ladner  . 
For  11  lambs  kild  to  the  house     . 
For  bringing  pigions  6s. 
Deem'"  1  For  drinkmony  for  pigions  from 

Rutherfoord  .... 
From  daybook  for  this  year 
For  suger  pickles,  etc.  from  Ms. 

Olifent  .... 

For  14  rucks  hay  at  £9  per  pice 
For  graseing  13  horses 


[Scots] 

£  s. 

d. 

0  6 

0 

72  0 

0 

8  0 

0 

130  0 

0 

137  6 

0 

36  0 

0 

24  0 

0 

0  6 

0 

0  12 

0 

173  12 

0 

50  0 

0 

126  0 

0 

156  0 

0 

S.2603     0     8 


Mellerstaines,  January  1710.     Housekeeping. 
Deb.  to  Cash. 

Sterling 
For  14  bolls  bear  for  two  steeps  of 

malt  at  £8  10s.  Scots  which  is  in 

English  moony  14  sh.  2d.         .         9  18     4 
For  makeing  the  two  kills  full  of 

mallt  at  Kelso        .  .  .         0  18  10| 

For  2  stone  barlie  6s.  4d.     .  .         0     4     6 

For  8  lb.  paper  16s.,  1  lb.  nutmugs 

10s.,  a  botle  oyl  3s.  6d.  .  .  19     6 

For  4  ounces  blew  3s.  4  lb.,  starch 

Is.  6d.  .....         0     5     6[sic] 

For  a  muchkine  orang  floor  water 

2s.  6d 0     2     6 

For  6  dusone  limons  and  2  duson 

oranges  .  .  .  .         10     0 


1 

2 

6 

6 

5 

8 

0 

9 

6 

1 

10 

8 

i7io]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  81 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 

For  7  pints  of  miim  .  .         0  11     8 

For  suger  at  Is.  2d.  per  !b.  from 

Sir  Robert  Blackwood     .  .         1  13     6 

For  bisket  to  my  L[ord]  Marches 

childreen  and  Lord  Grahme     .         0     3     0 

For  4  botles  of  white  wine  at  4s. 

per  pint  .  .  .  .         0     9     0 

For  a  barrill  of  Liews  herin  £l  Is. 
8d.  cariing  from  Lieth  lOd. 

For  brandy  at  4s.  lOd.  per  pint 

For  4  botles  brandy  at  4s.  8d.  per 
pint  and  cariing  2d. 

For  3  dusone  and  4  hard  fish 

For  washing  linins  in  Edinburgh 

near  10  weeks         .  .         .         112 

For    starcht    linins    dresing    and 

washing  said  time  .  .  .         12     0 

For  expences  going  in  to  Edin- 
burgh and  comeing  out  .         1  10     0 

For    cariages    in    that    time    by 

Wood  .  .  .  .         0  16     0 

March  1  To  household  expence  in  Edin- 
burgh near  10  weeks  brought 
from  daybook  this  year  .  .         8     7     8 

For  2  stone  candle  from  Greenlaw 
at  6sh.  .... 

For  13  ells  seckin  at  lOd.  per  ell  . 

For  a  peck  floor 

For  a  back  say  and  a  rump  of  bief 

For  a  for  leg  of  veall 

For  half  a  leg  of  bieff 

For    I  tobaca  Is.  1|,  pips  2d|, 
chark  3d|       .... 

For  12  flasks  Burgundy  at  7s.  per 

flask      .  .  .  .  .         4     4     0 

For  a  tb.  cinamon  10s.,  |  ib.  cloves 

5s.  I  mace  12sh.     .  .  .         17     0 

F 


0 

12 

0 

0 

10 

la 

0 

2 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

1 

0 

6 

8 

0 

1 

n 

82 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1710 


[Housekeeping] 

For  2  stone  rice  at  8  sh.  per  stone 

For  half  a  pound  Bohea  tee 

For  I  lb.  green  tee     . 

For  a  barrill  salt  cod  from  Bailiff 
Fall  in  Dumbar 

For  cariage  of  the  cod  from 
Dumbar 

For  a  boll  oats  to  the  mares 

For  cariages  payd  Alexander 
Wood 

For  pigions 
Ap.  3d  For    a   pint    of    oile    [?]    to   the 
werping  .... 

For    a    fatt    oxe    from    Thomas  "1 
Turner  to  kill  .200 

For  corn  to  the  above- 
said  oxe  at  £7 10s.  per 
boll       .  .  .  0  17     6 

For  12  bolls  of  oates  made  of  meall 
at  12  sh.  6d.  per  boll,  there  was 
of  houshold  meall  48  ston,  of 
meall  for  sour  cakes  5  stone, 
for  meall  to  the  foulls  30  stone, 
there  was  three  pecks  of  grots 

For  twelve  bolls  oates  made  in 
meall  103  stone  103  stone  [sic] 
and  6  pecks  of  grots,  thire  oats 
was  at  12sh.  6d.  per  boll 

The  meall  of  thire  24  bolls  oats 
was  begune  to  on  the  23d  of 
November  last  1709 

For  15  bolls  oates  to  the  coach 
mares  preceeding  the  1st  of 
Aprill  at  the  Christinmas  fiers 
£7  10s.  Scots 

For  3  bolls  to  straingers  horse 
preceeding  the  1st  of  April 


[Sterling] 
£  s.  d. 
0  16  0 
110 
0     5     0 

13     4 


0     2 

6 

0  13 

4 

0     3 

6 

0     2 

0 

0     0 

2 

2  17 

6 

7  10     0 


7  10     0 


9     7     6 
1  17     6 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


83 


y 


[Housekeeping] 

For  3  fous  oates  to  the  cart  horses 
For  2  bolls  2  fous  to  the  swine  and 

fouls  preceeding  1  Aprill 
For  9  bolls  light  oates  to  the  foils 

and  other  3  horses  preceeding 

the  1st  of  Aprill  at  5sh.  per  boll 
For  3  fous  peas  to  the  mares  at  15 

sh.  per  boll    .... 
For  1  boll  bear  made  in  meall  at 

15sh.  per  boll 
For  a  sow  from  Adam 

Hutchison      .  .10     0 

For  a  boll  oats  to  feed 

the  abovesaid  sow     0  12     6 
For  a  fow  of  peas  to  the 

sow  and  1  peck       .  0     3     9J 
For  10  forpers  ^  of  peas  reckon' d 

1  furlit  and  a  peck  at  15  sh.  per 

boll  given  to  the  pigions 
For  2  forpets  peas  to  the  house 
For  1|  fows  peas  to  the  mares  at 

J.  Oo*  •  •  •  •  • 

For     I    fow    bear    meall    from 

Widow  Wight 
For  limons  and  oranges  at  2s.  6d 

per  duson 
For  2  duson  limons    . 
For  brandy  at  5sh.  per  pint 
For  a  stone  butter     . 
For  100  herins  . 
For  salt  pitter  8d.  4d. 
For  6  bolls  4  fous  and  3  fourtperts 

came  to  the  horse  oats    . 
For  half  a  stone  of  pouder  4d| 


[Sterling] 
£  s.  d. 
0     6     6 

18     4 


2     5  0 

0     9  0 

0  15  0 

1  16  3 


0  3     9 

0  0     9 

0  4     6 

0  18 

0  8     0 

0  5     0 
18     1 

0  6     0 

0  2     4 

0  10 

4  18 

0  3     0 


^  Forpet,  forper,  or  fourtpert  is  stated  by  Jamieson  to  be  the  fourth  part  of  a 
peck,  or  in  other  words  a  lippy.  Lady  Grisell,  however,  makes  it  the  fortieth 
part  of  a  boll,  or  equal  to  if  of  a  lippy.     This  entry  is  arithmetically  wrong. 


[Sterling' 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

7 

6 

0 

2 

0 

0 

6 

5 

0 

1 

0 

0 

2 

5 

0 

1 

6 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

11 

0 

0 

18 

0 

0 

3 

4 

84  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1710 

[Housekeeping] 

For  6  gross  of  corks  . 

For  a  botle  of  spirits 

For    several!    small    things    for 

Rachels  backing 
For  killing  3  swine     . 
For    the    coches    going    in    for 

Colonel  Stewarts  lady     .  .         0     16 

For  the  cartes  going  to  Edinburgh 

for  the  kavie  etc. 
For  4  tl).  small  candle  Is.  6d. 
May  27  To  Alshy  Wood  for  cariing 
For  2  lb.  hopes  2s.  4d. 
For  22  gooslings  from  Togoe  [sic] 
For  a  firikine  of  sope  as  it  cost  at 

Newcastle      .... 
For  10  lb.  Cheshire  cheas 
For  whittining  to  the  wals  Is.  3d. 

Glew  Is.  6d. 
For   bring[ing]   the   firikin   sope 

from  the  Hirsile 
June  16  For  wild  foull  from  Bowir  3  sh. 

For  sundry  small  things  in  Edin- 
burgh 3sh.  more  2sh. 
For    Ginelkirk    bill    going    and 

comeing  the  first  of  June 
For  boord  wages  to  three  servants 

in  Edinburgh 
For  the   coach  mares   at   Kelso 

with  Lady  Rutherfoord  . 
For  eight  dargs  of  truffs  casting 

by  Mowit       .... 
For  2  swine  from  Adam  Hutchison 
For  servants  beds,  etc.  at  Edin- 
burgh   .  .  .  .  .         0     10 
For  a  cariage  of  clarit  and  another 

of  cloathes     .  .  .         .         0     5    0 

For  4  lb.  candle  Is.  8d.      .  .         0     18 


0 

1 

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3 

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5 

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0 

9 

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0 

1 

2 

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4 

0 

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17 

6 

I7I0]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  85 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

For    1|    gros    korks    2s.    5|    tb.         £    s.  d. 

almonds  Is.   .  .  .  .         0     3     5 

For  500  herin  5s.  lOd.,  500  herin 

5  sh 0  10  10 

For  tobaca  a  tb.  Is.  lOd.     .  .         0     1  10 

For  wildefoull  plivergs  [sic]  gray 

at  6d.  green  5d.  per  pair,  ducks 

6d.  per  pice  small  tiel  4d.  per 

pice       .  .  .  .  .         0     5     8 

Sep.    For  bringing  wine  from  Dumbar 

etc.  M.  Brounlies  .  .         0  10     4 

For  salt  from  Munga  at  4d.  §  per 

peck      .  .  .  .  .         0     8     6| 

For  cariages  of  Spaw  water,  etc., 

by  Alshy  Wood      .  .  .         0  16     0 

For  suger  at  8d.  a  pound  got  by 

Lady  Couston         .  .  .         116 

For  pears  and  aples  at  the  second 

hand  a  gess  ^  of  both       .  .         0     8     0 

For  a  gess  of  aples  from  Purvis 

Hall      ..... 
For  frute  at  the  fair 
For  barberies  in  drinkmony 
30  Oct.    For    cariages    by    Alshy    Wood 

preeceeding  this  day 
For  22  wild  foull  at  6  pence  a  pice 
For  2  bolls  meall  from  Jerriswood 

at  £6  per  boll  .  .  .       01     0     0 

Decm^   For  wine  from  the  Taverin  in  all 

£4  wherof  £l  set  in  d[ay]  book         3     0     0 
For    colls    at    Edinburgh    from 

midle  November  till  January, 

£l  16s.  6d.  wherof  £l  4s.  8d.  set 

in  day  book  .  .  .         0  11  10 

To  Alshy  Wood  for  cariages  from 

8  Novr  till  January,  £l  6s.  6d. 

^  Gess  or  guess  applied  as  a  measure  for  apples  and  pears  two  or  three 
times,  but  no  information  as  to  its  meaning  has  been  found. 


0 

7 

6 

0 

3 

6 

0 

1 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

11 

0 

86 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1710 


[Housekeeping] 

wherof  8s.  6d.  more  2s.  in  day 

book  ..... 
For  bread  sent  to  Mellerstaines  , 
For  ale  from  Baillie  Hay  when 

Grisie  was  maried  . 
For  brandy        .... 
For  drags  to  the  efflixar     . 
For   a   pice   of   wine   at   Grisies 

mariage  from  Doc:  Melvin     . 
For  aples  bought  at  Kelso 
For  a  lofe  suger  at  Is.  Id. |  per  lb. 
To  Ms.  Howie  for  linins  to  our  beds 
For  spices  .... 

To  Alshy   in  full   of  this  years 

cariages  .... 

For  milk  from  Adam  Hutchisons 

ewes  at  2d.  per  pint 
For    butter    bought    from    John 

Main  in  Jerriswood  at  5sh.  4d. 

per  stone,  13 1  ston  more  3  lb. 

wight  ..... 
To  Provist  Brown  ane  old 

account  taken  on  1705 
For   meall   to   fead   foulls   from 

Widow  Wight  at  16d.  per  ston 

12  stone  .... 
For  2  st.  3  lb.  cheas  from  her  at 

3  sh.  per  stone 
For  4  fous  malt  to  the  servants 

in  winter  .... 
For  19  stacks  of  piets  being  a  foot 

larger  then  the  £4  staks  I  payd 

Tam    Youll    4sh.  2d.  ster.  for 

91  stacks        .  .     3  10  10 

For   10   double   stacks 

piets  casten  by  Mowit 

and  Lindsay  at  the 

same  price  for  5  stacks   117     6 


Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

16 

0 

0 

3 

6 

0 

16 

8 

0 

17 

8 

0 

4 

0 

28 

10 

0 

0 

6 

8 

0 

7 

6 

0 

2 

6 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

3 

4 

3  12  0 

Oil     0  0 

0  16  0 

0     6  6| 

0  14  8 


5     8     4 


I7I0] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


87 


[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

To    William     Mitchell     in     full        £    s.  d. 

of  his  fathers  account  for  bake- 

ing         .  .  .  .  .         7  13     4 

For  wine  seek  brandy  at  Grisies 

mariage  from  George  Christy  7  12     6 

For  4  Turkies  bought  in  Septem- 
ber at  Ripath  .  .  .         0     8     0 
For  seek  ale  etc.  furnish  by  Ms. 

Monro  16  Aug.        .  .  .  1  10     O 

For  47  loads  cols  quherof  6  small 

from  Itell       .  .  .  .         12     0 

For  Androw  Lams  expence  at  the 

colls 0     10 

For    sundry    things    bought    by 

Androw  Lamb  such  as  bread, 

fish,  butter,  wild  foull,  etc.       .         3     9     6 
For  chickens  bought  by  Lamb    .         0  15     0 
Aug.     For  stoktens  draps  2s.  2s.  .  .         0     4     0 

For  oranges  and  limons      .  .  1  13     0 

For  brandy        .  .  .  .  1  10     3 

SepJ".  For  tobaco,  etc.         .  .  .         0  10  IQ 

For   severall   things    bought   by 

Francy  Newton  as  oysters, 

solan  geess,  limons,  snuff,  etc.  16     0 

For  meat  bought  in  the  Market  of 

Edinburgh  by  Robert  Mander- 

sons  bill  .  .  .  .         7  10     O 

For  spices  at  the  mariage  .         0     7     0 

For  one  boll  oats  to 

fead  two  swine  and 

2  fous  at  17s.  6d.       10     0 
For    3    fous    bear    at  !>         2     1     4 

13s.  4d.  per  boll         0     8     0 
For    4    fous    peas    at 

16s.  8d.  .  0  13     4  ^ 

For  2  bolls  1  fow  bear  given  for  2 

bolls  malt  from  Sticher  13s.  4d. 

boll 19     4 


88 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1710 


0     2     8 


[Housekeeping] 
To  the  foulls  of  bear 

1  fow 
To  the  foulls  of  oates  4 

fous       .  .  0  10     0  , 

For  peas  to  the  pigions  12  forpets  ^ 

at  16s.  6d.  per  boll  is  about 
For  3  fous  peas  to  the  mares  at 

16s.  6d.  is  about 
For  oates  to  the  mares,  etc.,  till 

3d  September  3  bols  1  fow 
For    ,oats    to     straingers    horse 

abovesaid  time  4   B:   2   f.   at 

12s.  6d. 
all  crop  Made  in  meall  12  bolls  4  fous  at 
1709.        12s.  6d.  per  boll  is 

For  a  boll  bear  for  feeding  the 

borr      .  .  .  .  . 

For  bear  to  the  milne  for  servants 

9  fous   ..... 
For    oate    stra    at    6d.    per    200 

th[reve]         ... 
For  40  threave  bear  stra  at  4d. 

per  threve     .... 
For  40  th:  peas  stra  at  6d.  being 

very  ill  .... 

For  hay  this  year  from  Coltcrooks 

meadow         .... 
For  a  veall  calf  from  John  Hope 
For  28  fatt  sheap  bought  from  the 

Park  at  9s.  2d. 
For  5  fatt  nowt  from  the  Park     . 
For  6  sheap  and  a  cow  to  the 

servants  from  Park 
For  14  lambs  from  the  Park  at  4s. 

per  pice 
For  3  more  sheap  to  the  servants 


[Sterling 
£    s.  d. 

0 

12 

8 

0 

5 

1 

0 

9 

10| 

2 

0 

0 

2 

15 

0 

7 

10 

0 

0 

13 

4 

1 

4 

0 

5 

0 

0 

0 

13 

4 

2 

0 

0 

9 

15 

0 

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0 

12 

16 

8 

11 

9 

8 

2 

15 

4 

2 

16 

0 

0 

15 

0 

1  See  p.  83. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  89 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

£  s.  d. 
For  meat  to  Georg  Baillies  man  .  0  12 
For  2   bolls  malt  from  Androw 

Broun  that  was  brown  in 

strong  ale  in  October      .  .         2     0     0 

For  2  sheaf)  to  the  servants         .         0     5     6 
For  expence  for  the  tenant  bring- 
ing meall  Brughton  .  .         0     6     0 
For    suger,    frutes,    pickles,    etc. 

from  Ms.  Olifent     .  .  .         6     5     0 

For    sundry    things    from    Char: 

Ormston  per  account      .  .         1  15  10 

For  a  firikine  soap     .  .  .         10     6 

For  ewes  milk  from  Georg  Newton        0     3     4 
To    Charles    Hay,    baxter,    for 

backen  meat  at  one  diner  when 

Grisie  was  maried  .         .  .         5     0     0 

To  Thomas  Fenton  for  confections 

and  milk  one  diner  at  Grisies 

mariage  .  .  .  .       11  15     0 

For  household  expence  at  Meller- 

stains  from  1st  March  till  1st 

July,  brought  from  Day  book  .         7     5     6j^ 
For  household  expence  in  Edin- 
burgh, June  and  July     .  .       17     3     3 
For  household  expenc  at  Meller- 

steans,  Aug.  and  September    .         1     8     6^^ 
For  household  expence  Nov^  and 

Decmr  at  Edinburgh        .  .        10     4     2 

For  13  rucks  hay  from  the  Park 

at  15sh.  per  pice  ,  .         9  15     0 

For  graseing  12  horses  at  £l  the 

pice       .  .  .  .  .        12     0     0 

£345189^ 


90  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1714 


Mellerstaine,  Janr.  1st  1714.     Houshold  Expences. 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 
To  Mrs.  Liver  for  six  turkies       .         0  10     9 
For  44f  pints  Brandy  from  Will 
Robison  in  Aymouth  in  part 
payment         .  .  .  .         4  15     0 

To  expence  of  the  horse  that  caried 

the  Brandy  .  .  .         0     0  10 

March  26  To  John  Baillie  Sm-gen  in  full  of 

all  Accounts  .... 
For  half  a  stone  starch 
For  expences  at  Faladam  ^  going 

6    and    8d.    Ginelkirk    coming 

home  7  and  8d.      . 
For  washing  at  Edn:  till  10  March 
For  small  thing  such  as  powder 

and  oyl,  etc. 
For  three  chopins  of  Hunny 
For  Brandy  at  4d.  the  pint 
For  snuff  5s.      . 
For  suger  and  other  small  things 

given  out  by  myself 
For  a  Milk  Cow  at  Faladam 
For    corks    to    the    cherie    and 

botleing  of  it  at  Lieth     .  .         0     2     7 

For  30  dusone  oranges,  20  dusone 

limons  at  15d.  p  duson,  out  of 

which  I  had  8  gallons  orrange 

wine  and  large  twelve  gallons 

of  pansh  and  2  dusone  oranges 

beside  to  preserve  .  .  .         3     2     6 

For    a    cariage    of    cherie    and 

customs  .  .  .  .         0     2     7 

For  cariing  trunk  6d.,  drinkmony 

6d.,  horse  brecking  .  .         0     10- 


1  17 

7 

0     2 

8 

0  14 

4 

0  18 

0 

0     2 

0 

0     6 

0 

7  12 

0 

0     5 

0 

0     8 

6 

2  16 

8 

A  small  village  lying  between  Edinburgh  and  Mellerstain. 


1714]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  91 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

For   2    bolls    2   fows   Malt   from         £    s.  d. 

stonerige  Tividale  measure       .         2     6     0 
For  10  bolls  oates  at  4£  15d.  Scots 

pr  boll  out  of  which  there  Is. 

6d.  stone  twise  sheeld  Meall  two 

pecks  of  Meall  which  is  recond 

duble    Meall    and    sixty    three 

stone  of  servants  Meall  8  pecks 

of  seads  .  .  .  .         3  19     2 

For  three  bolls  one  fow  Malt  from 

Berwick  at  15s.  the  Lowthien 

boll  3£  customs  4d.  .  .         3     0     4 

For  7|  stone  butter  last  year  from 

Jerri  swood  at  5s.  pr  ston  .         1  17     6 

For         bolls  Meall  from  Jerris- 

wood  to  Edn. 
Ap.  14  For  sope,  candle,  etc.  from  Lied- 

house  Merchant  haveing  cleard 

all  with  him  this  day 
For  cariing  by  Wood 
To  carrin  for  snuff  Is.  ornistons 

stable  Is.       . 
For  cards  Is.  4d.,  3|  lb.  resins  Is. 

5d.y%,  wax  4d.  ^^"'2   . 
For  Brewing  7  bolls  Malt  by  Mrs. 

Ainsly  ..... 
For  a  ston  hopes  to  the  said  Malt 

out  of  which  I  had  a  puntion 

very  strong  Ale  10  gallons  good 

second  Ale  and  four  puntions  of 

Beer      ..... 
For  Diets  from  Hume  Mose  this 

winter  ..... 
Ap.  21  For  salt  a  boll  .... 
To  the  English  Butcher  for  mak- 
ing a  sow  in  hambs 
Ap.  28  For  a  firriken  sope  from   New- 
castle l£  Is.  6d.  cariing  Is.  6d. 


0 

6 

0 

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5 

0 

0 

2 

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0 

14 

0 

0 

8 

6 

0 

8 

0 

0 

2 

6 

1 

3 

0 

92 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1714 


[Housekeeping] 

For  cariing  hopes  etc.  6d.  . 
May     For  5  lb.  butter  from  John  Person' 

2s.  6d.  more  18  lb.  more  9d. 
For  14  lb.  at  5d.  5s.  lOd.     . 
For  3  old  Geess  at  8d.  6  young 

ones  at  6d.  almost  at  full  gruth 
For  baling  at  Preston  Is.  6d.     At 

Ginelkirk  4s.  ... 

To     Mrs.    Crafoords     Maid     Is. 

Francy  Newtons  2s.  6d.    John 

Barr  Is.  ...  . 

To  mens  boord  wages  at  Edn. 
For  pometum  to  the  bairens 
For    47    pints    of    Cherie    from 

Gilbert  Stewart 
For    2    duson    and    nine    botles 

muchkins  of  fruntimack  from 

Will:  Carss     .... 
For  a  veal  calf  from  the  hird 
For  drink  at  Dunce  Is.  6d.,  drink 

at  Langshaw  Is.     . 
For  floor  from  Berwick  3s.,  suger  2s. 
For  8  pecks  Meall  for  fouls  at 

Kelso    ..... 
For  Bieff  5s.      . 

For  1  ston  wight  figs  and  resins   . 
May   For  bread  and  drink  at  Edn.  in 

Francy  Newtons  Lodging 
To  servants  of  boord  wages 
For  Tee  from  Lewis  Pringle  in  full 

of  all  accounts 
To  William  Robison  in  Aymouth 

in  pairt  payment  of  44|  pints 

brandy  at  42d.  pr  pint  . 
For  goosberies  to  botle  at  3d.  a 

pint  2s.  6d.,  cheries  to  preserve 

at  3d.  600      .... 


Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 
0     0     6 

0 

17 

4 

0 

5 

0 

0 

5 

6 

0 
0 
0 

4 
4 
2 

6 
0 
6 

6     5     0 


2 

5 

0 

0 

5 

9 

0 

2 

6 

0 

5 

0 

0 

9 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

6 

2t^ 

0 

3 

0 

0 

2 

0 

2 

18 

0 

4 

15 

0 

0     4     0 


1714]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  93 

[Housekeeping] 

July  15    For  wild  foull  .... 
To  men  with  7  horse  with  13f  bolls 

Meall  from  Jerri  s wood    . 
For  13|  bolls  Lithgow  measure 

Meall  from  Jerriswood  at  8  sh. 

the  boll 
For    5    duson   of    limons    to    be 

Joyce     

For  8  fous  wheat  from  Ridbreas 

<Ai\j  •  •  •  •  • 

For  11  gallons  and  a  pint  brandy 

at  27d.  pr.  pint 
For    bringing   the    brandy    from 

Dunglas         .... 
For    a    barrill    of    Herins    from 

Hempsead      .... 
For  5  bolls  4  fous  Bear  got  from 

George  Newton  at  7£  Scots  pr 

boll       ..... 
To  Robert  Hume  for  makeing  the 

steep  Malt     .... 
For  8  lb.  sope  4s.,  2  ounce  blew 

16d 

For  3  kishps  2s.  .  .  . 

For  3  dusone  Arrack  12s.  gallon 

and  packing  .... 
For  3  lb.  Tee  and  boxes 
For  6  fous  Malt  from  Stenrige      . 
For  4  ston  chease  from  Widow 

Wight  at  4s. 
For  14  lb.  courser  chease  at  3s.     . 
For  a  ston  Meall  for  foulls 
For  drink  money  for  frute 
For   Scarsburg   water    5    dusone 

botles  .... 

Aug.  18  For  8  pecks  salt  18  Aug.  10  pecks 

Salt       ..... 


[St( 
£ 

srlir 
s. 

d. 

0 

5 

0 

0 

1 

10 

5 

10 

0 

0 

5 

0 

1 

16 

0 

10 

0 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

16 

8 

3 

10 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

5 

4 

0 

2 

0 

5 

19 

0 

2 

16 

0 

1 

3 

0 

0 

16 

0 

0 

2 

8 

0 

1 

2 

0 

15 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

9 

0 

94 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1714 


"Housekeeping] 

[Sterling] 

For   swine   chease   Milk   and   all 

£    s. 

d. 

Gorg  Newton  can  ask  or  crave 

3     0 

0 

For    corn    eaten    by    swine    and 

fouls  allowed  George  Newton  . 

2     0 

0 

For  Bieff  from  Kelso 

0  10 

0 

For  some  small  things  given  out 

by  myself      .... 

0     7 

6 

To  Wood  for  cariing 

0     2 

0 

For  12  broom  bussoms 

0     0 

6 

Septmr.   For    a    years    work    payd    Will. 

Burnit  the  Couper 

0  10 

0 

For  couping  L.  Rutherfoords 

barrills            .... 

0     2 

6 

For  tinkler  work 

0     3 

0 

For  6  bolls  Bear  from  Mr.  Gowdy 

at  12s.  6d.  pr  boll  for  malt 

3  15 

0 

For  7  bolls  oats  for  Meall  at  9s. 

lOd 

3     4 

2 

For  casting  12  darg  trufes  with 

meat     ..... 

0     6 

0 

For  2  half  Barrills  of  Herin  from 

1  10 

9 

For   suger   at   9d.    and   at   13d. 

comes  to        ...          . 

4     1 

0 

For  Allocs  and  bay  Berries 

0     2 

8 

For  2  guess  Aples 

0  12 

8 

For  pears           .... 

0     6 

0 

For  sand  2s.  6d. 

0     2 

6 

Oct.  30    For  cariages      .... 

0  12 

0 

For  ry  bread  4  loves 

0     4 

8 

For  candle  4£  Is.  8d. 

0     5 

8 

For  bran  Is.  3d.,  corks  Is.  2d.    . 

0     2 

5 

For    8    galons   Ale  the  Princes  ^ 

birthday  at  the  Bonfier 

0  10 

8 

For  Mr.  Wilsons  Horse 

0     1 

2 

For  a  Bea  Skep  cariing  by  John 

Hope    ..... 

0     1 

II.     Old  s 

0 

^  The  birthday  of  the  Prince  of  Wales,  afterwards  George 

tyle 

10  Nov.  N.S. 


I7I4] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


95 


[Housekeeping] 
For  sundry  things  such  as  sope 

candle  from  James  Liedhous 
From  Day  Book  the  26  of  Nivem- 

ber  that  I  left  Mellerstaine 
For   small  things   given   out  by 

myself 

Forcariing  Is.  6d. more  Is.  more 9s 
For    expence    at    Faladam    and 

Dalkieth 
For  dry  fish  8s.  Hempsteed 
For  a  lb.  Tee  from  Blair    . 
For  a  botle  snuff  5s. 
For  Butter  at  Hardis  Mill 
For  Aples   4s.    6d.,  chickens  2s. 

tinker  at  Kelso  2s. 
For  couper  work  payd  Androw 
To  Jesper  when  he  went  to  Edn 

with  the  Horses 
Decmr  1    To  Charles  Ormston  in  full  of  al 

accounts 
For  I  lb.  Jocolet 
Edn     For  washing  cloathes  5s.     . 

For  a  lb.  of  Tee  from  Mr.  Blair 
For  1  lb.  Tee  Gilbert  Pringle 
For  suger  spices  and  sundry  other 

things  from  Mrs.  Olifer 
For  300  loods  of  Colls  from  the 

English  side  and  some  expences 

in  bringing  them  the  great  at 

6d.  the  small  3d.  at  the  hill  and 

what  I  hired  in  was  eliven  pence 

small  and  fourteen  great 
To  Charles  Ormston  in  full  of  all 

accomits         .... 
To  Alexr  Lamb  Candlemaker  in 

full  of  all  accounts  F.N. 
To  Baihff  Fall  in  Dumbar  in  full 

accounts  R.T.  of  wines   . 


[Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 

0  12  0 

22  16  0 

0  10  0 

0  11  6 

0  16  0 

0     8  0 

0  17  0 

0     5  0 

0  18  6 

0     8  6 

0  15  0 

0     2  0 

4  15  0 

0     2  0 

0     5  0 

0  18  0 

0  11  0 

8     0  0 


9  19     0 

0     2     0 

7     17 

18     2     0 


96  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1714 

[Housekeeping] 
London   To  Will  Robison  in  full   of   all 
accounts  of  wines  etc.  R.T.     . 
Decmr  18  For    drinkmony    for    the    Kings 
venison  etc. 
For  a  porter  to  carie  it 
For  boord  wages  to  Kate  and  Tarn 
for  ten  days  .... 
30       To  account  of  John  Baillies  boord 
wages  was  resting  him  when  I 
came  news  powder  oyl  etc. 
For  a  chaldron  of  colls  from  Tod 
For  250  billets  .... 
For  seller  rent  of  Cariage  of  6 

barrill  Herins  from  fiife  . 
For  cotten  to  be  candle 
For  3  duson  botles  Malligo  from 

Gil.  Stewart 
For  51  b.  2  fous  oates  to  the  horses 

<X\j   HjX^        •  •  •  •  • 

For  fouls  and  swine  11  bolls 
For  13  bolls  oates  to  straingers 

horses  .... 

For  7  bolls  light  com  at  50d. 
For  peas  to  pigeons  9  fows  at  15s. 

boll       ..... 
For  200  threve  stra  beside  beding 

ah    OCl*      •  •  •  •  • 

For  12  bolls  oats  for  Meall  and 

4  fows  .... 

For  24  bolls  more  for  straingers 

horse  Meall  etc. 
For  light  bear  at  5d.  pr  boll  to  the 

XiOx^O  •  •  •  •  • 

For  Ry  at  15s. 

For  Bear  2  bolls  at  12s.  6d. 


Sterling] 
£    s.    d. 

14     5 

0 

1     9 

0 

0     3 

6 

1     0 

0 

1     0 

0 

1  12 

0 

0     3 

0 

0     7 

0 

0     3 

6 

3     3 

4 

21     8 

4 

4  11 

8 

5     8 

4 

1     6 

8 

1     7 

0 

5     0 

0 

5     6 

8 

10     0 

0 

0  10 

0 

1     1 

0 

1     5 

0 

S. 279  19     6 


I7I5] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


97 


London,  January  1715.     Houshold  Expences. 


[Housekeeping] 
For   10   lb.   Westfalia  Hamb   at 

lid.  pr  lb.     . 
For  cloves  and  Nutmug  half  a 

pound  of  each  at  5s.  6d. 
For  half  a  pound  cinimon  . 
For  a  lb.  white  peper 
For  8  lb.  Barhe  at  3d.  pr  lb. 
For  a  litle  botle  hungary  water 
For  a  lb.  Bohea  Tee  16s.  Fergison 
For  a  lb.  Beco  Tee  24s.  Fergison 
For    I    lb.  fine  green  Tee    cal'd 

Hey  son  Tee  at  fergison  . 
For  a  lb.  firriken  of  sope 

For  two  Milk    . 

For  a  lb.  tobaco — Fergison 
For  2  duson  Arrack  at  14s.  the 

galon  Fergison 
1st      For  2 1  chaldron  colls  from  Tod 
For  a  Tun  of  Scots  Coll      . 
For   250   billets   3s.    25    brushes 

Is.  9d. 
For  2  barrills  of  sope 
For  Mutton  chops  Ms.   Boyd  and 

we  in  the  citv 
For  sope  blew  4s.  3d.y<^,  blew  3s 

more  Is.         .  . 

For  2  lb.  wax  candles  5 

For  bread  9d.,  toungs  Is.,  herin 

Id  -« 
For  Aples  100  18d.,  a  duson  2d. 
i  March  1st  For  a  firriken  of  sope  brock  up  this 

day       ..... 
For  bread  from  Day  Book  from 

18  Decmr  to  the  1st  March 
For  Bear  from  Day  Book  from 

G 


[SterlingI 

£    s.  d. 

0     9  2 

0  11  O 

0     5  0 

0     3  6 

0     2  0 

0    1  a 

0  16  O 

14  0 


0     8  0 

0     0  6 

0     0  6 

0  2  0 

4     4  0 

4     0  0 

1  16  0 

0     4  9 

15  6 

0     3  0 

0     8  3^% 

0     5  0 

0     1  10j-<^ 
0     18 

18  0 

2  17  3 


08 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1715 


[Housekeeping] 

18  Decmr  1714  till  the  1st  March 

1715 

For  Hoiishold  Expences  from 
Day  book  from  the  18th 
Decmr  1714  till  the  1st 
March  1715 

For  3  botles  Cinamon  water 

For  3  cakes  Ginger  bread  4  lb 
6cicn      •  •  •  • 

For  blew  8d.     . 

For  tobaca  2s.  Ale  2s.  powder  Is 
dit        For    2    chalder    of    colls    from 

Ghrame  all  charges 
ditt      For  500  billets  . 
dit        For  half  a  Tunn  of  Scots  coll 

For  blew  and  starch  3s.  4d. 

For  wine  from  a  frenchman 

For  4  botles  of  oyl  and  a  half 

For  cinamon  water    . 

For  stacktens  drops  2s.  Drogs  4s. 

For  Lisbon  suger  at  7d.  a  pound 

For  the  fraught  and  other  ex- 
pences of  a  barill  with  barly 
starch  blew  and  two  barrills  of 
Ap.  20        butter  .... 

May  13  For  4  lb.  powther  Ish.  8d.,  two 
wash  bals  6d.,  a  comb  6d. 

For  4  lb.  power  at  5  a  lb.,  irise 
root  powder  at  17d. 

For  1|  chalder  of  Colls  from  Tod 

For  lb.  rosted  cofiie  . 

For  Balsamick  cyrop 

For  confected  pears 

For  Almonds  6d. 

For  blew  8d.,  powd.  5s.,  2  month 
wash  ball  6d.,  bleck  6d.  . 

For  spice  and  barly  from  Mrs. 
Abercromby  .... 


[Sterling] 
£  s.  d. 
5     8     0 


37  11  10^4^ 
0  13     0 


0     6  0 

0     0  8 

0     5  0 

3  0  0 
0  6  0 
0  17  0 
0     3  4 

4  0  0 
0  13  6 
0  8  0 
0  6  0 
0     7  0 


1 

10 

0 

0 

2 

8 

0 

3 

1 

2 

8 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

1 

6 

0 

0 

6 

0 

6 

8 

0 

5 

6 

1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  99 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

For    5   weeks   washing   of   great         £     s.  d. 

linins  only     .  .  .  .  2     3     6 

For  2  weeks  sope  5s.  10  for  wash- 
ing 2  gouns  and  coats  6d.  .  0  6  8 
For  fine  suger  and  13d.  course  lofe 

at  lOd.  2  loves        .  .  .         0     9  11 

For  fraught  of  5  dusone  clarit  and 

a  box  with  prints  .  .  .         0     6     0 

For  expences   of  bringing  them 

out  of  the  ship        .  .  .         0     9     0 

13      For  a  weeks  sope  another  weeks 

sope  9  lb.  I  at  6d.  .  .         0     4     9 

For  sope  lid.  for  3  weeks  sope  till 

22d.  June  9s.  .  .  .         0     9  11 

For  sope  from   2d  June  till  15 

August  .  .  .  .         15     6 

For  paper  a  lb.  3s.  6d.,  barly  2s.  3  0  5  9 
For  tobaca  2s.,  pyps  6d.      .  .  0     2     6 

For  a  pain  of  glas  to  a  window  .  0  13 
For  Bear  from  1st  March  till  1st 

May 4  15     0 

To  drink  to  wrights  and  chimny 

sweap  .  .  ,  .         0     16 

To  Tarn  youll  at  Twittenham  .  0  10 
For  sope  Is.  3d.  .  .  .         0     13 

For  tobaca         .  .  .  .         0     2     0 

To  Polwarths  man  for  Spa  water 

Is.  more  Is.  .  .  .         0     2     0 

For  drink  bread  and  cheas  to  the 

scourers,  etc.  .  .  .         0     2     6 

For  sope  and  sand  to  scour  the 

house    .  .  .  .  .         0     3     0 

For  speaping  all  the  chimnys  of 

our  new  house        .  .  .         0     2     6 

For  fraught  of  2  hampers  wine  5s. 

other  expences  5    .  .  .         0  10     0 

For  nailing  up  the  vine  tree  .  0  18 
July  4     For  10  chaldron  colls  with  half  a 


100  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Housekeeping] 

chalder    into    them    being    12 

cart    fulls    12    seeks    each    1| 

chaldron  more 
For  8|-  lb.  fine  suger  at  12  j^^d.   . 
For  6|  lb.  suger  at  9d. 
To  litle  Charles  bell  Is. 
For  a  lb.  wax  candle  for  tobaca 

lighting  .... 

To    wonsar    park    keeper    for    2 

bucks  of  the  Kings  venison 
For    cariing    the    2    bucks    from 

winsour  park 
For  a  duson  lb.  mold  6  in  the  lb. 

candle  ..... 
For   half   a   Chalder   cols   owing 

Gryms  since  winter 
To    Tam    at    Twettenham    and 

Hamton  Court 
For  greens  to  the  parlour  chimny 
For  frute  2s.  Is.  more  3s.     . 
For  triming  10|  chalder  Cols  in 

the  seller        .... 
For  12  botles  Spa  water     . 
To  Charles  Hays  Nephew  ane  old 

account  of  backing 
For   fraught    and    cariage    payd 

Mill  for  5  dusone  Clarit  and  4 

botles  snuff 
For  cariing   my  brother   Kimer- 

ghams  box     .... 
For  frute  by  May  Minzies  to  the 

bairens  .... 

For    starching    linins    and    sope 

4s.  2d.  ..... 

For  pometam    .... 

For  Houshold  expences  from  day 

book  from  the  1st  March  till  the 

first  May        .  .  .  .       32  12     2^\ 


Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 

16     3     6 
0     8     8 
0     4  10j% 
0     10 

0     2 

6 

2     3 

0 

0     6 

0 

0     7 

6 

0  14 

6 

0     3 
0     1 

0     6 

0 
6 
0 

0     1 
0  15 

6 
0 

0  10 

9 

1     3 

0 

0     3 

0 

1 

0     8 

0 
i 

0     4 
0     1 

\ 
2 

6 

1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  101 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

For  Houshold  expences  from  day        £     s.    d. 

book  from  the  1st  of  May  till 

the  first  of  July     .  .  .       32     4  10^^ 

Aug.  26  For  half  a  pound  Bohe  Tee  from 

Mrs.  Johnston         .  .  .         0     9     0 

To    a    Butcher    for     Bieff     and 

mutton  the   Bieff  at   3d.   the 

mutton  at  3 y^^^^d.  pr  lb.  from  the 

12  July  till  the  1st  September 

Jo:  Betson     .  .  .  .         7  12     0 

To  John  Wright  Backer  for  bread 

and  floor,  etc.  from  the  first  of 

March  till  the  Last  of  August 

for  the  use  of  Thomas  Broun 

Backer  .  .  .  .         8     2     0 

To  Ambrose  Jackson  for  Bear  from 

the  first  of  May  till  the  last  of 

August  at  10s.  2  moneth  and 

9s.  2  moneth 
For  —  lb.  finest  suger  at  12d.  a  lb. 
For  —  lb.  of  courser  suger  at  9d.  j-**^ 
For —  lb.  of  coursest  lofe  suger  at 

oQ.  ..... 

For  Lisbon  powder  suger  at  6d.  . 
For  4  botles  Spa  water  at  14d.  a 

flask         4     8 
For  6  lb.  sago 

For  a  lb.  Tee  16s.,  |  lb.  Tee  12s.  6d 
Sep.  10    For  3  Chaldron  of  Colls  to  fill  the 

cole  house  up  .  .  . 

17  For  4  weeks  sope  till  this  day 
For  a  lb.  tobaca 
For  6  botles  Spa  water 

18  For  Houshold  expence  from  the 

1st  July  till  the  last  of  August 
from  day  book 
Sep.  18    For  a  duson  pound   10s.   in  lb. 
candles  molded  frenchman 


7 

12 

0 

0 

11 

6 

0 

4 

6 

0 

5 

0 

0 

5 

6 

0 

4 

8 

0 

18 

0 

1 

8 

6 

4 

5 

0 

0 

12 

3 

0 

2 

0 

0 

7 

0 

22 

1 

4 

0 

6 

6 

102  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Housekeeping] 

For  12  botles  Spa  water     . 

For  a  lb.  bohea  Tee  17s.,  a  lb. 

coffie  4s.,  a  lb.  Spice  3s. 
For  17j-*Y  lb.  westfalia  hamb  at 

lid.       ..... 

For  4  lb.  Bohea  Tee  Fergison 

For  12  lb.  candle 

For    2     lb.     Indigo     bought     in 

Scotland         .... 
For  56  lb.  of  Starch  bought  at 

Edn.      ..... 

For  7  stone  Pearl  barly  bought  at 

Edn.     ..... 

For  2  ston  shield  peas  bought  at 

Edn.      ..... 

For  a  barrill  and  pock  to  put  the 

abovsd  things  in 
For  a  botle  of  snuff 
For  a  bill  loadening  and  putting 

them  in  the  ship     . 
For  a  barrill  for  the  butter  Is. 

payd  Marion  Hempsteed  fishing 
For  cariing  and  boxes   Is.   lOd. 

more  lOd.       .... 
For  a  hamb  at  14d.  a  lb.  a  botle 

oyl  3sh.  6d.   .... 
Octr.  1    For  100  billets  a  string  of  roots  50 

brushes  .... 

For  a  dusone  Spa  watter    . 
For  setting  2  hogsheads  wine  by 

Mr.  Douglas's  cuper 
To  Captain  Douglases  Maid  for 

Tee,  etc.         .... 
For  2  Dusone  Mold  Candles  10  in 

the  lb.  . 
For  past  to  wash  hands,  etc.  and 

to  Mrs.  Colvile 


Sterling] 
£  s.    d. 
0  14     0 

1     4 

0 

0  15 

4     4 
0     6 

7 
0 
6 

1     0 

0 

0  18 

8 

1     8 

0 

0     5 

4 

0     2 

0     4 

0 

6 

0     4 

0 

0  15 

0 

0     2 

8 

0  19 

10 

1     1 
0  14 

6 
0 

0  10 

0 

0     2 

6 

0  13 

6 

0     4 

0 

1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  103 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 
For  a  botle  spirits  Is.  8d.    .       .  .         0     18 
Oct.  28    For    7    lb.    14    ounce 

suger  at  13    .  0     8     6| 

For    6    lb.    6      do. 

suger  at  g^^d.  0     5     0^^  0  15     S^ 

For  4  lb.  suger  at  5d.  0     18 
Nov.  8       For  2  dusone  Mold  Candles  6  and 

10  in  the  lb.  at  G^^d.      .  .         0  13     0 

For  a  dusone  Spa  water  14s.,  half 

a  lb.  Tee  8s.  .  .  .  12     0 

Ditto  28    For    a    thousand    billets    12s.    5 

brushes  3s.  6d.        .  .  .         0  15     6 

Ditt.  For  sope  from  the  23  of  Sepr  till 

the  28  Novr  .  .  .  .  13     8 

For  sope  more  gote  in  the  abovesd 

10  weeks        .  .  .  .         0     2     0 

For  powder  2s.  6d.  more  lOd.      .         0     3     4 
For    saffron    4s.    2d.     lead    ure 

6d 0     4     8 

For  genever  and  Rubarb  3s.  lOd.        0     3  10 
For  Tee  9s.    6  wax  candles  3  lb. 

12s.  6d 12     0 

For  a  Hogshead  of  Clarit  from 

Archbald  Hamilton  .  .       30     0     0 

For  a  Hogshead  of  Clarit  from 

Major  Boyd  .  .  .  .       30     0     0 

For  I  lb.  Tee    .  .  .-  .         0     8     0 

For  13  lb.  suger  at  9|d. 

pr  lb.  .  .   0  10     3  j^ 

For  11  lb.  10  ounces  suger 

at  123Ajd.  pr  lb.      .   0  12     1  ^^         2  13     1 
For  16  lb.  powder  suger 

at  6d.  18  lb  6  ou  at 

9d.         .  .  .   1  10     8 

For  a  Tun  of  Scots  Coll       .  .         1  16     0 

For  6  botles  champyne  at  7s.,  2 

botles  Harmtage  12s.  Dutches  2  14     0 


104 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[Housekeeping] 
For  10  dusone  botles  Port  wine 

from  Bonnet 
For   16   lb.   resins   at   4d.,  8   lb. 

curran:  S^-^^d. 
Decmr.31  For  Bear  from  Ambrose  Jackson 

from   1st    Sptb.  till    the  date 

here  at  9s.   per  barrill   and  a 

croun  more  for  stronger  Ale    . 
To   John   Betson   Butcher  from 

1  Septmr.  till  31  Decmr. 
To  Arther  Grumball  Backer  from 

1  Sepmr  till  31  Decmr.       19s. 
For  Houshold  expenc  from  day 

Book    from    1    Sepmr.  till    31 

Decmr.  .... 

For  sope  from  28  Novr.  till  the 

last  of  Decmr. 
For  wine  from  Gilbert  Black 
For  miscount  page  352 


[1715 

[Sterling 
£     s.  d. 
9     0     0 

0 

9     0 

7     8  0 

18  14  0 

5  19  3 

48  17  0 

0  15  0 

22     0  6 

10  0 


S. £441 


4  lOA- 


London,  January  1st,  1716    Account  of  Housekeeping 

For  4  lb.  powder  Is.   8d.  more 

2s.  2d 0     3  10 

For  a  weeks  sope  2s.  6d.  .  .  0  2  6 
21       For  3  weeks  frut  4s.  6d.     Bought 

myself  .  .  .  .  .046 

ditt        For  Candle  6  dusone  6s.  and  6 

dusone  10s.  in  the  lb.      .          .  3  18     0 

For  snuff  at  4s.  the  lb.       .          .  0     4    0 

For  sope  this  moneth          .          .  0     9     8 

For  a  lb.  paper  3s.  mace  Is.  3d.  .  0  4  3 
For  \  lb.  orange  pill  \  lb.  cordi- 

citron              ,          .          .          •  0     16 


:i7i6] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


105 


[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

For  1  lb.  Tee  l£  Is.  6d.,  cimone  £    s.  d. 

water4,  paste  18d.,pamatuni  Is.  18  6 
Febr.  1    For  12  lb. powder  5s.   4washballs 

1 0     6  0 

For  washing  my  brothers  shiets  .  0     5  0 

For  4  ounces  Rubarb  at  18d.  ounce  0  6  0 
For   3   lb.   Pistashi   nuts   at   Mr 

Toom's           .          .          .          .  0     6  0 

For  2  weeks  6s.  9d.  news  .  .  0  6  9 
For  fraught  of  3,  8  gallon  barrils 

with  Meall  Berwick          .          .  0     7  6 

For  a  bote  to  Hungerfoord  stairs  0  2  0 
For  a  cart  to  Broad  Streat  with 

the  meal  .  .  .  .  0  1  10 
febr.  10  For  a  porter  to  help  with  it  3d. 

warffage  4  .  .  .  .  0  0  7 
For    a   lb.   Bohe    Tee  from  Mr. 

Hamly            .          .          .          .  0  18  0 

For  a  lb.  green  Tee   .          .          .  0  16  0 

For  a  dusone  Nutmugs       .          .  0     5  0 

Foralb.  GreenTeeMr.  Hamlie  .  0  16  0 
For  a  litle  barrill  Sturgen  from 

Mr.  Heart      .          .          .          .  0     8  0 

For  ane  old  account  of  Spa  water  1  12  0 

For  a  suger  lofe  at  12d  j^^.             .  0     8  0 

For  sope  for  this  moneth  .  .  0  11  3 
;March  8  For  2  lb.  |  all  sorts  dry  sweat- 
meets  at  3s.  6d.,  paste  at  2s.  6d. 

I  lb 0  10  0 

For  1  lb.  al  sorts  white  confits     .  0     3  0 

For  a  box  prunellas  1^  lb.  .  .  0  2  0 
For  3  glases  wate  ^  sweatmeets  at 

6d 0     16 

For  I  lb.  waffers  .  .  .  0  10 
For  a  suger  lofe  at  12dj4j.  a  lb. 

weight  6|  lb.           .       " .          .  0     6  9 


^  Wet,  moist. 


106 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1716. 


[Housekeeping] 

For  4  ounces  Coffie  powder 

For  I  ounce  Nutmugs 

For  sope  this  raoneth 

For  powder  and  hungary  water 

For  Billets  and  brushes 

For  25  brushes 

For  a  Hamb  from  Gumly  at  10s 

6d.  a  lb. 
For  2  lb.  Bohea  Tee 
For  half  a  lb.  Tee 
31       For    Bieff    and    Mutton    for    3 

Monethes    payd    John    Betson 

Butcher  Bieff  3d.  Muton  3d 3%. 

shins  8d.         .  .  .  . 

March  31  For  bread  in  three  moneths  from 

Arther  Grumble 
For  1|  chalder  Colls  from  Ghrames 
For  a  suger  lofe 
Ap.  16  For  6  duson  of  Mold  candle  6  in 

the  lb.  at  7d. 
For  I  lb.  Tee  Mrs.  Abercrumby  in 

full  of  all  acctts 
For  Candle  10s.  in  the  lb.  3  duson 
For  a  lb.  Tee  from  Mr.  Hambly   . 
30       For  sope  in  this  moneth     . 
For  Coffie  18d.  oranges  3s. 
For  Coach  Is.    . 

For  News  2s.  6d.  plays  operas    . 
For  letters  6d.,  2d.     . 
For  suger  .... 

For  wash  balls  6        .  .  . 

May     For  5  Dusone  Botles  Clarit  got 

from  Major  Boyd 
For  suger  at  12d.  a  lb. 
For  sope  in  this  moneth 
For  25  lb.  Jacolet  made  by  Mr. 

Scots  orders 


[Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 


0     1 

6 

0     0 

5 

0  15 

0 

0     3 

6 

0  12 

0 

0     3 

0 

0  10 

0 

1  16 

0 

0     9 

0 

15     1  0 

5  14  0 

2     2  0 

0     7  9 

2     2  0 


0 

9 

0 

0 

19 

0 

0 

16 

0 

0 

14 

6 

0 

4 

6 

0 

1 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

0 

8 

0 

8 

6 

0 

1 

6 

8 

6 

0 

0 

7 

6 

0 

13 

6 

.530 


I7i6]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  107 


THousekeeping 

"Sterling 

June  1st 

For  121  Chalder  Colls  from 

£     s. 

d. 

Ghrames        .... 

17     1 

2 

For  2  botles  Champain  9s.,  2  botles 

Burgundy  8s.,  Chovet     . 

0  17 

0 

For  3  gallons  Rack  Mr.  Hambly 

2     8 

0 

For  Id.  botles 

0     2 

6 

For  a  lb.  Tee,  Hambly 

0  16 

0 

For  a  du.  Stockton  drops  13  or  14 

to  the  dusone 

0     9 

0 

For  6  flasks  Clarit 

1     4 

0 

For  a  kit  of  three  salmonds 

the  salmond  .          .         0  15     0 

For   the   kitt   boyling   and 

-. 

veniger,  etc.  .          .         0     4     0 

For  frought  to  London       0     2     0 

1     1 

0 

For  2  botles  Champaine 

0     9 

0 

For  2  botles  Champaine 

0     9 

0 

For  suger  and  12  botles  Spa  water 

1     3 

6 

For  suger           .... 

0  18 

10 

For  sope  in  this  Moneth     . 

0  16 

9 

For  6  flasks  Clarit  Muns  :  Chovet 

1     4 

0 

For  4  botles  Champaine 

0  18 

0 

For  3  gallons  Rack  from  Hamly 

2     8 

0 

July  16 

To  the  Keeper  of  Wonsour  Park 

for  a  Buck     .          . 

1     1 

0 

To    the    Carier    for    bringing    it 

home    ..... 

0     3 

0 

For  powder       .... 

0     6 

0 

For  a  lb.  of  Tee         .          .          . 

0  16 

0 

To  lose  at  Carts 

0  14 

0 

Pdin 

For  a  hogshead  Clarit 

from  Gilbert  Stewart  18£  0     0 

Scotland 

For  french  duty  7£  3  J^^d. 

custome  house  dues 

9s.  6d.  .          .          .       7  12     7{\f 
For   a   duble   cask   and 

packing          .          .07  lO^Hj 

26     0 

6 

For   fraught    10s.    London    duty  ■ 

108 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1716 


[Housekeeping] 
l£  2s.  6d.  other  expences  given 
out  by  Hendry  Mille  12s.  9d.     . 
July  31      To  the  Park  keeper  for  a  Buck  a 
guiny  the  carier  3s. 

For  spermacity  18d.,  Lozanges  2s 
saffron  3s.  6d.,  Baino  Rachel  ( 
and  spice  Is.  6d.     . 

To  the  servants  at  Newgat 
Prison  2s.  6d.^ 

For  sope  this  moneth 

For  suger  l£  2s.,  oyl  6s.  6d. 

For  Meat  bought  in  the  Market 
August  For  sope  the  first  week 

To  poket 

For  suger 

For  Mrs.  Smithes  glass 

For  sope 

For  cheries  to  Brandy 

For  sope  to  scour  blankets,  etc 
when  I  was  at  bath 

For  cleansing  the  house  of  office 

For  meat  to  4  servants 
when  I  was  9  weeks  at 
bath  from  8  Aug.  till  8 
Octr.  from  Betson  0  15 

For  bread  in  that  time        1     2 

For  candle  chease  roots 

etc.  in  that  time    .  0     6 

For  Bear  .         .  0  18 

For  sope  and  sand  to  the  house 
while  at  bath 

For  Meat,  bread,  bear,  and  all  pro- 
visions at  the  Bath  from  the  9 
August  till  the  12  of  October   . 

For  Meat  and  Lodging  going  and 
coming  from  Bath  being  9  days 
on  the  roads 

'  See  p.  lii. 


[Sterling] 
£  s.  d. 
2     5     9 

14     6 


0  14  6 

0     2  6 

12  7 

18  6 

0  18  0 

0     4  6 

0     2  6 

0     8  0 


0 
0 


1  9 

2  2 


0     8     0 

0  14     0 
0  15     9 


2 
2 

6 

0     3     1  10 

0  3  8 
38  0  0 
11   18     0 


Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 
0  11     0 

8 
0 

10 
16 

0 
0 

1 

16 

0 

6 
0 

1 
2 

0 
0 

0 

4 

6 

8 

0 

0 

1 

10 

6 

1716]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  109 

[Housekeeping] 
For  24   lb.   white   sope   brought 

from  Bath  .... 
For  washing  linins  at  Bath  and 

starching  .... 
For  a  lb.  Tee  .... 
For  fraught  of  8  lb.  green  Tee 

from  Holland 
For  8  lb.  Tee  bought  from  Mr. 

Jerrard  at  Raterdam 
For  scouring  the  Hamer  cloath    . 
For  fraught  of  ginger  bread  from 

Lord  Bining  .... 
For    Modera    gote    from    James 

Douglas  .... 

For  a  hamb  at  12d.  another  at 

14d.  a  pound 
For   a   Hogshead   Pontack   wine 

bought    at    Bourdaux    by  my 

Lord  Stairs  all  expences  came 

to  ..... 

To  Hendry  Mille  for  bringing  it 

home    ..... 
To  the  Banio  for  Rachy     . 
For  5  dusone  botles  Clarite  gote 

from  Major  Boyd  to  send  to 

Bath  7£  10s.   16s.   botles  and 

corks     ..... 
Oct.  17      For  suger  at  8d.  5s.  and  6d.  fine  at 

12d.  6s.  6d 

For  4  dusone  of  lb.  Candle  10s.  in 

the  lb.  at  6  j^^^d. 
For  7  duson  lb.  Mold  Candles  6  in 

lb.  at  7d.       .... 
For  2  lb.  Bohe  Tee    . 
For  a  dusone  12s.  in 
For  7  lb.  suger 
Oct.  30    For  5  Duson  6  botles  Clarit  from 

Major  Boyd  .  .  .  .         8     6     0 


34 

16 

7-  9 

0 

10 

0 

0 

8 

0 

8 

6 

0 

0 

12 

0 

1 

6 

0 

2 

8 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

6 

0 

0 

7 

0 

110 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1716 


ditt. 
31 


[Housekeeping] 

For  billits  15s.  6d.     . 

For  expences  of  meat  going  to 
Windsor         .... 

For  drinkmoney  at  Mrs.  John- 
stons in  Twitnem 

For  2  botles  Hermitage  8s.  2  botles 
champaine  10  .  .  . 

For  confections  to  diner     . 

For  2  botles  cinamon  water 
Oct.  20    For  a  muchkine  botle  snuff 

For  suger  at  8d. 

For  2  bushal  charcoll 

For  Bread  flour,  etc.,  payd  Arther 
Grumbald  from  the  first  of 
Aprill  till  the  last  of  October    . 

For  Meat  payd  John  Betson 
Butcher  from  Ap.  1st  till  the 
last  of  October 

To  Mr.  Tod  for  Bear  gote  from 
Ambros  Jacson  from  January 
1st  till  1st  August 
Novr.  6   For    a    fine    suger    lofe    at    12d. 

cL    Ik)  •  •  •  •  • 

For  cooling  seads  Is.  Ales  Milk 

xOS*  •  •  •  •  • 

For  glasing  the  House  brock  by 

servants  .... 

For  pomatum  Is. 
For  strong  Ale  from  . 
For  sope  4s.  6d. 
For  sope  3s.,  3s.,  7s.,  4s.     . 
For  powder  6s.,  Is.,  3d. 
For  6  monethes  window  tax  at 

Michelmas  1716 
For    a    hamercloath    2|    yd.    at 

6s.  9d.,  lace  3d.  and  2d.  lining 

3s.  making  5s. 


Nov.  16 


wrong 


[Sterling] 
£  s.  d. 
0  15     6 

15     0 


0  10 

0 

0  18 
0  12 
0  8 
0  3 
0  4 
0  9 

0 
0 
0 
8 
8 
0 

8  12 

0 

24  12 

0 

17  12 

0 

0  5 

11 

0  17 

0 

0  7 
0  1 
0  12 

0  4 
0  17 

0  7 

6 
0 
0 
6 
0 
3 

0  15 

0 

1  9 

4t% 

I7I7] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


111 


[Housekeeping] 
friday    For  6  duson  candle  10s.  a  lb.  and  a 
Decmr.  21     Id.  to  R.  and  M. 

For  expence  of  foul,  fish  and  other 

provisions  from  day  book 
To  John  Betson  Butcher  for  Bieff 

and  Muton  in  Novr.  and  Decmr. 
To  Arther  Grumble  for  Bread  in 

Novr.  and  Decmr. 
For  salmond  from  Berwick 
For  fraught  Meall,  etc. 


[Sterling] 
£  s.  d. 
2     5     6 


149     7     0 


10  18     6 


3     0 
1     5 
1  10 

8 
6 
0 

S.  506     6 

0  3 

London.    January    1st,     1717.     Account    of    Household 

expences. 

For  14  lb.  fine  suger 

For  2  lb.   at  lid.   2   lb.   at   8d. 

powderd  suger 
For  2  lb.  resins  at  4d.,  2  lb.  currins 

at  5dy^^.      2  lb.  pruns  3d^^r.  • 
For  ane  ounce  Cofiie  powder 
For  3  dusone  Candles  6s.  in  the 

pound  at  7d. 
11       For  a  woman  to  wash  Is,  and  2 

weeks  sope  7s. 
For  a  thousand  Billets  and  half  a 

hunder  Brushes 
For  powder       .... 
For  2  lb.  rise  lOd.,  2  lb.  barly  5d.,  a 

lb.  suger  5d.,  Mace  8d.    . 
For  a  woman  to  wash  Is.  4  lb.  sope 
For  a  lb.  Tee  from  Fergison 
For  a  barrill  of  sope  from  ]Mr. 

West  a  lb.  salt  and  peas 
Feb.  4   For  4  lb.  |  sope  2s.  3d.,  6s.,  3s.     . 


0 

14 

0 

0 

3 

2 

0 

2 

2 

0 

0 

5 

1 

1 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

16 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

2 

4 

0 

3 

0 

1 

2 

0 

1 

7 

6 

0 

11 

3 

1     0 

0 

0     8 

0 

0  10 

0 

112  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

For    half    a    Hogshead  £    s.  d. 

strong  Clarit  L.P.        10     0     0 
For   half   a   Hogshead 

smaller  at       .  .       7     0     0 

For   the    French    duty 

payd       by        Lewis 

Pringle  .  .       7  12     0 

For    botles    corks    and 

botleing  .  .       2  10     0 

For  3  casks  and  pack- 
ing 22d.  and  2  botles 

in  all     .  .  .       0     7     6       27     9     6 

For  frought 

For  suger  suger  [sic]  and  fruts 
For  2  botles  cinamon  water 
For  4  lb.  wax  candle  10s. 
For  fraught  of  2  punchens  Meall 

and  the  corper        .  .  .         0  10     0 

For  bring  them  from  the  ship  all 

expences         .  .  .  .         0     6     0 

For  pometam  2s.,  more  Is.,  eme- 

ticks  Is.  .  .  .  .         0     4     0 

15       For  2  dusone  candle  10s.  in  the 

pound  for  R.  and  M.       .  .         0  13     0 

For  fraught  and  other  expences  by 

Hendry    mills    acctt    for    the 

Kinary  and  herin  from  Duke 

Montrose        .  .  .  .         12     0 

For  2  hambs  from  Matucks  at  13d. 

pr  lb.    . 
For  2  botles  cinamon  water 
March      For  sope  3s.,  3s.,  3s.,  3s.     . 
18      For    a    thousand    billets    and 

hundred  brushes     . 
For  suger  7s.  6d.  10s.  3s.  6d. 
For  a  Hogshead  syder  2£  5  cate 

etc.  bring  in  2s.  6d.         .  .         2     7     6 

31  March  To  John  Betson  Butcher  for  Bieff 


• 

1     0 

0 

• 

0     8 

0 

• 

0  12 

0 

I 

m 

0  16 

0 

m 

1     1 

0 

I7I7] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


113 


ditto 


Aprill 


May 


May  1 


28 
June  4 


July  11 


Housekeeping^ 

[St 

erling] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

and  Mutton  in  3  monethes 

14 

8 

0 

To  Arther  Grumble  for  bread  flowr 

etc.    in    three    monethes    from 

1  Janr.  till  1st  Aprill 

4 

8 

0 

For  sope  4s,  3d.  3s.  9d. 

0 

10 

& 

For  powder  3s.  Almond  powder  at 

a  4d.  p  lb.  1 

0 

4 

0 

To  a  Duson  of  candle 

0 

6 

6 

For  3  J  Chalder  of  Colls  gote  in  the 

2d  March       .... 

6 

10 

a 

For  sope  Is.  Id.  4s.  2d. 

0 

5 

3 

For  champain   .... 

1 

8 

0 

For  7  Chardron  of  colls  bought  by 

Mr.  West        .... 

10 

0 

0 

For  sope  3s.  lOd.  14s.  lOd. 

0 

18 

8 

For  wax  candles  2s.  6d. 

0 

2 

6 

For  chesier  cheas  at  3d.^  a  lb. 

0 

7 

n  8 

For  a  hamb  at  6d.  a  lb.     . 

0 

8 

4 

For  suger  at  lid. 

0 

10 

7 

For  a  lb.  Bohea  Tee 

1 

2 

0 

For  Spa  water  pd  Captain  Kirk- 

ton      

3 

12 

6 

For  2  dusone  of  small  candles     . 

0 

13 

0 

For  sope  5s.  2d.  3s.  lOd.  4s.  lid. 

4s.  4d.  starch  6d.  5s.  2d. 

1 

3 

11 

For  Candle  from  Wansour  at  6 

and  j^v  pr.  lb.         .          .          . 

3 

5 

6 

For  pils  Is.,  pills  18d. 

0 

2 

6 

For  starch  6d. 

0 

0 

6 

For   4   botles   Arrack   from    Mr. 

Hambly          .... 

1 

1 

6 

For  12  lb.  powder  6s. 

0 

6 

0 

For  sope  4s.  6d.,  starch  6d.  4s.  4d., 

4s.  6d.  3s.  8  strch  Is. 

0 

18 

6 

For  2  dusone  Candles 

0 

13 

0 

For  lose  by  James  Grieve  he  aither 

lost  or  miscounted 

1 

0 

0 

H 


114  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Housekeeping]  [Sterling] 

For  the  cariage  of  a  Buck  and         £    s.  d. 

drinkmoney  .  .  .         14     0 

For  Bieff  and  Muton  from  Betson 

Butcher  in  Apr.  May  and  June 

in  full  of  all  accounts      .  .       12     0     0 

For  Bread  from  Arther  Grumble 

from  the  1st  of  Aprill  till  the 

14th  of  July  .  .  .         5     6     0 

For  white  bear  5  barrils  at  10s.  .  2  10  0 
For  the  custom  and  charge  of  57 

lb.  hambs  sent  from  Holland  by 

my  Lord  Binning  .  .         13     0 

For  a  thousand  billets  |  hunder 

brushes  .  .  .  .         0  16     6 

For  2  wash  balls  4d.  Drinkmoney 

2s.  6d 0     2     8 

For  3  botles  Arack  more  2  botles  .  110  0 
For  some  small  things  by  James  0     4     0 

Aug,  5  For  sweeping  chinny  .  .         0     16 

To  Arther  Grumble  for  bread  since 

14  June  .  .  .  .         15     0 

For  Bear  from  Sam:  Willis  from 

29  Aug.  1716  till  the  5  of  August 

1717 21     2     9 

For  I  hogshead  Clarit  from  Alexr 

Baird 18     0     0 

For  some  things  bought  by  May 

Minzies  .  .  .  .         0  16     0 

For  six  kipper  Mrs.  Dalrimple  .  0  10  0 
For  a  box  and  shiping  the  fish  .  0  16 
For  6  Ling.  Fall         .  ,  .         0     5     7 

For  4  stone  chease  from  Tweddal  0  13  4 
For  ninteen  ston  Pork  at  2s.  lid. 

pr  ston  barrills  for  salting  etc. 

12  toungs  8d.  salting  9d.  .         3  17     3 

For    Cheas    from    Newton    and 

Wight  tenants  at  4s  ston  .         10     0 

For  powder  and  wash  balls  .         0  13  10 


[Sterling" 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

6 

0 

3 

0 

0 

2 

10 

9 

0 

2 

6 

1717]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  115 

[Housekeeping] 

For  tobaca  2s.,  snuff  4s. 
For  Candle  while  I  was  in  Scot- 
land   spent    in    Lond:    besids 

l£  15s.  worth  left  in  the  House 
For  sope  at  London  while  I  was  in 

Scotland         .... 
For  seting  razors  2s.  6d.     . 
To  the  Coachman  and  servants 

expences  at  Barnet  .  .         0     4     0 

For  expence  of  the  servents  at 

London  from  the  13  Aug:  till 

the  17  of  Semtm""  . 
For  bring  the  Barbatos  waters  and 

sweatmeats    .... 

For  7  Chaldron  of  Colls  in  octo^r  . 

For  2 ,1b.  tobaco  .... 

Edenburg  For  wine  from  Gilbert  and  Lewis 

Aug.  17       Pringle  .... 

For  Meat  from  the  Cooks  etc.:  from 

18  Aug:  till  the  last  of  Deem'"  . 
For  washing  .... 
For    Confections    Plumcaks    and 

Bisket  from  Mrs.  Fenton  at  my 

Rachys  mariage 
For  100  lb.  weight  starch  at  Edn 
For  100  lb,  powder    . 
For   21    pint   Brandy   Mcnill   at 

2s.  8d.  pr  pint 
For  dry  cask  to  it  and  puting 

aboord  all      . 
For  Casks  to  powder  and  starch  . 
For    expences    of    servants    and 

horses    traveling    about    in    6 

monethes       .... 
For  4  botles  snuff 
For  150  lb.  Pork  at  4d.  lb.  salt,  etc. 

to  be  hung     . 


5 

0 

0 

1 

1 

0 

10 

15 

0 

0 

4 

0 

16 

0 

0 

34 

18 

0 

6 

9 

0 

15 

3 

0 

1 

16 

8 

1 

16 

0 

2 

16 

0 

0 

6 

10 

0 

2 

0 

8 

13 

6 

1 

0 

0 

2 

14 

0 

116 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1717 


[Housekeeping] 

For  Meat,  drink,  coll,  and  candle 
the  two  times  we  was  at  Meller- 
staine  .... 

For  a  pice  of  Clarite  from  Major 
Boyd    .  .  .  . 

For    confections    in    full    of    all 

C4'V/V'  •  •  •  •  • 

For  a  Doe  at  Christenmas  . 
wrong    For  lose  one  Guinys  at  London   . 
wrong    To  the  Kings  footmen  and 

Beefeaters  .... 
To  Shiriff  at  Ginelkirk  was  owing 

by  servants  .... 
For  locks  and  bands  by  flint  to 

doors  and  gates  at  Meller.to^  . 
For  snuff  sent  to  London  by  James 

Carren  ..... 
For  Meall  to  the  Barnman  Meller 
For  Meall  to  the  poor  at  Meller- 

staine  .... 

For   servants   expences   in   Pate 

Hunters  .... 

For  16  bolls  oats  at  10s.  made  in 

Meall  and  sent  to  London  in 

1715,  16  and  1717 
For   our   carte   horse   at  Meller- 

staine  in  3  year  10  bols  . 
For  6  bolls  ots  in  meall  while  I 

was  in  Scotland 
For  Boord  wages  to  the  barman  at 

7s.  4d.  a  moneth    . 


From    the    Day    book    for    11 
JMonethes       .... 


Sterling^ 
£    s.  d. 

14 

4     6 

30 

0     0 

3 

3     0 

0 

10     6 

0 

15     0 

1 

1     0 

0 

5     0 

0 

10     0 

2 
2 

0     3^^^ 
7     8 

1 

7     2 

0 

5     0 

8 

0     0 

5 

0     0 

3 

0     0 

4 

8     0 

364 

5     8-1% 

175     2     6^ 


S.  £539     8     2^4 


1693-95]       OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  117 


To  Servants  fies 

1693       To  Margrat  Flimin  her  fie  . 
Apr^i      To  Sandy  Frazer  in  full  of  his  fies 
May  2d.  To  Ann  Faa  in  full  of  her  fies 
Ditto  7.  For  cloathes  to  servants     . 
To  fieing  and  arls  to  servants 
To  Isabell  Johnston 
Sept^  6    To  Sandy  Corbett  in  full  of  his  fies 
To  David  Makeom  quhich  pays  all 

his  fies 
To  Babi  Tamson  in  full  of  all  her 
fies        ..... 
Jun.       To  Mary  Sincklar  her  fie    . 
1694  Jun.  To  Nany  Christy  of  her  fie 

To  Nany  her  shoes  for  Whit.  94   , 
For  shirts  to  John  Broun 
For  Crises  nurses  goun 
Septr      To  Shusan  Brown  for  her  shoes 
Mertimas  94  . 
To  Shusan  of  fie         . 
For  shoes  to  Davi  Nickelson  and 

to  John  Broun 
For  making  cloathes  to  the  men 
Novr  26   To  Nany  Christy  of  fie       . 

To  David  Nickelson  in  full  of  his 

fie 

Deem''  14  To   Sara    Semple  in  full   of  her 

fies       ..... 

To  Shusan  her  shoes  for  Whit.  95 

To  Grisies  nurs  in  full  of  her  fie    . 

1695         To  Nany  Chrf^  her  shoes  for  Mert. 

Febr.  23d.To  her  of  fie  10s.  to  her  6lb.  8 

For  stokins  to  Davi  lib.  3s.  a  hat 
to  John  18     . 
May       To  Nany  for  shoes  for  Whit.  95    . 
To  Nany  lib.  6  .  .  . 


Scots] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

18 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

18 

0 

0 

18 

0 

0 

18 

18 

0 

2 

18 

0 

6 

3 

0 

9 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

8 

6 

0 

4 

0 

0 

1 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

6 

8 

0 

1 

4 

0 

2 

0 

0 

4 

8 

0 

8 

4 

0 

12 

0 

0 

38 

0 

0 

60 

0 

0 

1 

6 

0 

50 

0 

0 

1 

6 

0 

6 

18 

0 

2 

1 

0 

1 

6 

0 

1 

6 

0 

118 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1695 


[Servants^ 

Scots] 

£  s. 

d. 

For  helping  the  mens  cloathes 

2  10 

0 

To   Adam   Owin   a   rest   of   fies 

owing  by  my  mother 

39     6 

0 

For  stokins  to  Johny  12s.,  shoes 

to  him  lib.  4s.        . 

1  16 

0 

Jun.  26   To  Nany  Chr.  12s.     . 

0  12 

0 

July       To  my  Robis  nurs 

August  9  To  An  Forrist 

4     0 

0 

Sept.      To  Ann  Forrist 

8     0 

0 

To  Shusan  shoes  for  Mer*  95 

1     6 

0 

For  shoes  to  John 

0  18 

0 

Novt.  Ist.For  helping  mens  cloathes 

0  18 

0 

To  Mary  Marchall  of  fie      . 

9     6 

0 

To  Nany  her  shoes  Mer*  95 

1     6 

0 

Decmr.    To  Nany  of  fie 

3     0 

0 

To  Frances  Newton  per  recept  to 

John  Wight  .... 

45     0 

0 

To  Frances  Newton  for  shoes 

6     0 

0 

S. 

358     6 

0 

To  Servants  fies  1696 
To  An  Forrist 


January 

It.  caried  from  the  —  page 

Aprill 

To  her  of  her  fie 

July 

To  her      .... 

To  her      .... 

Decmr. 

To  her      .... 

To  Shusan  Broun 

January 

It.  caried  from  —  page 

16 

To  her  of  fie 

To  her  lib.  10s.  Febr.  10  to  her  14 
Aprill     To  her  her  shoes  for  Whit.  96 


12     0  0 

12     0  0 

2  10  0 

8     0  0 

6     6  0 


5  16  0 

2     4  0 

2     4  0 

16  0 


1696]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  119 

[Servants] 

To  her  of  her  fies 

21       To  her  lib.  4s.  ... 

Septm.    To  her  for  shoes  for  Mertimas  96 

Octor.  1  To  her      ..... 

To  Mr.  Robison  for  16  ells  stuff e  to 

her        ..... 

To  Nany  Christy 

January  It.  caried  from  —  page 

15      To  her  of  her  fie        .  .  . 

Febr.  To  her      ..... 

July  To  her  her  shoes  for  Whitsunday 

«7\J  •  •  •  •  • 

To  her  2lb.  2s.  ... 

Octor.  7  To  her      ..... 

To  Rachys  nurs  for  her  fie 

To  Francy  Newton  caried  from 
Febr.  10  For  shoes  to  Johny  and  brehes 

helping  .... 

Aprill  To  Francy  for  shoes  2tb.  8 

For    a    coat   to    Tam    6tb.    18s. 

stokins  and  shoes  to  him  and  a 

wastcoat         .  .  .  .         9     8     0 

For  blew  stokins  to  Tam  itb.  Is. 

briches  to  him  2tb.  .  .         3     10 

For  a  hat  to  Francy  and  dresing  to 

him       .... 
For  shoes  to  Tam  Itb.  9s.  a  shirt  to 

him,  shoes  Itb.  lis. 
Decmr.  1  To  Francy  Newton    . 

For  briches  to  Piter  Broun  2tb.  8 

in  this  year 


Scots 

£  s. 

d. 

4  19 

0 

1  4 

0 

1  7 

0 

1  11 

6 

12  16 

0 

33  6 

0 

4  0 

0 

2  4 

0 

1  9 

0 

2  2 

0 

3  0 

0 

40  0 

0 

45  0 

0 

1  13 

0 

2  8 

0 

4  16 

0 

3 

3  14 

0 

60  0 

0 

2  8 

0 

S.  192  0 

0 

120  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1697 

[Servants]  [Scots] 
To  servants  fies  1697 
Mertimas  1694,  Ann  Forrist  her 
fie   £24  00  00 

£    s.    d. 

Item,  brought  from  pagees          .  040  16  00 

Janury      To  her 006  10  00 

Aprill  21stTo  her 003  07  00 

Agust  1st  Item,  to  her      .          .          .          .  014  16  00 

Item,  to  John  Rainalds  for  her  002  08  00 
Mertimas  '97  Item,  to  her  quhich  pays  her 

fie  and  shoes           .          .          .  016  12  00 

Candlmas  1694,  Shusan  Broun  fie 

in  the  year  £16  00  00 
Item,  brought  from  page 
Item,  to  her  shoes  for  Whitsunday 

'97 001  08  00 

May  24th  Item,  to  her      .  .  .  .     005  16  00 

July  8     Item,  to  her      .  .  .  .     000  14  00 

Item,  payd  my  sister  for  hangins 

she  got  from  them  .  .     007  18  00 

Mertimas  1693.     Nany  Christy  in 

the  year  £16  00  00 
Item,  brought  from  page  .     045  17  00 

Item,  to  her  shoes  for  Whitsunday 

'97 001  06  00 

NovT.  1697  Item,  to  Jean  Brown  her  full  fie 

and  shoes  for  3  quarters  .     013  04  00 

Ditto     Item,  to  John  Innis  his  full  fie  for 

half  a  year    .  .  .  .     009  00  00 

Ditto     Item,  to  James  Carrin  his  fie  for  a 

quarter  ....     004  10  00 

To  menservants  cloathes 


1697]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  121 

[Servants] 
Item,  stokins  and  shoes  to  Tam 

Herrit  ..... 
Item,  2  runing  wastcoats  8  ells  at 

14s.  per  ell,  linen  to  them  and 

draurs  ..... 
Item,  making  the  wastcoats  with 

butons  of  the  same 
Item,  for  making  a  p[air]  drawers 

2s.  mending  4s.       . 
Item,  a  plush  cap  iti.  8s.  shoes  to 

Rob  2ti.  4s.   . 
Item,  stokins  to  John  Inis  lli.  12 

shoes  to  him  2ti.  4  bootmending 

loS.  ..... 

For   mendings   lOsp.   to   arls   to 

Jamie  and  fieing  14s.  6d.,  10s. 
For  4  ells  I  blew  cloath  at  7s.  6d. 
For  cloth  to  a  groms  coat  2  ell  |  at 

8s.  6d.  sterling 
For  blew  cloath  for  a  groms  big 

coat  3  ells  at  9s.  6d. 
To  4|  ells  blew  serg  for  linin,  and 

5  ells  yellow  at  16s. 
To  yellow  for  facing  and  3d.  u 

hair,  buttons,  and  14  ells  serg 

16d.       ..... 

To  silk  and  threed  and  buttons  per 

Francy  Newtons  acount 
For  blew  facing  Iti.  10s.  molde  to 

buttons  .... 

To  John  Hume  for  making,   to 

acount  5H.  5s. 
For    cloathes    making    to    Georg 

Taylor  ..... 
For  John  Inises  coat  and  Robs 

making  .... 

For  a  hat  and  string  to  Rob:  lli. 

7  shoes  to  him  iti.  10s.  . 


£ 

[Scots] 
s.  d. 

004 

00 

00 

008 

00 

00 

001 

00 

00 

000 

06 

00 

003 

12 

00 

004 

09 

00 

001 

14 

06 

019 

16 

00 

012 

18 

00 

017 

02 

00 

007 

12 

00 

013 

16 

00 

009 

00 

00 

002 

00 

00 

005 

05 

00 

002 

00 

00 

002 

04 

00 

002 

17 

00 

122  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1697 

[Servants] 

For  7  ells  blew  cloath  for  chair 
coats  at  3ti.  3s.  per  ell    . 

For  blew  serg  to  Johns  coat  linin 

To  my  childs  nurs  to  acount 

For  the  servants  mornings  dress- 
ing        ..... 

To  John  Hume  for  making  cloathes 
quhich  pays  all  precidings 

For  furnitur  to  cloathes  per  Mr.  J. 
Hums  acount  .  .  . 

To  Francis  Newton  per  recept 


[Scots 

£ 

s. 

d. 

022 

01 

00 

002 

00 

00 

008 

14 

00 

010 

00 

00 

008 

06 

00 

10 

18 

0 

100 

00 

0 

S.  367     0     0 


Edenburgh,  1700,  charg  of  servants.     Deb:  to  cash. 

Gawin  Cluther 
January    To  him  in  cash  and  cloathes 

Francis  Brumigham 
For  cloathes  to  him  . 


9 

15 

0 

12 

0 

0 

6 

0 

0 

54 

0 

0 

Judith  Malbank 
Fbry.     To  her  in  cash  .... 
To  her  in  full  of  her  fie 

James  Cannell 
His  wage  is  in  mony  in  the  year 

£36.     All  cloathes  except  linins. 
To  him  for  3  month  month  he 

came  befor  the  tarme      .  .       15     0     0 

To  him  for  a  sadle  he  lost   .  .         5  16     0 

To  him  16s.,  more  14s.,  more  12s. 

he  keep't       .  .  .  .         2     2     0 

James  Carrin 
His  wages  in  the  year  is  of  mony 
£24. 
8d.     To  him  in  cash  2ti.  18  6     .  .         2  18     6 

To  hime  more  Iti.      .  .  .         10    0- 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


123 


May 


[Servants] 

Nany  Christy 

To  her  for  shoes 
To  her  her  fie  in  full 


[Scots] 

£    s.  d. 

18     0 

40     0     0 


Dina  Ridpath 

Her  wages  is  20  pounds  in  the 

year  and  shoes  22  16 
To  her  iti.  8s.  more  1  il.  8s.  more 

2ti.  2s.  .  .  .  , 

To  her  in  full  of  her  fies     . 

Hellin  Garner 

Her  fie  is  in  the  year  16ti.  and  her 

shoes  18  16. 
To  her  for  her  gown  . 
To  her  cariar  2ti.  more  to  her  3ti.  6 

Janit  Robison 
To  her  in  full  of  all  her  wages 

Margrat  Ingles 

To  her  in  full  of  all  her  wages 

Cloathes  to  the  men. 
To  James  Carrins  shoes  2ti.  18s. 
Cannei  stokins  and   shoes  2ti. 

XOo*  ■  •  •  •  • 

To  Carrins    shoes    2ti.    18s.    and 

cloathes  makins  12s. 
For  serges  to  them  and  yellow 

cloath  per  accumpts 
For  hats  to  them 
For  serg  7ti.  2d.     Cannells  frok 

2ti.  6.    Carrins  shoes  2ti.  2 
Cannels   shoes   Iti.    16s.     Franks 

shoes  Iti.  16s. 


4  18     0 
17  18     0 


6 

8 

0 

5 

6 

0 

12 

0 

0 

18 

0 

0 

5  16 

0 

3  10 

0 

61  12 

0 

6     0 

0 

11  10 

0 

3  12 

0 

124  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1700 


[Servants] 

[Scots] 

For   cloath    to    servants   at   the 

£    s.  d. 

Pa[r]liment^ 

16     0     0 

Georg  Trumble 

His  fie  is  in  the  year  22ti.  2  pairs 

shoes  and   stokins  £26   and  a 

few  of  bear 

18     0 

To  him  in  mony 

5     0     0 

To  him  for  shoes  and  stokins 

1  19     0 

To  him  a  furlit  of  oats 

10     0 

331  16     6 

To  John  Wight  for  this  year  £40         40     0     0 


S.  371  16     6 


Edenburg,  1701.     Servants  cloathes.     Deb:  to  Cash. 

To  Francis  Brummigham  when  he 

went  away     .  .  .  .       20     0     0 

To  Cannell  and  Carrins  shoes       .         3  18     0 
To    a   taylor    6s.    skins    to   ther 

briches  iti.  6s.  taylor  iti.  4s.   .         2  16     0 
To  account  for  stokins  etc.  payd 

Ms.  Al)ercrumby     .  .  .         8     0     0 

For  a  sword  and  belt  to  Georg 

Edger    ..... 
For  boots  to  Georg  Edgar 
Octobr.  For    a  hatt  to  Canell  iti.  6s.  for 

bonnits  to  the  men  17s.  6d.     . 
For  pladin  to  Black  6s.  8d. 
For  shoes  to  Isabel!  Lamb  iti.  lis. 
For   a   coat   and   shirts   to   Tam 

Plendarlith    .  .  .  .         4     5     4 


3 

18 

0 

5 

17 

0 

2 

3 

6 

0 

6 

8 

1 

11 

0 

*  At  the  Riding  of  the  Parliament  the  members  for  the  shires  rode  each 
accompanied  by  two  footmen.     See  note  p.  224. 


C70I]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  125 


Servants^ 

Scots] 

For  linin  to  runing  drawers  15s. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

makeing  cloathes  Iti.  18 

2 

13 

0 

For  stokins  to  Canell  and  runing 

2ti 

2 

0 

0 

For  shoes  to  Georg  Edgar     . 

1 

16 

0 

For  briches  to  Cannell  iti.  16s.  for 

serg  at  16s. 

4 

16 

0 

For  17^  ells  blew  livery  cloath  at 

85 

0 

0 

For  stuf  to  be  a  frok  to  George 

Edgar   ..... 

2 

0 

0 

For  threed         .... 

0 

6 

10 

For  19  days  work  of  a  taylour  at 

4s.     Georges  coat  2ti.  8  . 

6 

8 

0 

For  silk  and  moolls    . 

1 

10 

0 

i: 

159 

5 

4 

Edenburgh,  servents  wages.     Deb:  to  Cash  1701. 

Katharin  Robison  came  to  my 
service  at  Whitsunday  1700, 
her  fie  in  the  j^ear  is  £48 

July  8   To  her 12     0     0 

August  To  her  in  England  and  when  we 
went  ther  for  goun  rubans  and 
2  shi.  sterling  more,  goun  54ti. 
ruban  2ti.  18s.         .  .  .       58  18     0 

This  stuf  taken  to  myself  so  could 
not  be  rekoned  to  her. 

Grisell  Robisone  came  to    me 
Mertimas  1700  her  fie  in  the 
year  is  £24     0     0 
For  perfiting  her  in  sowing  .       12     0     O 

James  Carrin  came  to  my  service 
at  Whitsunday  1699  his  fie  in 
the  year  is  £24     0     0 


126  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1701 

[Servants]  [Scots] 

I    give    him    all   his    cloathes         £    s.  d. 
except  linins 
May       To  him  iti.  10s.     To  him  8!i.      .         9  10     0 
To  him  when  he  came  first  home 

again     .  .  .  .  .         8     0     0 

July  8     To  him  14s.  6d.  .  .  .         0  14     6 

To  him  of  fie  from  Mertimas  1701 
in  the  year  £30     0     0 
Decmr.  To  him     .  .         ,         .  .         3     5     0 

James  Cannel  cochman  came  to 

my   service    at    Whitsunday 

1700  his  fie  in  the  year  £36  0  0 
I  give  his  all  cloathes  except 

linins 
May 


To  him     ..... 

86 

18 

0 

To  him  9s.         ...          . 

0 

9 

0 

Jean  Boge  came  to  my  service, 

Martimas  1700,  her  fie  and 

buntith  is  £22  16     0 

To  her      ..... 

1 

8 

0 

For  her   shoes   iti.    6s.     To   her 

iti.  5s.  . 

2 

11 

0 

To  her     ..... 

10 

0 

0 

Octor. 


Georg  Edgare  came  to  my  ser- 
vice Lammas  1701,  his  fie  is  in 
fie  the  year  £36     0     0 
August  To  him  in  England    .  .  .       19  15    0 

Agnis  Christy  came  back  to  my 

service  at  Lambis  1701,  her 

fie  and  bountith  in  the  year 

£22,  16s. 

Feb.       To  her  Iti.  8s.    To  her  iti.  18s.  6d. 

To  her  14ti.  .  .  .       17     6     6 


1704]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  127 


Servants^ 

[Scots] 

Georg  Trumble  barnman  came 

£    s.  d. 

to  me  Mertimas  1700,  his  fie 

stokins  shoes  in  the  year  is  £26. 

A  furHt  of  bear 

18     0 

To  him  12ti.  a  furht  of  bear 

12  19     0 

To  him  2li.  10s.  more  6ti.  more 

14s.  6d.    more    6s.    6d.,    Novr. 

22d.  lOti 

19     6     6 

Hellin  Garner  came  to  me  Marti- 

mas  1699,  her  fie  and  shoes  is 

in  the  year  £18  16. 
To  her  lii.  10s.     To  her  Iti.  6s. 

To  her  5li.  10s.  quhich  complits         8     6     0 


S.  234  14     6 


5 

16 

0 

1 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

5 

17 

0 

76 

4 

0 

15 

12 

0 

Edenburg,  January  1704.     Servants  Wages.     Deb:  to  cash. 

Katharin  Robison 

May  20     To  her  2  dollars 

To  her      ..... 

To  her  in  March 

To  her      ..... 

To  Francis  Newton  on  her  accumpt 
To  Lapairl  on  her  accumpt 

Grisell  Robison  came  at  Merti- 
mas   1703 ;    her   fie   in    the 
year,  £24     0     0 
To  her  fie  in  full  of  all  she  can 

crave 24     0     0 

Margrate  Carr,  came  to  my  ser- 
vice at  Whitsunday  1703,  her 
fie  in  the  year  is  £20    0    0 
Janr.  20  To  her  £l  lining  her  goun  8s.         .         18     0 


128  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1704 

[Servants]  [Scots] 

To  Francy  Newton   on  her  ac-        £    s.  d. 

cumpt  .  .  .  .  .         7     9     0 

To  her  by  Katharin  £3,  16s.  6d., 

more  £4,  6s 8     2     6 

To  stuf  for  a  goun  £15,  4s.,  more 

£2,    18s.,    more    £2,    2s.    6d., 

£1,  13s 6  13     a 

Mary  M'Intosh 

To  her  by  Kat:  £l,  14s.  6d.  .         1  14     & 

To  her  in  full  of  her  fie        .  .       54     0     O 

Jean  Cuningham  came  to  my 
service  at  Christinmas  1703 
for  chambermaid,  her  fie  £18 
0  0 ;  her  shoes  in  the  year  is 
£2  18  0. 
To  Jean  for  5  monthes  service     .         9     0     0 

Maorin  Rule  came  to  be  cham- 
bermaid, Whitsunday    1704, 
her  fie  in  the  year  £16,  her 
shoes  £18  18. 
To  her  £l,  10s.  .         .  .         1  10     0 

James  Carrin 


To  him  by  Kat:  for  a  pan,  4s. 

0     4 

0 

To   Isabell   Ramsay   on   his   ac- 

cumpt  ..... 

2     8 

0 

To   him   5s.   more  £l,    9s.   more 

£1,  9s.  more  £l,  9s. 

4  12 

0 

Decmr.  7  To  him     ..... 

26     0 

0 

Ms.  Tulip  came  to  waite  on  the 
childrin  Martimas  1704,  her 
wages  is  in  the  year  £36  0  0, 
besids  the  expenc  of  bringing 
her. 


18 

15 

0 

4 

8 

0 

0 

14 

6: 

5 

16 

0 

2 

0 

0 

19 

5 

a 

1704]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  12» 

[Servants]  [Scots] 

For  cariing  her  eloathes  £2,  6s. 

for  some  of  the  expene  by  the 

road  she  layd  out  herself,  £2, 

more  for  her  eloathes      .  .         8  10     O 

To  cary  her  back  £9,  to  her  wages 

for  3  monthes 
For  bringing  her  doun 

John  Harla 

Janr.  15    To  him  14s.  6d. 

August  To  him     ..... 

Novr.  20  To  Francy  Newton  on  his  account 

To  his  wife        .... 

Novr.  24  To  him  by  Kate:  £l,   9s.  more 

£1,  4s.  more  by  her  £2,  £l,  10s.         6     3     0 

To  Androw  Lamb  for  this  year    . 
For  a  hat  and  2  cravats  to  him     . 

Dick  Rule 

Feb.       To  him  2  dollers 

To  him  by  Androw  Lamb 

To  him  at  Wooller    . 

To  Francy  Newton  on  his  accumpt 
Oct.       To  himself  in  sumer  . 

Margrat  Lamb 

To  her  fies  for  a  year  and  a  half   . 
To  her  shoes     .... 
Margrat   Ross,    came   to   keep 
howse  at  Mellerstean,  Whit- 
sunday 1704,  her   fie  in   the 
year  £20,  shoes  £22,  18. 
Oct.     To  her  by  Androw  Lamb  .         2  10     2 

To  her  for  a  years  fie  .  .       20     8     0 

Georg  Trumble 

For   shoes   to   him   £1,    16s.    6d. 

hose  to  him  9s.  hose  again  9s.  .         2  14     6 
I 


13  6 

8 

2  14 

0 

5  16 

0 

3  10 

0 

1  17 

0 

5  2 

0 

3  0 

a 

24  0 

0 

4  10 

0 

130 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1704 


[Servants]  [Scots] 

Margrat   Robison,    came    to         £    s.  d. 
wate  on  the  childrin,  Whit- 
sunday 1704,  her  fie  in  the 
year  £66  13  4 

Novr.  1st  To  her 20     0     0 

Dito  20  To  her 13     6     8 

Katharin  Munro,  came  to  serve 
as  chamber[maid],  Whitsun- 
day 1704,  her  fie  in  the  year 
£20,  her  shoes  £2,  16,  £22, 16. 

To  her,  May  20  .  .  .         0  14     6 

To  her,  £l,   lis.,  more  14s.   6d. 

10s 2  15     6 

Nany  Christy  came  to  my  service 
as  cook  at  Martimas  1704,  her 
fie  in  the  year  is  £20  0  0  and 
her  shoes. 

To  her      ..... 

For  16  ell  stuf  at  lOsh.  per  ell 
To  her  £1,  9s.,  payd  James  Miller 

taylor  £l,  16s. 
To  her  £l,  9,  more  £l,  6    . 


11     0 

0 

8     0 

0 

3     5 

0 

2  15 

0 

>.  185  03 

6 

Edenburgh,  January  1704.  Servants  cloathes.  Deb:  to  Cash. 

To  arle  Margrat  Robison    .  .         0  10     0 

To  arle  Margrat  Ross,  chamber- 
maid    .  .  .  .  ,         0     7     0 

To  J.  Miller  taylor  for  mending 

servants  cloathes    .  .  .         2  10     0 

For  Dicks  briches  making  8s.  linin 

and  pokets  13s.       .  .  .  110 

For  mending  James  Carrins 

cloathes  .  .  .  .         0     8     0 


i 


1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  131 

[Servants]  [Scots] 

July  2d  For  makeing  2  suts  cloathes  to 

Dick  and  John 
Aug.  4th  To  one  Devison  upon  a  decriet 

gott  against  him     . 
For    hose     to     Dick,     12s.     6d. 

Dicks  shoes  £2        .  .  . 

For  threed,  silk,  pokets 
To  a  taylor  15s.  10s.  £3,  lis.  6d.  . 
Novr.  22  For  stokins  to  Geordy  Dods  18s. 

shoes  to  him,  2  pair  one  of  them 

running  ons  at  £l,  15  the  other 

at  ^^,  os.        .... 
For  shoes  to  James  Carrin 
For  stokins  to  Geordy  Dods  16s. 
For  mending  servants  cloathes 
For  making  furniter  to  Dicks  blew 

COo-L  •  •  •  •  • 

For  4  ells  cloath  at  6s.  6d.  per  ell 

For  6  ells  stuf  7s.  0  per  ell 

For  8|  ell  black  serg  at  13s.  per  ell 

For  4  ells  serge  13s.  per  ell 

For  hardne,  stentin,  etc.     . 

For  harden        .... 


£  s. 

d. 

4  12 

0 

3  0 

0 

2  12 

6 

4  0 

0 

4  16 

6 

0  18 

0 

3  18 

0 

2  8 

0 

0  16 

0 

3  0 

0 

5  5 

0 

15  12 

0 

1  19 

0 

5  10 

0 

2  12 

0 

1  15 

0 

0  12 

0 

S.  65  02     0 


[Servants'  Wages,  1707] 

Mary  Menzies  ^ 
June  18  To  her  2  years  wages  .  .     200     0     0 

Margrat  Ritchy 
June  10  To  her  a  year  and  a  halfs  fie  being 

all  her  time   .  .  .  .        63     0     0 

^  See  p.  xlvi. 


132 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1707 


[Servants] 

Grisell  [sic]  came  to  be  chamber- 
maid June  17th,  her  fie  in  all 
is  £20  a  year. 

To  her  arls  3s. 

She  entred  not  home  but  went 
to  Ms.  Monro. 


[Scots] 
£    s.  d. 


Mary  Muir 

To  her  for  shoes  £l,  5s. 
Oct.  2      To  her  £2,  8s.  for  2  pair  shoes 

To  her      ..... 

To  her  shoes  3  pair  by  Androw 

Lamb  .... 

Meg  Mill 

For  stuf  to  her  goun 

For  pack  threed  bodies  £l,  9s.  ane 

ell  muslin  19s. 
For  stentin  and  goun  making  18s. 
June  5     To  Meg  Miln  £l,  9s.  for  a  suts 
haed  cloathes  19s. 
For  ane  apron  18s.    . 
June  10  For  a  plad  to  her 
July  2   To  her,  Tams  wedin,  14s.  6d. 

Janit  Kirk  came  to  be  cook, 
Martimas  1706,  her  fie  in  the 
year  is  £30. 

Feb.  26   To  her 

May  15   To  her  for  half  a  year  . 

To  James  Carrin 

March  12  To  him  when  he  went  back  from 
Durhome  2  guinys  and  15  sh. 

o  LCX •  •  •  •  •  • 

To  James  by  Margrat  £l,  9s. 
To  him  a  guiny  at  22s.  lOd.  ster. 


1 

5 

0 

2 

8 

0 

4 

0 

0 

3 

18 

0 

9 

18 

0 

2 

8 

0 

0 

18 

0 

2 

8 

0 

0 

18 

0 

11 

0 

0 

0 

14 

6 

19     0 
13  11     0 


34  16     0 

19     0 

13  14     0 


1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  133 

[Servants]  [Scots] 

To  Isabell  Ramsay  on  his  account         £    s.  d. 
for  musline    .  .  .  .         4     7     0 

To  him  a  duson  of  servits  for  many 

he  destroy'd  .  .  .  .         6  15     0 

To  James  for  a  key  6s.  for  glases 

he  got  the  mony  of  .  .  1  16     0 

July  2     To  him,  Tams  wedin,  16s.  6d.,  for 

8  ell  towils  £2,  5    .  .  .         3     16 

To  him,  July  1708,  £12,  18s.  to 

him  by  Francy  Newton  £6       .       18  18     0 
Margrat  Broun,  came  to  be  kook 
at  Whitsunday  1707,  her  fie  is 
£20  in  the  year  and  her  shoes 
£1,  6s.  in  all  £22,  12. 
To  her  for  half  a  year         .  .       11     9     0 

To  Isabell  Brounlies  for  washing 

4s.  pd.  wringing  2  .  .         19     0 

John  Frazer,  came  to  serve  at 
Martimas  1706,  his  fie  in  the 
year  is  £36  0  0. 
Ap.        To  him  £3,  To  him  £33,  for  a  year       36     0     0 


John  Harla 

To  him  his  fie  for  Whitsunday 

1707 

Sepmr.  For    a    stone    wooll    payd    John 
Wights  widow  for  him    . 
To  him  for  shoes  got  from 

Androw  Lamb 
To  Alshy  Blith  on  his  account     . 
Oct.  4      To  him  £3  to  the  marchand  on  his 
account  £l  18 

AlisonBrounliesentred to  service 
again  at  Whitsunday  1707. 


24     0 

0 

5  12 

0 

1  16 

0 

0  18 

0 

4  18 

0 

134 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1707 


[Servants]  [Scots] 

To  her  for  ten  day  dightin  £l  10  £    s.  d. 

brewing  13s.            .          .          .  2     3     0 

Oct.  4    To  her  in  full  of  all      .          .          .  8     0     0 


Geogre  Dods 
Aug.       To  Will.  Dickson  for  his  childs 
boord    ..... 

To  Tarn  Youll  by  Androw  Lamb 
To  James  Ormston  for  threshing 
To  James  Carrine,  January  1709 


18 

0 

0 

1 

3 

2 

12 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

S.  543     6     2 


Febr.  12 


June  10 


1707.     Servants  clothes 

For  the  rid  clok  dying 

2 

0 

0 

For  shoes  to  G.  Lamb 

1 

10 

0 

For  stokins  to  G.  Lamb 

1 

2 

0 

To  an  ell  musline  to  Marie  Muir  . 

0 

19 

0 

For  serg  to  line  Jameses  cloathes 

at  10s.  per  ell 

3 

15 

0 

For  shoes  to  Tarn  Youll 

1 

16 

0 

For  shoes  to  Geordi  Dods  . 

1 

19 

0 

For  shoes  to  Geordie  Lamb 

1 

10 

0 

For  makenig  Geordie  Lambs  black 

cloathes          .... 

2 

12 

0 

For  skins  for  pokets  7s.  at  5s.  6d. 

per  pice          .... 

1 

18 

6 

For  threed  lis.  butons  lis.  4s. 

1 

6 

0 

For  shoes  to  Geordy  Dods 

1 

14 

0 

For  shoes  to  Georg  Lamb   . 

1 

13 

0 

For  shoes  to  Georg  Dods  2  hose 

£1,  3s.  2         . 

3 

3 

2 

For  shoes  to  Nicoll  Marchell 

0 

10 

0 

For  stokins  to  Lam  £l,  6s. 

1 

0 

0 

For  blew  hair  and  threed 

5 

6 

0 

I7091 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


135 


[Servants' 

Scots 

)r   wastcoat   and   drawers   and 

£    s.  d. 

runing  briches  to  Dods   . 

6  10     0 

)r  butons  threed  and  for  Jameses 

C03;L                   •                             •                             «                             •                             • 

2     6     0 

)r  mending  the  servants  cloathes 

7     7     0 

)r  mending  boots  7s. 

0     7     0 

S. 

50     3     8 

Mellerstaine,  January  1709.   Servants  wages.   Deb:  to  Cash. 

May  Minzies 

To  her 100     0     0 

S.  To  her  over  and  above  her  fie  for 
her  care  of  the  bairens  when 
they  had  the  fever  .  .     333     6     8 


Betty  Navell.    At  candlesmas  last 
I  ingag'd  her  for  £36. 
June  29  To  her      ..... 
To  her  at  Edinburgh 

Margrat  Mill 


May  7 

To  her  £l, 

4s.    . 

June  29  To  her      . 

• 

Bessi  Clark 

To  her  £l, 

4s.   . 

To  her      , 

•                   • 

To  her      . 

•                   • 

To  her  £3 

To  her  in  full  of  her  wages 


18 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

1 

4 

0 

9 

0 

0 

1 

4 

0 

2 

14 

0 

6 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

11 

0 

0 

Nans  Lindsay  came  at  Martimas 
1708,  her  fie  in  the  year  £14 
and  her  shoes  £16  8  0. 


130  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1709 


Servants] 

[Scots 

£    s.  d. 

To  her      ..... 

14     0 

To  her      .          .          .          . 

14     0 

To  her      ..... 

2     0     0 

To  her  in  full  of  her  fie  pay'd  by 

Adam  Hutchison    . 

12     0     0 

Grisell  Wate  came  to  be  under 
cook  Whitsunday  1709,  her  fie 
in  the  year  £14  and  shoes 
£16  8  0. 

George  Mathy  came  to  serve  at 
Lambes  1709,  his  fie  in  the 
year  is  £36 
To  him  by  Francis  Newton  .         1  10     0 

John  Frazer 

To  him  at  Edinburgh         .  .       12     0     0 

To    him    from    his    master    at 

London  by  his  account  .       28     6     0 

To  him  for  briches  he  bought  at 

London  .  .  .  .         4     4     0 

He  is  fully  pay'd 

Tam  Youll,  he  was  made  coach- 
man at  Whitsunday  1709. 
To  him  at  John  Shiels's     .          .         0  12     0 
To  him  for  George  Dods  loss  of 
work  when  drunk  and  lam'd  his 
leg 7     4     0 

George  Lamb 
For  shirts  to  him       .  .  .         3  12     0 

George  Dods 
March  25  For  a  velvit  cap  he  spoilt  .         2     8     0 


J709] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


137 


[Servants] 

For  1  yeard  and  a  half  musline  . 
For  6  cravats  from  James  Lied- 

house  ..... 
To  him  at  several!  times  that  he 

never  gave  account  of     . 

John  Clark  came  to  thresh  in  the 
barn  at  Martimas  1708,  his 
fie  in  the  year  £20. 
To  him  pay'd  by  Will  Halliwall  . 
To  him  over  and  above  his  wage 
To  Tam  Youll  for  10  days  thresh- 
ing at  4s.  per  day  . 

Androw  Lamb,  toun  officer 

To  him  for  a  year 

To  him  by  his  officers  land 


Scots] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

3 

3 

0 

3 

14 

0 

2 

5 

0 

20     0     0 
4     2     0 

2     0     0 


3     0     0 
36     0     0 


Oct.  22 


John  Hope  came  to  be  garner 
Martimas  last  1708,  his  wage 
in  the  year  with  a  house  to  his 
wife  is  £48,  and  if  he  have 
not  the  house  it  is  £60. 

To  him  a  bed  at  £8 

To  him     .... 

To  him  £3,  more  £5,  Is.  4d. 

To  him     .... 

To  him     .... 

In  whole  for  this  years  fie 
being  more  then  bargone. 


8  0  0 
12  16     0 

8  14 
15     0     0 

8     2     8 

52  00     0 


!Mellerstains,  January  1709.     Servants  cloathes.     Deb:  to 

Cash. 


For  6  ells  course  white  plain  for 
briches  at  6s.  ... 


1  16     0 


138 

THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

[170^ 

^Servants^ 

Scots 

• 

£    s. 

d. 

For  dying  the  said  eloath  at  3  sh. 

0  18 

0 

For  hand  bands  to  slives 

0  10 

0 

For  mending  Tarn  Youlls-  boots 

0  14 

0 

March  11  For  shoes  to  Tarn  Youll 

1  16 

0 

For  shoes  to  Geordy  Dods  £l  10, 

his  sons  6s.    . 

1  16 

0 

For  5  ell  hnin  to  Geordy  Dods 

drawers  £3,  strings  2s.     . 

3     2 

0 

For  3  pairs  stokins  at  £l  10  per 

pair       ..... 

4  10 

0 

For  boots  to  George  Mathy 

6     0 

0 

For  helping  eloathes  and  altering 

Lambs  eloathes  pay'd  A.  B. 

2     0 

0 

For  shoes  to  Dods  £l  10    . 

1  10 

0 

For  20  ells  linine  for  eloathes  at 

7s.  6d.  ..... 

7  10 

0 

For  shirts  to  George  Lamb  payd 

his  mother     .... 

3     0 

0 

For  1  stone  4  lb.  wight 

sorted    wooll    for    a 

gray  wab  at  £7  per 

stone  of  waild  wooll 

is           .          .          .     £8  15     0 

For  oyl  to  said  web  .       0  18     0 

For   working   the   said                   .. 

wab  20  ells  by  John 

Muckle            .          .       3     0     0 

15  13 

0 

For  dressing  the  gray 

wab       .          .          .300* 

For  half  a  stone  waild  wooll  for 

pladine    to    be    hose    at    £7. 

£3  10 

3  10 

0 

For  working  12  ells  of  the  pladine 

3d.  per  ell      . 

1  16 

0 

For  shoes  to  Geordy  Lamb 

1  14 

0 

For  4  cravats  to  George  Lamb  at 

14s.        .          .■         .          .          . 

2  16 

0 

I7I0] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


139 


[Servants^ 

Scots] 

For  threed  to  sow  the  servants 

£    s. 

d. 

murnins          .... 

0  16 

0 

For  pokets  to  them   . 

1     8 

0 

For    buckerram    threed    button 

molds  and  to  their  murnins 

1  19 

0 

For  a  hat  to  Tam  Youll 

1     8 

0 

For  a  hat  and  stokins  to  Wight   . 

3  12 

0 

For    other    necessarys    for    their 

cloathes          .... 

1  10 

0 

To  a  taylor  16s.  pladine  for  hose 

£1  10s.            .          .          .          . 

2     2 

0 

To  Will  Dickson  taylor  for  make- 

ing  their  murnings 

1  10 

0 

For  threed         .... 

0  14 

0 

For  pladin  for  hose 

1  10 

0 

For  dying  yellow  cloath 

0     6 

2 

S. 

77     6 

2 

Mellerstaines,  January  1710.  Servants  wages.  Deb:  to  cash. 


Sterlin 


May  Minzies 

March  6th  To  her  10s.  more  £l     . 

1  10 

0 

To  her      ..... 

3  10 

0 

To  her      ..... 

3     6 

8 

Betty  Navell 
To  her  lOsh 

0  10 

0 

The  chair  glas   brecking  of    the 

drinkmony 
To  her 

0  10 

0 

Margrate  Brown,   came    to   be 

kook    at   Whitsunday   1709, 

her  wage  in  the  year  is  2  10  0. 

To  her 

1  05 

0 

To  her  2sh.  more  £2,  lOsh. 

2  12 

0 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

5 

6f 

140  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1710 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

Margrate  Milne 

To  her  for  shoes 
March  9    To  her  for  shoes 

To  her  2sh.        .... 
To  her  fathers  house  rent  White 
[sunday]  1710 
Ap.  12  To   her   2sh.    more   by   Androw 

Lamb  £l        .  .  .  .         12     0 

To  her  which  compleats  her  wages 

for  5  years  time      .  .  .         15     0 

Grisell  Wate 

March  9    To  her  for  shoes         .  .          .  0     2  0 

To   her   2sh.    more   by  Androw 

Lamb  £l        .          .  .         .  12  0 

To  her  for  shoes  2sh.  .          .  0     2  0 

Jean  Ridpath,  came  to  take 
care  of  the  fouls  and  swine,  her 
wage  in  the  year  with  her  shoes 
at  2sh.  sterling  is  (she  came  at 
Martimas  1709  year)  14  0 
.      To  her  far  shoes         .  .  .         0     2     0 

To  her  3d.  more  £5  Scots  which  is 

her  wage  for  5  month      .  .         0     8     7 

Alisone  Brownlies,  entred  to 
serve  in  the  kitchen,  March  8, 
1710,  her  wage  in  the  year 
is  13     4 

her  shoes     0     4     0 
To  her  10s.  by  An'd»-.  more  17s.  4d         17     4 

Jean  Glen,  came  to  wash  and 
spin  at  Whitsunday  1710,  her 
wage  is  with  shoes  in  the  year 
1  10     8. 


I7I0]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  141 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

£  s.  d. 
To  her  by  Andrew,  4s.         .  .         0     4     0 

To  her  which  compleats  a  years 

fie 16     8 


I 


George  Mathy 

To  him  by  his  master  at  London 

£1,  Os.  6d.,  more  £l  .  .         2     0     6 

To  Alshy  Blyth  for  him  Is.  2d. 

more  14s.  6d.  more  17s.  in  full 

of  all 1  12     8 


Thomas  Cockburn  came  to  be 
Mester  Houshold,  at  White- 
smiday  1710,  his  wages  is  in 
the  year     4     0     0. 
To  him  his  wages  for  half  a  year  .         2     0     0 
j  Novr.  12  To  his  wages  for  half  a  year  longer 

at  £5  a  year  .  .  .  .         2  10     0 

John  Hope 

To  his  house  rent,  this  besids  his 

£4  of  fie 
Ap.  3     To  him  5sh.       .... 
To  him  for  Pringles  shoes 
To    him    by    corn   from    Widow 

Wight  .  .  .  .         2  16     8 

To  him  a  stone  wooll  at  6s.  8, 

more  Ssh.       .  .  .  .         0  14     8 

To  him  which  clears  his  wages 

from  Martimas  1709  till  Marti- 

mas  1710,  etc.         .  .  .         0     0  10 

Tam  YouU 

To  him  by  his  brothers  oats         .         2  13     4 
To  hime  by  Androw  Lamb  .         0  11     8 

To  him  by  Meg  Hendersons  bear  0  16     8 


0 

11 

1-2- 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

10 

142  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1710 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

Rob:  Wight  came  to  be  bred  £    s.  d. 
buttler  at  Martimas  1709. 
For   learning   him   to    shave    at 

Edinburgh     .  .  .  .  116 

George  Dods 

To  him  in  Edinburgh  .  .  0     6     0 

To  him  payd  Will:  Hutchison     .  3     7     0 


John  Clark 

To  him  of  oats  at  £8  Scots  3  fous 

3  pecks  .... 

To  him  a  boll  bear  from  Widow 

Wight  .  .  . 

To   him   by   the   tenants   in  the 

Mains  corn  and  mony 
To  Tarn  Youll  of  lott  as  it  came  to 

15sh.  bear,  13sh.  4d.  oats,  15sh. 

Tjcd'S  •  •  •  •  • 

To  a  porter  at  Grisies  mariage     . 
To  a  cook  and  two  men 
To  Robert  Manderston  £l,  IDs., 
Roberton  Master  Houshold 
£1,  Is.  6d 


Androw  Lamb 

To  his  expences  in  Jan^  and  Feb'*.  0  2  6 
July  6     To  his  expences  Is.  4d.  more  8d. 

and  8d 0  2  8 

To  him  his  wages  this  year  .  3  0  0 

To  a  cook   at  Edinburgh  caled 

Margrat  Wabster    .  .  .         0     3     6 

S.  54     4    7i% 


0  10 

0 

0  16 

8 

0  19 

0 

1  14 

0 

0  5 

1  11 

0 
6 

2  11 

6 

I7I0]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  143 


Mellerstaines,  January  1710.     Servants  cloathes.     Deb:  to 

Cash. 

[Servants] 
For  cloathes,  etc.  for  Rob:  Wight 

ridin  coat       .... 
For  makeing  Robert  Wights  rid- 
ing coat      .  .  .  . 
For  a  frock  to  Wight 
Ap.  8     For  4  pair  shoes  to  George  Dods 
For  Rob:  Wights  riding  coat 
For  threed  Ish.  8d. 
For  shoes  to  Rob:  Wight    . 
For  shoes  to  Tarn  Youll 
To  James  Watson  for  makeins 

mens  cloathes 
For  12  ounces  threed 

For  21  ell  plain  for  blew  cloath  at 

71 

For   a   chopin   of   oyl   for   livera 

wooll     ..... 
For    2 1    ston    wooll    for    levera 

cloath  and  linine  ;    this  wooll 

wa,s  all  sorted  and  clean  wail'd 
For  butter  5s.  [buttons  ?]  . 
For   42   ells   six   quarters   cloath 

working  at  3d.  per  ell,  J:  M: 
For  21  ell  lining  ell  broad  at  ld.| 

working  .... 

For  shoes  to  Robie  Wight 
For  shoes  to  Tam  Youll     . 
For  shoes  to  Tam  Youll,  Geordy 

Dods,  and  Rob:  Wight    . 
For   2   hats   to   Tam   Youll   and 

Geordy  Dods 
For    dresing    a    hat    to    George 

Mathy  .... 

For  galoun  to  the  hats  Ssh.  9d.     . 


Sterling] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

1 

9 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

10 

0 

1 

10 

0 

0 

1 

8 

0 

2 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

3 

0 

0 

1 

11 

0 

13 

n 

0 

0 

10 

1 

5 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

10 

6 

0 

2 

7i 

0 

2 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

9 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

8 

9 

144  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1710 

[Servants] 
For  stokins  to  Rob.  Wight,  Tarn 

Youll,  Geo:  Dods   . 
For  stokins  to  Rob:  Wight 
For  a  hat  to  Rob.  2s.  6d.  Dods 

Is.  Id.  .... 
For  shoes  to  Rob.  2s.  8d.  shoes  to 

Geordy  Dods  shoes  3sh. 
Decmr.  For  boots  to  Tarn  Youll  cochman 
For  shoes  to  James  Kilpatrick    . 
For  a  hatt  and  galune  to  Wight   . 
For  galuns  and  tracing  to  the  rest 

of  the  servants  to  finish  them 
Aug.  16  For   Robie   Wight   cloathes   and 

furnishone      .... 
For     makeing     and     furnishing 

Wights  cloathes 
For  stokins  shoes  and  buckles  to 

Wight  .... 
For  linins  to  Wight,  Youll  and 

Dods     .... 
For  stokins  to  Dods  and  Youll 
For  4  ells  bustin  for  Dods's  runing 

wastcoat    3s.    4d.    strings    and 

threed  9         .  .  . 

For  furniture  for  cloathes  from 

Cha:  Ormston 


Sterling] 

L        £    s.  d. 

0     7     6 

0     16 

» 

0 

3     7 

> 

0 
0 
0 
0 

5     8 

10     0 

2     4 

9     0 

0 

[ 

2     0 

L 

2 

0     0 

0 

6     6 

0 

6     0 

1 

1 

0 

1 

4  6 

5  6 

i 

0 

1 

4  1 

0 

10     6 

S.  16 

01     1 

Account  of  Servants  wages  1713. 

May  Minzies 
To  her      .  .  .£100 

Margrat  Finla 
Edn.      To   her    6s.    8d.    more 

from  my  doughter  5s.     0  11     8 


1 713]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  145 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

Edn.      To  her  5s.,  2s.  6d.,  9s.  £    s.   d. 

lOd.       .  .  .       0  16  10 

To  her  in  full   of  her 

wages  .  .       2     9  10         3  18     4 


Ann  Bell  came  to  waah 

and   spine   at  Marts 

1712  her  wage  in  the 

year    with    2s.    each 

half   year   for   shoes 

is                   1  14       0 

To  her  2s.  more  2s. 

0 

4 

0 

To  her  a  chist  . 

0 

8 

7 

To  her  in  full  of  her 

wages 

1 

19 

9 

2  12     4 


Alison  Brunfield  came 

to  be  chamber  Maid 

Whit.  1713  her  wage 

with    shoes    in    the 

year  is  1  14     0 

To  her  wages  for  half  a 

year      .  .  .     0  17     0         0  17     0 

Peggy  Johnston   came 

at  Whitesunday  1713 

her  wage  in  the  year 

is  1  16     0 

To  her  wages  for  half  a 

year      .  .  .     1  16     0         1  16     0 

Dorathy  Gilroy  came  to 

be  Kitchen  Maid  at 

White  1713  her  wage 

in  the  year  is  50s.  fie 

and  drinkmony 
To     Dolly    wages     for 

half  a  year     .  .     0  13     0         0  13     0 

K 


146 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1713 


[Servants] 
To  Dolly  Cook  Maid  a 
quarters   wages    and 
cariage  .  .     0  18 


0 


Thomas  YouU  Coachman  ^ 
To  his  wife  when  they 

were  sick        .  .050 

To  his  Lambes  Rent 

1712  .  .  .   0  15 
febr.  2d     To  him  at  Edn  Decmr. 

last        .  .  .040 

To    his    Candls    Rent 

1713  .  .  .   0  15 
July  28     To  him  3s.  more  5s.  to 

Docter    Gibson    l£ 
Is.  6d.  .  .  .19     6 

To  his  Lambis   Rent 
15s.     2^%d.      1713 
shoes  3s.,  2s.  6d.,  2s. 
6d.         .  .  .33 


2  6 

^T2 


2t^ 


23% 


Will   Brounlees   came 

to    be    footman    at 

Marts  1712  his  years 

wages    for    stokins 

shoes  and  alltogether 

is  2  10     0 

To  him  for  shoes  3s. 

stokins  2s.  3d.         .053 
To  him  in  full  and  for 

other    work    for    \ 

year      .  .  .   1  13     4 


[Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 

0  18     0 


4  11     7 


1  18     7 


John  Hume 
March    To   him   6   bolls   oats 
11  Lithgow  measure  at 

^  The  items  here  entered  against  Thomas  Youll  are  included  in  the  fuller 
statement  on  p.  148. 


I7I3] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


147 


Servants] 

Sterling] 

4£  2  bolls  Bear  alto- 

£   s.  d. 

gether  comes  to  32£ 

4d.         .          .          .   2  13 

8 

To  him  of  his  wages      0  16 

8 

To  him  a  ston  4  lb. 

wooll     .          .          .09 

7 

7  16  10 

July  20     To  him  13s.  9d.,  8s.  to 

him  2£            .          .  3  11 

9 

To  his  House  rent      .   0  15 

0 

July  15 


John  Clark  entred  at  Marts 

1712      His   wages    in 

the  year  is  2     0     0 
To  him  payd  over  and 

above  his  account  of 

days  work      .  .10     0 

To  him  for  4  bolls  oats 

and  two  ston  Meall  1  15     0 
To  him  2s.         .  .020 


2  17     0 


Androw  Lamb 


To  the  officers  land   . 

To  Matha  Blacks  land 

Tame  YouU  came  to 
be  barnman  Whit 
1713  his  wage  is  in 
the  year  50s.,  and 
hose  and  shose  each 
half  year. 

To  him  10s.  more. 


0 
0 


0 
0 


3     0     0 


Thomas  Youll  came  to  be  footman  White 
1713  his  wage  is  2£ 
and  for  stokins  and 
shos  10s.  in  the 
year  in  all     2  10  0 
To    him    stokins    2s. 


148 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1713 


Servants] 
shoes   3s.   more  3s. 

Sterling' 
£    s.  d. 

more  3s. 

0 

11 

0 

To  him  Is.  2d. 

0 

1 

2 

0  12 

2 

To  Barbry  Hardy  for 
hay   working   16 
days 

To  a  washer  6d.  more 

0 

5 

0 

0     5 

0 

18d.       . 

0 

2 

0 

0     2 

0 

Tarn  Youll  Barnman 

has  gote  of  late 
Crop 
1712   4   bolls   oats  at 

1 

12 

8 

4£  12s.  Scots  4  fows 

more  a  boll  4  fous 

bear  at  7£  Scots     . 

1 

1 

0 

s. 

2  13 

8 

23  16 

10 

Thomas  Youlls  Account  ^ 


For  wages  from  A^Tiite 
1706  to  White  1709 

1707  To    him    by    Androw 

Lamb 

1708  To    him    by    Androw 

Lamb 
To   him   by   corn   and 

SuFd'  •  •  • 

1709  To  him  by  John  Shiels 
To    him     by    lose    of 

Dods  services  and  his 

own  drinking  . 
To  him 
For  wages  at  2£  from 

Whit  1709  till  Whit 

1712 


4  10     0 


6     0     0 


0  2     0 

1  13     4 

0     9     6 
0     10 


0  10     0 
0     2     0 


*  This  statement  of  accounting  with  Thomas  Youll  is  written  on  a  separate 
piece  of  paper  pinned  into  the  Account  Book. 


1713]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  149 


irio 


1711 


1713 


[Servants] 

[Sterling" 

To    him    by    Andrew 

£    s. 

d. 

Lamb 

0  11 

8 

To    him    by    Androw 

Lamb  Henderson 

0  16 

8 

To  him  by  his  brothers 

corns  at  several!  time 

and  allow  pat:  in  his 

rent 

6  10 

0 

To  him 

1     0 

0 

To   the   Lambes    Rent 

1711         .          . 

0  15 

0  (j 

To  him  for  drinking  at 

Makerston,  etc. 

0  10 

0 

To    George    Dods    for 

him 

0  13 

8 

To  the  Docter  l£  Is.  6 

•. 

his  wife  5  drogs  10  . 

1  16 

6 

For  wages  at  2£   10s. 

from  Whit.  1712  till 

Marts.  1714     .          .65 

0 

To  him  3s.,  5s.,  3s.,  2s. 

6d.,  2s.  6d. 

6  16 

0 

To  him  at  Edn  4s.  3s. 

4d.  R  D  2s.  6d. 

0     9 

10 

To  him  3s.  6d.  more  3s. 

0     6 

6 

To  the  Ferrier  of  horse 

hire       ... 

2     0 

0 

By  his  rent  for  3  year  at 

Lambs  1714   . 

4  11 

3 

16  15 

0       23  15 

1t% 

ballance  over  pay'd   .       7  15 

1  <> 

Account  of  Expence  of  Servants  Cloathes  1713. 

To  Alison  Brunfield  of  Arls  .         0     0     6 

To  Dolly  kilray  of  Arls  and  bring- 
ing her  home.         .  ...         .         0     2     0 


150  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1713 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

For    going    Whissen    bank    May         £    s.  d. 

Minzies    and    Androw    Lambs 

expence  with  one  horse  .         0     2     9 

bringing  home  bella  2s.  2d. 

James  young  arls  6d.      .  .         0     2     8 

For  bustine  to  make  oat  a  wast- 

eoat  at  lid.  .  .  .         0     2     2| 

For  brew  hair  6d.  pr  ounce  and 

threed  6:  0     .  .  .  .         0     2     0 

For    15    ell    Gray    working    six 

quarter  broad  at  3d.        .  .         0     3     9 

For    8    ells    Bustine    for    runing 

cloathes  .  .  .  .         0     9     0 

For  arls  to  wemen  Is.  .  .010 

For  working  15  yeards  gray  at  3d. 

pr  yd 0     3     9 

To  spotswood  taylor  for  mending 

cloathes  .  .  .  .         0     2     0 


£1  11     7^ 


Mellerstaine,  Janry  1714.     Account  of  Servants  wages. 

May  Minzies 

Ap.  24  To  her      .  .  .10     0 

June      To  her      .  .  .10     0 

For  dying  her  goun  .070 

To  her      .         .  .10     0  3     7     0 

Fanny  Bell  Entred  at 

White    1714    to    be 

House    keeper    her 

wage  in  the  year  is 

£     s.     d. 

5     0     0 

To  her      .  .  .200  200 


I7I4] 


I 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE                151 

[Servants" 

"Sterling" 

Jeany  Forsieth  Entred 

£    s.  d. 

at  Marts  1713  to  be 

chamber   Maid   her 

wage  in  the  year  is 

£     s.    d. 

2     0     0 

To  her  half   a  years 

wages             .          .10 

0             10     0 

Katharin  Kenady  En- 
tred at  White  1714 
to  be  chamber  Maid 
her  wages  in  the  year 
is  2     0     0 

To  her  for  half  a  year  10     0  10     0 

Katharine  Heart  En- 
tred to  be  Landry 
Maid  and  washer  at 
White:  1714  her 
wage  in  the  year  is 
34s.  and  4d.  and 
her  two  pairs  shoes 
at  2s.  a  pair  .  .   1  18     4 

Isabella  Rickelton  en- 
tred to  wash  and 
Milk  cow  at  Marti- 
mas  1713  her  wage 
in  the  year  is  with  her 
shoes  at  2s.  1  10     8 

To  her  2s.  lj%. 

To  her  in  full  for  a  year  1  10     8  ]   10     8 

Bella  Robison  entred 
to  be  under  Cook  at 
Marts  1713  her  wage 
in  the  year  is 

2     0     0 


152 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1714 


Janr, 


Servants' 

[Steriing" 

To   her   5s.   more   2s. 

£    s.  d. 

6d.  more  5s.  one  s 

to  her   .          .          .0 

13 

6 

For  stuff  to  her  goun    1 

0 

0 

To  her  linin  to  it  2s. 

6d.  makemg  Is.  8d.  0 

4 

2 

For  two  Aprons  James 

Liedhouse      .          .   0 

3 

0 

For  changeing  a  plate  0 

1 

6 

2     2     2 

Peggie    Sharp    entred 

to  be  under  cook  at 

July  8  her  wage  in 

the  year  is    1  10     0 
To  her  for  half  a  year    0  15     0  0  15     0 

To  the  Nurs  3s.   4d. 

more  3s.  4d.  .  .068 

To  her  6  bolls  oats  at 

5£  16s.  8d.     .  .360  3  12     8 


Janr, 


Alexander  Hume  En- 

tred at  White  1713 

to    be    Butler    his 

wages  in  the  year  is 

2     0     0 

To  him     . 

1 

0 

0 

To  him  for  boots 

0 

10 

0 

To  him  for  cheno  and 

other      things      he 

brock    . 

0 

10 

0 

2     0     0 


Octr. 


James  Grieve  Entred 
at  Marts  1713  to  be 
Butler  his  wage  in 
year  is  2£  but  if  he 
pleases  me  it  is  to  be 
3£  3     0     0 

To  him     .  .  .1 


0     0 


10     0 


I 


1714]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  153 

k  [Servants]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 
Thomas  Youll  Coachman 

»To  the  fferriers  ac- 
count l£  10  a  horse 
hire  to  the  coch  when 
the  Mare  was  spoilt 
0     10     0        .  .200 

To  him  for  shoes  3s. 
4d.  from  R  D  2s. 
6d.         .  .  .   0     5  10 

Candles  rent  1714 
Lamb     rent     1714 

1£  10s.  5d.      .  .    1  10     5  3  16     3 

May  15      he    is    over    payd    at 
White   1714   5£   19 
Id. 
June  3       To  him  3s.  6d.  more  3s. 

John  Hume  Garner 
To  him  5s.,  2s.,  more 

10s.  ston  wooll  8s.     1     5     0 
To  him  in  full  of  his 

wages  at  Marts  1714  2     6     8 
For  his  bbolls  oats  and 


2  bolls  bear  Lithgow 


measure          .          .   2 

13 

4 

For  his  House  Rent      0 

15 

0 

For   his    Cows   meatt 

and  grase. 

John  Clark 

To  him  shoes  3s.  2d. 

Meal   2s.    5d.   more 

2s.  Id.,  15s.  4d.       .   1 

3 

0 

Androw  Lamb  his  ex- 

pences   at  fairs  2s. 

more  3s.         .          .0 

5 

0 

7     0     0 


154 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1714 


July  14 


[Servants' 

[Sterling] 

To  Andrew  Lamb  for 

£    s.  d. 

his  land          .          .300 

To  Dick   .          .          .068 

4  14     8 

Thom  Youll  footman 

To  Tom  3s.  6d.           .036 

To  him  5s.  more  2s. 

more  6d    more  3s. 

6d.         .          .          .   0  11     6 

To  him  3s.         .          .036 

To  him  which  pays  him 

for  a  year  and  a  half  2     6     0 

3     4     & 

To  Tamas  Youll  the 
Banmian  a  years 
wages  payd  him  at 
Whitsunday  1714 

Thomas  Bell  Entred 
at  White  1714  to  be 
Banmian  his  wage 
in  the  year  is  three 
pound  and  two  pair 
shoes  and  2  pr  stok- 
ins  10    .       3  10     0 

To  him  5s.  to  him  his 
whole  fees  for  6 
monethes 

To  5d.  men  for  going 
errands  thresing  etc. 
for  a  year 

To  Meg  Henderson 
two  Aprons  3s.  shoe 
2s.  2d.  . 

To  her  2s.  and  to 
Barbry  Hardy  for 
her  Is.  more  in  full 


14     2 


0  14     2 


2  17     4 


1  15    a 


1  18     4 


28     6     1 


£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

10 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

2 

0 

1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  155 

[Servants] 

Account  of  Servants  Cloathes  and  other  expences  1714. 

[Sterling] 

For  a  pair  boots  to  Sandy  Hume 
To  Fanny  Bells  Arls  Is. 
Ap.  14  To  Liedhouse  for  threed  last  year 
Ap.  26  To  Alexander  Blyth  for  makeing 

and  mending  cloathes  to  this 

day    haveing    cleard    accounts 

with  him        .  .  .  .         0     8     6 

For  cariing  Jean  Forsyth  and  her 

trunk  from  Newcastle     .  .         0  12     6 

For  bring  Fanny  Bell  out  of  toun 

Is.  bringing  Katharin  heart  2s.         0     3     0 
For   bringing   Katharin   Kenady 

from  Berwick  Is.  .  .         0     10 

For   bringing  Pegie   Sharp   from 

Berwick  .  .  .  .         0     10 


1  19     0 


London,  January  1715.     Servants  wages. 

May  Minzies 
To  her 116 

April]     To  her  which  compleats  all  her 

wages  till  Lambes  last  1714     .       19  11     6 
Aug.  26     To  her  l£  lOsh.  Decmr.  2  to  her 

2£  3s.  .  .  .  .  3  13     0 

Katharin  Hearts  wages  I  highted 
when   I   came   to   London   from 
Candles  1715  to      .300 
March  8    To  her                .          .          .          .  1  12     0 

Aug.  26     To  her 116 

Jean  Housnem  came  to  be  Cook 


Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 

1 
0 
0 

7 
2 

8 

4 
6 
0 

156  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Servants] 

the  16  day  of  Dcemr  1714  her 

wage  in  the  year  is  £8. 
To  her  for  2  Monethes  caried  away 

by  constables 
To  Marie  Swan  cook  for  a  week   . 
To  Hana  Stivens  cook 

Sara  Lies  came  to  be  Chamber 
Maid  the  21  Decmr.  1714  her 
wage  in  the  year  is  £4     0     0 

1715 

Janr.  11.  To  her  for  3  weeks  wages  .         0     5     0 

Hellen     Williams     came    to    be 

Housemaid  the  12  her  wage  in 

the  year  is     .  .£400 

For  a  mug  2  more  for  6  weeks 

6s.  2d. 
Aug.  26     For  constables  and  cariing  befor  a 

justice  of  peace  8s.  2d.    .  .         0  16     4 

'  Ann  Frazer  came  to  be  chamber 
maid  the  22d  febr.  her  wage  in 
the  year  was  .300 

Aug.  26     To  her  for  a  fourtnights  wages  3 

weeks  more    .  .  .  .         0     7     6 

Sara  Thrift  came  to  be  Housemaid 
the  10  of  March  her  wage  in  the 
year  is  .  .  £4     0     0 

To  her  for  a  week      .  .  .         0     2     0 

Ap.  8     To  Doraty  house  made  for  a  week         0     17 

Lattes  Hall  entered  to  be  Cook 
the  26  of  March  her  wage  in  the 
year  is  .  8£     0     0 

To    her    for     a    moneth    wages 

13s.  4d 0  13     8 


1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  157 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

To     Winifrid     Rollands     for     a        £  s.     d. 

monethes  wages.     .  .  .         0  16     8 

Aug.  26     Katharin  Loid  came  home  for  one 

night  only 
Sep.  18      Amee  cook  a  day       .  .  .         0     2     6 

John  Baillie  came  to 

be  Jerriswoods  ser- 
vant at  White  1714 

his    wages    in    the 

year  is        £5     0     0 
11715 
[Janur.  11  To  him  half  a  years 

wages    ...  2  10     0 

May  1     To  him  in  full  of  his 

wages  .  .  2  10     0 

Thomas   Hewie   came 

in  John  Baillies 

place  his  wage 

4£     0     0 
To  him  for  half  a  year 

tho    he    was     only 

from  6  May  till  28 

Sepr      ...  200 

James  Grives  wages  I 

highted  after  I  came 

to        London        at 

Candles  1715  to  (in 

the  year)   £4     0     0 
Aug.  26     For  a  Mug  Is.  a  fork 

lOsh.     . 
I      highted        James 

wages    at    Lambes 

1715  to      £5     0     0 

Tam  youls  is  to  con- 
tinue at  in  the  year 
£3. 


158  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

To  his  wifes  Candles  £    s.  d. 

rent  1715       .  .   0  15     2A 

To  her  Lambes  rent 

1715      .  .  .   0  15     2^4^^ 

Aug.  26     For  plewing  his  land 

this  year        .  .   0  18  10 

2     9     1 


Betty  cook 

for  a  moneth  .   0  10     6 

Aug.  17     To  her  for  days  wages    0     8     0  0  18     6 

Jean  Forsith  entred  to 

be   house   Maid   at 

Whitsunday   1715 

her    wage    in    the 

year  is        £3     0     0 
Aug.  26     To  her  a  pair  shoes    .046 
To  her      .  .  .116 

To  her  fraught  come- 

ing  up  beside  her  wages  0  10     0 
To  her  in  full  of  11 

moneths    wages    at 

4£  a  year       .  .200  3  16     0 

Nelly    Ormand    came 

to  be  Cook  on  the 

17  August  her  wage 

in  ye  year  £5     0     0 
To  her  for  6  moneths  2  10     0  2  10     0 

Robert  Anderson  came 

to    be    Jerriswoods 

footman    Sepr.     28 

his  wage  in  the  year 

with  Liverras  is  £5 
he  furnishes  shoes  and 

stokins — stayd       a 

week. 


1715] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


159 


[Servants] 
George  Midcalf  came 
to  be  footman  Octo- 
ber 1715  his 
wages  in  the  year 
without  stokens  and 
shoes  is        5     0     0 


[Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 


S.   £48  16     2 


To  Hellen  Williams  arls 

For  a  Big  coat  to  Tam  Youll  lined 

and  brass  buttons 
For  a  Big  lin'd  Coachmans  Coat   . 
For  a  hatt  and  laceing  two  with 

old  lace  I  had  by  me 
Ap.  20  For  a  blew  coat  to  Tames  Youll 
May  28  For  4  pair  Stokins  to  the  Liverras 
For  shoes  to  Tam  youll 
For  dresing  and  cuting  two  hats 
For  a  sute  Liveras  to  James  Grive 

at  4£  lOsh.      .... 
For  a  big  Blew  coat  to  James 

Grive    ..... 
For  a  sute  Liverras  to  Thomas 

Hardy  and  a  big  coat 
For    a    coate    to    the    coachmas 

Nicolles  .... 

For   a  wastcoat   and   briches   to 

make  Tam  youll  a  full  sute 
To  Robert  Anderson  arls  to  be 

Jerriswoods  footman 
Aug.  26     For  gold  lace  to  two  hats 
Sep.  18      For  shoes  to  Tam  youll 

For  a  hat  to  George  Midcalf  8s. 

lace  to  it  3s.  ... 


0 

0 

6 

2 

5 

0 

2 

10 

0 

0 

6 

0 

2 

5 

0 

0 

14 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

6 

4 

10 

0 

2 

10 

0 

7 

0 

0 

1 

10 

0 

2 

5 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

17 

2 

0 

4 

6 

0 

11 

0 

160  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 
For    a    pair    plushes    and    with         £    s.  d. 

shambo  briches  to  George  .  0  16  0 
For  a  pair  of  shoes  to  Tarn  youll  .         0     4     6 


S.   £28  16     2 


London,  January  1st,  1717.     Account  of  Servants 

wages. 

May  Minzies 

To  Mr.   Hambly  for  a  piece   of 

chints    .  .  .  .  .600 

To  her  at  Lambes  1717  in  full  of 

all  wages        .  .  .  .         4  15     6 

Katharine  Heart 
I  highted  her  wages  at  Whit  1717 

to  ...   5     0     0 

To  her  full  and  compleat  payment 

at  White  1717         .  .  .         5  16     2 

Katharin  Lasell  came  to  be  cham- 
ber Maid  to  my  doughters  the 
day  of  her  wages 

in  the  year  is  .500  0  12     6 

She  stayd  6  weeks     .  .  .         0  12     6 

Mary  Pen  came  to  be  chamber- 
maid her  wage  in  the  year  is 

6     0     0 
June  2d    To  her  l£  Is.  6d.  returned  6s.  6d. 

pay  her  for  six  weeks      .  .         0  15     0 

Katharin  Kenady  came  to  be 
House  Maid  the  23  day  of  Janr. 
her  wage  in  the  year  is 

4     0     0 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  161 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

I  highted  her  wages  at  Lambes         £    s.  d. 

1717  to           .          .   4  10     0 
To  her  when   she  was   in    Scot- 
land       2     12 

To  her  compleat  wages  at  Marts 

1717 13     0 

Jean  Dickson  came  to  be  cook  the 

1st  febr.  her  wage  in  the  year  is 

8     0     0 
To  her  a  moneths  wages  for  a 

fourtnight      .  .  .  .         0  13     4 

Pegie  came  to  be  cook 

the  18  day  of  febr.  her  wage  in 

the  year  is     .  .600 

She  stayd  only  a  night. 

Betty  was  cook  from  20  feb. 
to 
To  her  10  sh.,  more  10s.  more  for 

10  weeks  8  lOd.      .  .  .  1     8  10 

Ann  Phillips  entred  to  be  cook 

Wedensday  the  24  Aprill  her 

wages  in  the  year  .700 
To  her  in  full  for  2  monethes  and 

2  weeks  at  8£  a  year         .  .  1  13     6 

Ann  Griffeth  came  to  be  cook  the 

9  July  her  wages  in  the  year  is 

7£  and  8  if  she  dos  well 

8     0     0 
To  her  7  Moneth  and  3  weeks  at 

3s.  4d.  a  week        .  .  .         5     3     4 

James  Grieve 
To  him  full  payment  of  all  wages 

at  Martimas  1717  .  .       14  19     7 

L 


£    s. 

d. 

12     0 

0 

9  12 

0 

2     5 

0 

162  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Servants]  [Sterling] 

John  Hume  Garner  at  Mellerstaine 

To    him    three    years    wages    at 

Martimas  1717 
To  him  18  bolls  oats  and  6  bols 

bear  Lithgow  measure  at  8sh. 

pr  boll  for  sd  3  years 
To  his  house  rent  3  years  at  15 
To  his  cows  grase  and  fother  in 

winter. 

James  Park  came  to  be  footmas 
13  febr.  his  wages  without  shoes 
and  stokens  is  5     0     0 

Thomas  Youll 
To  him  the  Candles  and  Lambs 

1716  and  1717  rent  .  .         3  10  10 

For  Plewing  his  Land  the  sd  2 

years     .  .  .  .  .         1  17     8 

George  Divison  entered  footman 
his  wages  in  the  year 

is  .  .  .   4  10     0 

June        To  him  5s.  in  full  of  his  wages  for 

8  moneth  more       .  .  .         3     0     0 

To  Androw  Lamb  3  years  rent 
Lambs  1715  16  and  1717  his 
being  2£  Matha  blacks  l£  2s. 

8^^—9£,     8     Ij^  .  .98     I3.J 


(j 


Dorathy  Hunter  came  at  the  end 
of  Aug:  1717  to  be  my  Grisies 
Maid  her  wages  in  the  year  is 

5     0     0 
octr.     To  her  by  Francy  Newtons  ac- 
count .  .  .  .         6  14    4j^J 


I7I7] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


163 


[Servants]  [Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 

To  her  by  Mrs.  Wisharts  account  0     6  0 

To  Babie  Robison  for  sowing  at 

half  a  crown  a  week        .          .  1  12  3 

febr.  11     For  a  woman  to  wash  Is.  to  scour 

2  days  2s 0     3  0 

For  washing  Is.  Is.  Is.  Is.  Is.  Is. 

2s.  6d.  Is.  Is.  Is.  Is.  Is.   .          .  0  13  6 

For  scoiuring  Is.  Is.  6d.       .          .  0     2  6 


S.  £96     6    9lf 


London,  January  1st,  1717.     Account  of  Servants  cloathes. 

For  stokins  to  Tam  3s.       .  .  0     3     0 

For  mending  Tam  youls  Cloathes  0     5     3 

For  6  duson  brass  buttons  at  18  .  0     9     0 

For  9  dusone  small  at  9d.  .  0     6     9 

For  a  pair  gloves  for  Park  .  0     16 

^larchs      For  3  hats  to  the  servants  15s. 

lace  to  them  10s.  4d.       .  .  15     4 

For  cloath  to  servants  at  8sh.  2 

biff  coats  and  sute  cloathes      .  ^     ^     . 

-  6     5     4 
The  serge  linin  at  20d.  big  butons 

as  above  for  one  coat 
To  Pringle  the  Taylor  for  makeing 

the  sute  at  rates  agreed  on      .  3  12     0 

For  a  pair  hose  to  Tam      .  .  0     3     1 

For  a  pair  shoes  to  Tam    .  .  0     4     0 

For  a  hat  and  galoun  to  George 

5s.  4s.   .  .  .  .  .  0     9     0 

For  4  pr  scarlite  stokens  to  the 

servants  5s.  on  at  6s.  6d.  .  116 

For  Tams  shoes  18d.  .  .  0     16 

For  I  cloath  for  Georges  Briches 

5s.  5d.  .  .  .  .  .055 


164 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1717 


[Servants] 
For  shoes  to  James  Park  4s.  shoes 

to  George  4s. 
For  dresing  a  hat 
For  a  pair  boots  to  James  Park 

XXo*  •  •  •  •  • 

For  7  duson  guilt  bras  buttons  for 

2  coats  at  2s.  pr  du. 
For  nin  duson  waistcoat  buttons 

3X/  x  sn«  •  ■  •  • 

For  a  goun  to  Tarns  doughter 
For  stokens  to  Tam  youll  . 
For  ane  Apron  to  Nans  Haliwall   . 
For  a  Blew  Ridincoat  to  Will  Mc 
Aug.     For  cariing  Dol  Hunters  cloaths, 

\Z  l/v^  ■  •  •  •  •  • 

For  boots  to  George  which  he  lost 


[Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

8 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

11 

0 

0 

14 

0 

0 

9 

0 

1 

4 

0 

0 

4 

6 

0 

5 

5 

1 

14 

10 

0 

11 

0 

0 

4 

6 

S.   £23     9  11 


Deburst  for  Houshold  furnitur  1693. 


table, 


1693 

Aprl  22d  To    William    Scott    for    a 

stands  and  glas 

May  20.     For  a  sut  Aras  hangins  of  14  ells 

in  3  pices       .... 

For  puther  from  Mrs.  Hervie 

Ditto     For  sevarall  othar  things  to  the 

howss  that  stands  in  ane  other 

book      ..... 

For   furniture   betwixt   Oct'    12 

1693  and  May  12,  1694       . 
For  bed  bolster  and  cods    . 
For  drinking  glases    . 
1694     To  Penman,  goldsmith,  for  work 
as  per  account  and  recept 


[Scots] 


60     0     0 


96 
39 


0 
4 


0 
0 


88  18     0 


.      304 

0 

0 

22 

2 

0 

11 

6 

0 

40 

0 

0 

1693] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


165 


[Furnishings] 


[Scots] 


£ 

s. 

d. 

For  furnitur  to  my  green  bed,  etc. 

169 

19 

0 

For  dornick       .... 

24 

12 

0 

Jun.  20 

For  a  washing  ruber  . 

0 

9 

0 

Ditto 

For  bottles         .... 

57 

12 

0 

Aug. 

For  dornick  at  Inerkithin  12lb.  3d. 

0  X/L  ••■••• 

124 

12 

0 

For  liting  my  coper  culrd  stuf ,  etc. 

28 

1 

0 

Ditto  26 

For  2  ston  lint 

10 

0 

0 

For  linin  for  shits 

9 

8 

0 

Oct. 

For  the  litle  long  folding  table 

4 

4 

0 

For  the  rond  table     . 

3 

10 

0 

For  6  Holland  codwars 

6 

0 

0 

For  a  bast  to  a  bed  . 

17 

0 

0 

For  4  spinell  yerin     . 

4 

4 

0 

Novr. 

For  a  lint  whille  3lb.   10  earthin 

pots  6s.           .... 

3 

16 

0 

For  5  duble  preses  for  books  at 

13lb.  p.  pice,  cohering  7lb. 

72 

0 

0 

For  bakets  seals  and  3lb.  helping 

the  screwtor  18s,     . 

13 

18 

0 

For  a  wanscot  chist  of  drawers     . 

16 

0 

0 

For  lint  spining  for  shits  6  slips  in 

the  pound  14s.  p.  lb. 

For  cariing  the  Lady  Laws  chist  . 

1 

10 

0 

1695 

For  stript  crap  for  window 

March  12 

courtins  at  8s.  6d.  per  ell 

4 

8 

0 

To  24  ells  linin  for  shits 

15 

12 

0 

May  30 

For    a    bason    4,    for    6    puther 

spoones  lib.  4s.       . 

1 

8 

0 

For  5   glases    2lb.  6s.  a  lid  to  a 

stand  14s.       .... 

3 

10 

0 

For  a  washing  tub  12s.  a  ruber  8s. 

a  glas  14d.  jacolit  stick  lOd.     . 

2 

14 

0 

July 

For  polishing  my  drawers  18s. 

0 

18 

0 

For  6  lame  plats  for  milk    . 

1 

16 

0 

For    a    key    to    the    closit    8,    a 

poranger  4s.  . 

0 

12 

0 

166 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1695 


[Furnishings]  [Scots] 

For  a  gross  bottels  from  Georg  £      s.    d. 

Lason  at  2lb.  pr  duson    .          .  24     0     0 

For  36  pint  bottles  .  .  .  19  16  0 
For  a  pott  14s.  a  ston  lint  for  shits 

101b 10  14     0 

For  working  crap  for  curtins        .  6     10 

S.  1310  14     0 


Deburst  for  houshold  furnitur  1696. 

January    For  2  ston  of  lint  to  the  toun  of  [Scots] 

Mellerstens     .          .          .          .  11  18     0 
To  a  pairt  of  payment  for  linin 

working          .          .          .          .  4     7     0 
20  For  a  ladle  3s.  a  flamer  4s.  caps  3s. 

washen  brush  6s.     .          .          .  16     0     0 

For  a  shovell  14,  skull  6s.   .          .  10     0 
For     6    drinking    glases     3ft.    2 

chamer  pots  Ifb.  7s.         .          .  3     7     0 

For  tikin  to  bed  and  bolster         .  2  16     0 

For  buttons  for  codwars      .          .  19     0 

For  a  water  stoup  w*  yron  girths  18     0 

Aprill         For  a  posit  dish          .          .          .  14     0 

For  drinking  glases    .          .          .  7     4     0 
For    setting    a    fixt    bed    in    the 

nursary           .          .          .          .  2  18     0 

For  2  pair  shits  4lfe.  hnin  14s.      .  4  14     0 
For  linin  working  5  quarters  brod 

at  3s.  4d.  per  ell. 

For  ane  yron  draping  pan  .          .  3  14     0 
May  1st     For  a  pair  linin  and  woolan 

blanckets        .          .          .          .  8  16     0 

For  scuring  3  piece  Arass  hangins  2     2     0 

For  6  Dutch  wand  chiers    .          .  19  16     0 
For  54  ells  hair  plush  at  3 ft.  8  per 

ell  for  hangins         .          .          .  183     6     0 


i6q7]  of  lady  GRISELL  BAILLIE  167 

[Furnishings]  [Scots] 

To  Pringle  for  litting  the  scarlit         £    s.  d. 

crap,  etc.        .  .  .  .        15     0     0 

Jun.  18      For  rubers  hard  and  washing       .  18     0 

For  the  Japan  table  stands  and 

glas 120     0     0 

For  6  chairs  at  16sh.  the  pice       .       49  12     0 
For  a  fring  to  the  plush  hangins 

2 lb.  7s.  cover  to  Japan  table    .  5     7     0 

For  bliching  43  ells  linin  at  2s.  6d. 

the  ell 5     8     0 

July  19      For  tikin  to  a  bed  9  ells      .  .  6  15     0 

For    a    Dutch    basket    for    my 

cloathes  .  .  .  .         3     0     0 

For  a  hather  brush  3s.  6d.  .  .         0     3     6 

For  making  6  cuchines  at  lis.  pice. 

linnin  to  one  of  them       .  .         3  16     0 

Decmr.      For  6  water  glases      .  .  .         3     0     0 

To  Carr,   goldsmith  for  6  spons 

6  forks,  etc.  per  recept     .  .      100     0     0 

To  put  the   blads   in   the   silver 

knives  .  .  .      . 

For  a  bast  to  the  door 
For  68  ells  cours  dornick  working 

bliching,  etc. 


2     2 

0 

0  12 

0 

ig 

8  14 

0 

S.  600  16 

6 

Deburst  for  howshold  furniture  1697. 

Agust  1st  To  Carr  goldsmith  the  remains  of         [Scots] 

ane  acount     .  .  .  .      012  00  00 


For  a  lame  bason 

For  bustin  the  big  chair 

For  a  clogbag  lock 

For  a  fish  pan   . 

For  puting  a  blad  in  a  knif 


000  14  00 
000  14  00 
000  04  00 
000  07  00 
000  12  00 


168  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1697 


Ditto 


Septm. 


[Furnishings] 

Scots] 

For  sives  and  riddels  at  Meller- 

£     s.    d. 

SLv^cxllS      •                  •                  •                  •                  • 

002  02  00 

For  a  fathirbed  bolster  and  2  cods 

042  00  00 

For  a  bason  4s.  6d.  4  glases  iti.  16 

002  00  06 

For   the   shoe   yron   10s.    a   lock 

mending  and  key  to  a  trunk 

001  00  00 

For    a    cover    to    the    green   chair 

4  ell  at  2ti.  per  ell 

004  00  00 

For  scuring  5  pice  of  Arrass 

hangings         .... 

003  04  00 

For  2  milk  basons  at  10s.  and  14s. 

3  caps  at  18sh. 

002  02  00 

For   a   rimin  dish  2s.  milsy   2s. 

bason  7sh.      .... 

000  11  00 

For  6  knives  with  horn  hefts 

001  16  00 

For  a    lame    chamber    pot    13 : 

2  rid  ons  and  a  dry  stool 

001  04  00 

For  a  harth  buson  12  a  busom  for 

hangins  11     . 

001  03  00 

For  a  gros  of  chapin  and  a  gros 

muchkin  bottels 

036  00  00 

For  a  bed  bolster  and  2  cods 

016  00  00 

For    werping    and    sowing    my 

holland           .... 

001  00  00 

For  working  my  holland  43  ells 

12s.  per  ell  and  drinkmony 

026  10  00 

For   5    hesps   mor   yerin   to   the 

holland  at  iti.  10  the  spinill     . 

001  17  00 

For  a  clogbag  lock 

000  05  00 

To    Thomas    Carr    goldsmith    6 

ounces  silver 

019  04  00 

For  6  ells  scarlit  crap  to  my  bed 

at  24  s.per  ell          .          .          . 

007  04  00 

To  Robert  Hadden  for  munting 

it  6ti.  16,  a  big  cushin  2ti. 

008  16  00 

To  the  timer    of  the   bed    15ti., 

rops  2ti.          .... 

017  00  00 

To  the  rods  of  the  bed  4ti.  4ti. 

008  00  00 

-T703] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


169 


[Furnishings] 

Scots] 

To  stentin  silk  and  threed  and 

£    s.    d. 

LdflvlLo       •                  •                  *                  •                  • 

007  00  00 

To  3  cut  Vinis  glases 

012  13  00 

To  4|  ells  Damask  table  cloath, 

30|  ells  Damask  servits. 

To  table  cloathes  at            per  ell, 

the  servits  at 

For  25  ft.  tow  .... 

010  08  00 

For  4  pair  of  linin  shits 

041  12  00 

For  4  pair  shits  at  5ti.  10    . 

022  00  00 

For  a  pair  old  shits    . 

004  04  00 

For  seals  and  2  pound  wight 

004  06  00 

For  3  carpit  cushins    4ti.  10s.,  a 

chamber  box. 

005  12  00 

The  timber  of  a  bed  with  rods     . 

006  00  00 

To  John  Hancha  for  tables  and 

timer   work    per    acount    and 

recept  ..... 

027  04  00 

To  Ms.  Henry  for  pother  as  per 

recept   ..... 

018  06  00 

377  14     0 

For  plode  [?  plade]  to  Mr.  Johnston 

167  12     0 

Edenburgh,  January  1703.     Houshold  Furnitur. 

Deb:  to  Cash. 

For  12  ells  callico  to  help  to  lint 

;         [Scots] 

the  bed           .... 

24     0     0 

For  19  bottles  .... 

1  18     0 

For  a  large  sawse  pan 

5     8     0 

For  a  skellit  pan 

2     8     0 

To  Ms.  Willy  for  18  glases  ale  12s 

wine  6s.  and  8s.      . 

7     0     0 

For  4  jelly  glases 

14     0 

For  8  jugs  at  3sh.  per  pair 

7     4     0 

For  2  crewits    .... 

14     0 

170 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1703 


[Furnishings] 


For  a  wine  glas 
Febr.  2    For  17|  ells  silk  and  cotten  for 

window  curtins 
For  drawing  the  pand  of  the  white 

bed        ..... 
For  5  bottles     .... 
For  2  little  cups  to  drink  out  off  . 
Mar.  13   For  a  little  yethn  kettle     . 
For  a  little  bras  pan 
For  tining  the  pan     . 
For  calico  to  line  my  bed 
For    ane    earthin    pot    to    pickle 

salmond         .... 
To  Thomas  Carr  goldsmith  ane 

ballance   of   ane   old   accumpt 

for  silver  work  in  full  of  all  I 

am  due  him  as  per  his  recept 
For  a  little  wort  shill 
For  a  whisk 
For  a  dry  stool  10s. 
For  33  bottles  . 
For  a  ridle  to  the  tind 
For  tows  to  the  wall  last  year 
Aprill     For  wall  tows    . 

For  a  jack  £4  16s.  for  smithwork 

in  making  the  whils 
For  cuper  work 
For  a  chamerpot 
For  4  bottles  8s. 
For  11|  ell  tickin 
For  nails  9s.   seting  the  kitchin 

chimny  £12 
For  8  bottles  16s.  nails  4s. 
For  3  slips  yeron  18s. 
June  15  For  2  pair  sheats  for  the  childrins 

beds,  12  pillabers   , 
For  2  pair  sheets  to  the  servants 


[Scots] 
£  s.  d. 

0 

6 

0 

32 

3 

6 

0 

18 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

3 

0 

8 

0 

0 

1 

18 

0 

0 

8 

0 

20 

0 

0 

0     4     0 


36 

0 

0 

0 

6 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

10 

0 

3 

6 

0 

0 

14 

6 

0 

16 

8 

0 

13 

6 

10 

0 

0 

0 

9 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

8 

0 

10 

2 

0 

n 

1 

11 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

18 

0 

IS 

14 

0 

0 

7 

0 

(V 

1703] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


171 


August 


[Furnishings] 

To  James  Imry  smith  for  work 

To  Ernist  for  my  bed  making 

For  3  bottles  6s.,  for  a  map  7s.,  a 
whisk  2s.  6d. 

For  a  shp  yeron  6s.,  for  a  rill  6s.  6d. 

For  3  cups  14s. 

For  a  bottle  2s.,  5  bottles  10s. 

For  2  decanters 

For  12  cheana  custard  dishes 

For  2  hand  sconces 

For  a  coffie  pot 

For  ordinar  Dornick 

For  57  ells  linin  for  shits 

For  chamber  pot 

For  2  tb.  Dutch  threed  for  fringes 

For  wirsit  to  make  fringes 

For  a  basin  14s. 

For  18  bottles  . 

For  21  ells  plading  working 

For  50  ells  linin  bliching    . 

For  a  timber  morter 

For  a  skep  for  meall 

For  a  pound  and  ane  ounc  Dutch 
threed  ..... 

For  knitins  4s.,  small  cords  7s.  8 

For  takets  £l,  a  ladle  and  sowin 
sive  5  .... 

For  a  pair  wooll  cards  £l  2s. 

For  yron  for  cruks  and  bearers     . 

For  a  tree  stoup  lis.  a  handy  cog 

For  10  ells  harden 

For  ane  ston  wooll     . 

For  linin  for  shits 

For  3  ston  lard  wooll  at  £6  10 

For  oyl  to  wooll 

For  threed  £l,  12  cravat  to  Steed- 
man  12s.         .... 


[Scots] 
£    s.  d. 
10     0 
0  10     0 


0  15 
0  12 
0  14 
0  12 
4  16 
4  16 
0  12 
0  14 
54  10 
38  0 
0  12 
4  16 
7  16 

0  14 

1  16 
1  11 
3  9 
0  14 
0     6 


1 
1 
3 
1 

9 


1 

5 


6 
6 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
0 
6 
8 
0 
0 


3     4     0 
0  11     8 


5     0 

2  0 

3  10 


0 
0 
0 
0 


6  13 
13  0 
19  10     0 

3  10     0 


2     4     0 


172  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1703 

[Furnishings] 
For  forcing  shirs  2  pair  3s. ,  threed 

^o>  •  •  •  •  • 

For  knitins  4s,,  while  bands  2s., 

knitins  4s.      . 
For  50  ell  stuf  for  the  little  room 

at  7s.  6d.  .... 
To  Steedmans  son  a  mounth  at 

Mellersteans  in  pairt 
Meller       To  the  couper  a  years  accumpt 
[steans]      For  20  ells  strakins  at  6s.  6d. 
Oct.  20      For  156  days  spinin  whereof  6  to 

washen  .... 

For  18  days  all  at  Is.  6d.  per  day 
For  30  ells   linin   at  3s.   the  ell 

working  .... 

For  20  ells  linin  to  Frater  . 
For  30  ells  pladin  by  heart  at  2s. 

per  ell  . 
For   21    ells   pladin   wrought   by 

Rob:  Milne  at  Is.  6d. 
For  43  days  work  by  Alshy  Blith 

and  his  son 
For  29  ells  harden  for  bed  and 

horse  shites    .... 
For  2  seeks  £4  for  a  pott  2s. 
For  dying  yellow  fringes     . 
For  a  map  8s.,  ridle  5s.  8d.,  tyle  for 

chimny,  £1  2s.         . 
For  takets  8s.  6d. 
December  For  scarlit  wirsit  litting  to  a  fring 

of  a  bed  .... 
For  green  worset  to  the  said  bed . 
For  bangall  for  servants  towills  . 
For   cloath   to   the   black   riding 

furnitur  at  10s.  str,  .  .        15     0     0 

For  a  black  coutch  with  canvis 

botom  .  .  .  .  .         9     0     0 

For  a  black  arme  rush  chair         .         3  12     0 


Scots] 
£  s.  d. 

0  5 

0 

0  10 

0 

17  15 

0 

08  0 

0 

6  11 

0 

6  10 

0 

11  14 

10 

1  7 

0 

4  10 

0 

3  0 

0 

3  0 

0 

1  11 

6 

8  11 

6 

7  10 

0 

4  2 

0 

1  10 

0 

1  15 

8 

0  8 

6 

26  10 

0 

2  17 

6 

3  17 

0 

OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  173 

[Furnishings]  [Scots] 

For  two  low  rush  chairs 

For  a  rush  bottomd  eassi  chair  . 

For  a  big  bufft  eassi  chair  with 

cushon  .... 

For  a  walnut  tree  footstooll  and 

buffing  .... 

For  two  rush  foot  stools     . 
To  P.  N.  for  making  a  cran  and 

cripit     ..... 
For  2  crook  trees  bed  rods  etc.  by 

Jl  Oi^*    XN  •  •  •  •  • 

For  100  ells  cord  for  curtins 

For  furnitur  to  make  beds 

For  rods  to  a  bed  at  3s.  per  foot 

For  a  larg  fire  shuffill 

For  a  fine  cutt  timber  of  a  bed  . 

For  a  ston  of  douns 

For  dying  silk  fring  and  cushons 

For  making  7  cushons 

For  2  cutt  cornises  3s.,  drinkmony 

6s 2     2     0 

For  buckarm  threed,  takets,  and 

to  a  bed         .... 
For  lame  bouls  and  basons,  etc. 
For   a   pice   muslin   for   window 

curtins  .... 

For  11  bottles  £1  2s. 
To    Stidmans    son    pays    out    a 

month  at  Mellersteans     . 
To  Imrie,  smith 
For    linin    to    help    to    line    the 

barens  bed     .... 
For  brush  to  the  horse  10  nails,  etc. 
For  setting  chimnys  . 
For  table  cloathes 
To  Clark  wright  in  pairt  of  his 

account  .... 


£ 

s. 

d. 

4 

16 

0 

4 

4 

0 

18 

0 

0 

4 

16 

0 

3 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

1 

8 

0 

4 

3 

4 

2 

6 

0 

2 

8 

0 

3 

0 

0 

48 

0 

0 

9 

0 

0 

4 

6 

0 

7 

0 

0 

6 

7 

0 

3 

18 

0 

37 

0 

0 

1 

2 

0 

12 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

5 

14 

0 

1 

5 

0 

0 

18 

0 

9 

12 

0 

60 

0 

0- 

174 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1703 


"Furnishings' 

Scots' 

For  tining  two  pots,  another  pot, 

£    s.  d. 

3  covers          .... 

2     0     0 

For    busoms    and    brushes    and 

chamber  pots 

8     0     0 

For  a  frying  pan 

2     2     0 

For    9    ells    hardin    from    Hellin 

Garner            .... 

2  14     0 

S. 

807     0     8 

Edenburg,  January  1707.     Houshold  Furnitur. 
Deb.  to  Cash. 

For  glazing  the  house  at  Edin-       [Scots] 
burgh  .  .  .  .       20     0     0 

For  the  workemanship  of  a  cooler 
54  ounces  and  13d.,  a  duson 
spoons  31  ounce  8d.,  12  knife 
helfts  10  ounce  lOd.,  six  salts 
15  ounce  3d.  as  per  Robert 
Bruce  goldsmithes  account       .       91     8     0 

For  37  ounces  2d.  silver  of  the 
abovesaid  work  (the  rest  being 
my  own)  at  £3  4s.  per  ounce     .     118  16     0 

For   severall   things   mended   by 

Mr.  Bruce      .  .  .  .         8  16     0 

For  a  bras  hand  candlestick  to 

the  bairens  room    .  .  .         0  12     0 

For    2    smothing    yrons    £l   8s., 

mending  the  rest  7s.        .  .  1  15     0 

April  Ist.To    Sibit    Smith   in   full    of    all 

accounts         .  .  .  .       19     0     0 

For  a  big  bras  pan    .  .  .         4  16     0 

For   a  virginall   hammer  16s.,  a 

musick  book  £6      .  .  .         6  16     0 

For  another  big  brass  pan  .         4     6     6 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  175 

[Furnishings]  [Scots] 

For  a  pair  little  bras  candle  sticks         £     s.  d. 

£2   8s.,  3   pair  snuffers   £l  10, 

extinguisher  5         .  .  .         4     3     0 

For  screw  nails  from  Mr.  Inis       .  4  16     0 

For  half  a  gross  bottles  £9,  cariing 

them 9     2     0 

For  mending  a  pot  Is.  6d.,  cocks 

and   pales    2s.,    oven  mending 

5s.  6d 0     9     0 

For    nails    2s.    6d.,   smith   work 

14s.  6d.,  2s.  6d.,   Is.,   Is.,   6s., 

Is.,  2s.  .  .  .  .  1  11     0 

For     mending     the     bucat     and 

girthes  9s.,  tubs  7s.  6d.,  3s.  6d.  10     0 

For  kitchen  towils  £l  2s.,  more 

cours  cloath  £3  6s.  .  .         4     8     0 

For  threed  Is.  2s.  Is.  6d.,  a  hair 

busom  16       .  .  .  .  10     6 

For  a  washing  ruber  lis.,  a  ruber 

8s.,  a  ruber  12s.      .  .  .  1  11     0 

For  keys  to  back  gate  lis.,  2  little 

tubs  lis.        .  .  .  .  110 

For  a  whipe  12s.,  a  Spanish  busom 

4s.,  hard  brush  8s.  6d.     .  .  14     6 

For  4  sillibub  glases  £2  8s.,  a  glas 

10s 2  18     0 

For  11  ells  Holland  for  window 

curtins  .  .  .  .        21     0     0 

For  comb  and  brush  to  the  mares 

£l  16s.  .  .  .  .  1  16     0 

For  glazing  windows  £l    16s.,   a 

map  and  whisk  12s.  6d.  .  2     8     6 

For  7  earthen  juggs  £l  2s.  4d.,  a 

tin  tanker  5s.  6d.  .  .  1     7  10 

For  a  sand  glas  6s.,  a  milk  sive  and 

pott  6s.  .  .  .  .  0   12     0 

For  a  ston  douns  to  the  easie  chair 

£8  10s.,  a  rugh  head  £l  2s.      .         9  12     0 


176  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1707 

[Furnishings] 
For  4  ells  harden  £l  2s.,  a  coll 

ridle  4s.  ...  . 

For  a  lock  to  Grisies  door  16s.,  a 

key  to  the  drawers  6 
For  helping  trunk  locks  8s.,  a  cours 

chamer  pot    .... 
For  bast  6  ells  of  8  bread  £2  2s., 

3  ells  fine  8s.  6d.  per  ell   . 
For  a  washin  ruber  for  Meller- 

SXCd'IlS     •  •  •  •  • 

For  strings  to  window   courtins 

X    ff    Oa  •  •  •  •  • 

For     3     hand     candlesticks     to 

Mellersteans 
For  10  duson  of  bottls 
Meller      For      3       lame       basons       and 
[steans]         chamerpots    4    to    Mellerstean 
June  10         basons  7s.  p.  pots  8sh.  p. 
Mellerstean  For  a  saus  pan 
June  10  For  spoons  bought  by  Mary  Muir 

Oo*  •  •  •  •  • 

For  9  ells  strakins  at  6s.  per  ell    . 
13       For  a  ladle  2s.,  kitchin  knif  3s.  6d. 
For  3  ells  bast  £l  Is.,  for  harden 

at  4s.  per  ell  ... 

For  12  yron  scewers  9s.,  a  Spanish 

busom  4s.  6d. 
July  8     To  the  couper  in  Earlston  in  full 

of  all  accounts 
For    5    ells    strokins    for   kitchin 

aprons,  etc.    .... 
For  stamping  plush  2s.  per  ell  8s. 
For  scouring  16  pair  blankets 
For  puting  up  chmneys  and  doing 

other  things  in  the  house         .         2     0     0 
For   a   map   3s.    6d.,  a  filler  for 

Meller[stean]  3s.  6d.         .  .         0     7     0 

For  a  glass  chirn        .  .         .         10     0 


[Scots' 
£    s.  d. 
16     0 

1     2 

0 

0     9 

6 

3     7 

6 

0  11 

0 

0  17 

0 

2     2 
12     0 

0 
0 

2  13 

2     8 

0 
0 

0     6 
2  14 
0     5 

0 
0 
6 

2     0 

0 

0  13 

6 

4     0 

0 

1     5 

0  8 

1  8 

0 
0 
0 

1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  177 

[Furnishings]  [Scots] 

Aug.  15  For     houshold     furniture     from         £    s.  d. 

Moubra  in  full  of  all  accoumpts 

acording   to    his    account    and 

discharge  ....  107  10  0 
To  Docter  Dundas  for  2  Ormiston 

queches  .  .  .  .         3     0     0 

For    helping    loks    and    keys    at 

Edinburgh  8s.       ' .  .  .         0     8     0 

For  6  duson  table  napkins  and  15 

table  cloathes  bought  at  Inner- 

kithin  by  Ms.  Linsday    .  .     136     0     0 

For  sowing  table  napkens  6 

napkens  3  dusone  .  .         1  13     0 

For  a  damask  table  cloath  from 

Ms.  Orr  .  .  .  .         6     0     0 

For  makeing  a  brander,  etc.,  in  the 

kitchen  .  .  .  .         14     4 

Sep.  29    For  another  glas  chirn  the  first 

being  broke   .  .  .  .         10     0 

For  a  lock  to  the  utter  door  of 

later  meet  room      .  .  .         0  16     0 

For  a  clogbag  lock  6s.,  2  timber 

plates  14s.      .  .  .  .  10     0 

For  aim  to  lite  coverins  8s.,  work- 
ing hnt  £1  more  £2  7s.  .  .  3  15  0 
For  2  big  timber  milk  basons,  a 

big  plate        .  .  .  .         2     9     0 

To    John   Mucle   for   working    5 

coverings  8s.  per  p.  .  .         2     0     0^ 

To  the  couper  in  Earlston  in  full  2  15     O 

To  Lethem,  smith,  ane  old  account 

for  chimnys,  etc.    .  .  .       36         00 


S.  694  19     2 


M 


Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

8 

0 

0 

7 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

8 

0 

178  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

London,  January  1715.     Household  Furniture. 
[Furnishings] 

For  4  litle  chena  frute  dishes 
For  a  dusone  wine  glases  6£,  2  Ale 

Glases  Is.       . 
For  2  crewits  Is.,  2  water  botles  3s. 
For  21  water  glases  8s. 
For  6  litle  green  Tee  cups  and 

sassers  .  .  .  .  .         0     8     0 

For  4  big  dishes  from  Fergison  at 

3s.  6d 0  14     0 

For  2  duson  of  chena  truneher 

plate  fergison 
For  4  big  Dishes  for  Frut  Fergison 
For  a  big  punsh  bowl  Fergison    . 
For  2  litle  punsh  bowls  Fergison 
For  close  stoall  10s.,  a  pan  3s.  4d. 
For  2  triming  cloath 
For  a  Tee  ketle  0  7  0,  a  hatshet  for 
:,  suger  Is.         ...  . 

For  a  spung  6d. 
For  a  new  washing  tub  5s.  6d.,  a 

second  hand  tub  3s.  6d. 
For  a  wig  block 
For  a  linin  skreen 
For   a   coll    ridle   yron    one  2s., 

timer  one  6d. 
For  a  head  to  Coffie  Milne  . 
For  2  Ale  jugs  4s.,  3  earthen  pans 

Qd 
For  a  hard  Ruber 
For  a  grater  and  timber  spoon  3d., 

2  serches  8d.,  map  11      . 
For  a  pair  sisers  for  the  Dog 
For  a  dusone  of  knife  hafts  make- 

ing  4s.  pr  pice  and  puting  on 

the  creast  Ish.,  the  blads  14d.  3  14     0 


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1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  179 


Furnishings" 

Sterling 

For  26  ounces  10  peny  wight  of 

£ 

s. 

d. 

new  sterline  at  5s.  6d.     . 

7 

5 

9 

For  a  dusone  of  forks  workman- 

ship 3s.,  graveing  creast  Is.     . 

2 

8 

0 

For  26  ounces  4d.  weight  of  new- 

sterline  at  5s.  6d. 

7 

4 

1 

For  a  coper  knif  basket 

0 

10 

0 

For  2  bowls  Is.  6d.,  a  close  stool 

pan  3s.           .... 

0 

4 

6 

For  a  coper  tanker    . 

0 

2 

6 

For  a  writing  table    . 

0 

0 

0 

For  a  close  box  10s.,  a  puther  pan 

os.          ..... 

0 

13 

0 

Ap.  20 

For  mending  the  Hamer     . 

0 

1 

4 

May 

For  a  brush  to  the  servants 
For   fraught    of    5    beds,    12    pr 

0 

0 

10 

blankets,  bolster  piller  twills     . 

0 

12 

0 

For  other  expences  in  bring  them 

out  of  the  ship 

0 

9 

4 

For  a  hard  ruber  Is.  6d.,  2  chamber 

pots  10           .... 

0 

2 

4 

For  a  paill  2s.  . 

0 

2 

0 

For  2  broun  china  litle  plates 

0 

5 

0 

For  ane  ovel  Dutch  table  6  cups 

and  sassers    .... 

1 

10 

0 

For  a  Honn  to  sharp  razors 

0 

8 

0 

To  Mrs.  Couper  for  a  blew  camblet 

bed       ..... 

6 

0 

0 

For  ane  yron  foot  to  the  Marble 

table     .          .          . 

0 

5 

0 

For  a  sea  Green  Camblet  Bed     . 

8 

18 

0 

For  a  Japan  Lief  to  hand  about 

Tee 

0 

5 

0 

For   2   dressing   Glasses   for   my 

self  and  Grisie  with  drawers    . 

2 

14 

0 

For  3  knives  and  forks 

0 

1 

6 

For  a  duson  of  wine  Glases  8s.,  2 

glas  mug?  2s.,  2  Ale  glas  2s. 

0 

12 

0 

180 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

[Furnishings] 

For  4  white  basons    . 

For  brass  nails  for  chimny  brushes 

cilj    OCl*       •  •  •  •  • 

For  2  hooks  of  brass  for  curtins  Is. 
For  a  coper  Callender 
For  a  big  coper  pot  for  Bear 
For  a  nother  les  copper  pot  for 

bear  ..... 
For  a  pair  Kitchen  Bellis 
For  a  pair  bellies  to  the  Landry  . 
For  a  brass  choffer  with  bras  foot 
For  a  top  to  the  Lanthorn  of  tinn 
For    a    fether    bed    bolster    and 

pillows  from  Mrs.  Murray 
For  a  dressing  glass  to  May  and 

Rachel  .... 

For  mending  the  stair  sconce 
For  scales  and  weights  and  broads 

and  weights 
For  a  hook  to  hold  my  keys 
For  4  duson  truncher  plates  and  a 

bason  of  puther 
For    38    foot    Mullers 

dyed    pear    tree    for 

prints  at  6d.  and  4d. 

pr  foot  .  .   0  15  10 

For  19|  foot  dyed  peer 

tree  mullers  the  smal 

picturs     at    3d.    the 

midle  size  at  4d.  the 

largest  size  at  5d.  by 

Mr.  Lasaget  .  .   2  18     0  , 

For  a  bed  from  Mrs.  Simson  and 

bolsters  .... 

For  2  earthen  pots  for  salting  meat 
For  2  timber  plates  for  takeing  up 

meat  out  of  a  pot  . 


[1715 

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3  13  10 


3     0     0 
0     2     4 

0     3     6 


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1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  181 

[Furnishings]  [Sterling] 

For  a  brass  tinder  box 

For  ane  English  blanket  to  my 

own  bed         .... 
For  a  clock  pin  with  10  pins 
For  6  litle  hard  brushes  8d, 
Aug.  26  For  52  els  linin  for  shiets  from 

May  Minzies 
For  ane  yron  scewer  with  a  wight 

a  long  one  for  spiting  small  foul 

4  others  lesser 
For  a  chinny  glass  in  one  pice  54| 

by  221  Mr.  Turin 
For  a  large  Glass  in  a  Glase  fram 
For  a  writting  Dask  on  wheels 

walnut  tree  Mr.  Turin     .  .         7     0     0 

For  a  pair  bellies  5sh.,  a  hearth 

brush  18d.  of  walnut  tree 
For  a  pair  litle  hand  sconces 
For  3  pices  yellow  Damask  for 

window  curtins 
For  6  pices   Green  Damask  for 

hangins,    chairs    and    window 

curtins  from  Piter  Hambly 
For  Mattine  3s.  4d.  to  the  entry 
For  a  litle  Tee  pot  3s.  6d.,  a  plate 

to  it  9d.,  glas  suger  box  Is.     . 
For  a  brass  pestel  to  a  morter    . 
Sep.  18    For  3  litle  stools 

To  Mr.  Scots  man  for  ane  Indian 

Matt  bringing         .  .  .         0     10 

For    a    pair    tongs,   shuvel,    and 

Poker  to  the  Kitchen 
For  a  trivit  to  stove  halls    . 
For  a  pair  brass  tongs  and  poker 
For  a  glass  Lamp  9sh.,  the  yron 

to  fix  it  at  the  door  30d. 
For  a  Backie  for  Tee  dishes 


0 

6 

6 

0 

5 

0 

18 

0 

0 

36 

0 

0 

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3 

6 

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16 

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182  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Furnishings]  [Sterling] 

For  a  pair  Bellies 
For  a  wire  sive  for  the  sinders 
For  a  glass  to  the  wemens  room 
For  2  basons  Is.,  a  chamber  pot 

6d 

For  a  Callico  Twilt  to  the  blew  bed 
For  ane  yroning  blanket     . 
For  2  porangers  3d.,  a  litle  pan  2d. 
For  a  spunge  to  the  chambermaid 

6d.         ..... 

For  a  saffron  botle  3s. 

For  a  large  chist  of  drawers 

For  a  table  with  Drawers  for  the 

Cupboord       .... 
For  a  hanging  and  2  corner  shelfs 

to  the  Cupboord     . 
For  2  hanging  shelfs  in  my  Closet 
For  60  clock  pins  at  peny  a  pice  . 
For  a  firr  table  for  dressing  of 

linins     ..... 
For  a  furm  to  the  Kitchin  . 
For  a  Basket  for  cloathes 
For  9  wine  glases 
For  a  pair  glass  sconces  to  the 

litle  drawin  room   . 
For  black  Japan  Frams  for  picturs 

at  2d.  and  Ij^d.    . 
For  dyed  pear  tree  frams  at  3d., 

4d.  and  5d.  a  foot 
For  2  frames  to  the  picturs  more 
For  a  pair  of  Raxes  and  a  chean 

to  the  Jack   .... 
For  a  brass  fender 
For  a  chimny  pice 
For  a  yellow  Moyhair  bed  and 

stuff     Tourdelie      2      window 

curtins  .... 


£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

3 

6 

0 

2 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

1 

6 

1 

5 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

6 

0 

3 

0 

2 

5 

0 

0 

14 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

5 

0 

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10 

0 

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6 

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0 

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0 

0 

15 

0 

2 

10 

0 

46 

0 

0 

1715]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  183 

[Furnishings] 

For  a  glas  6  foot  high 

For  2  chimny  glasses  with  black 

frams    and    2     pair    of     glas 

sconces  .... 

For  a  lage  glass  with  black  frame 
For  a  large  Glass  with  glas  frame 
For   a   chimny   glass   with   guilt 

frame    ..... 
For   a   chimny    Glass    with   glas 

frame    ..... 
■'       For  a  litle  chimny  glass  wt  black 

frame    ..... 
For    a    large    Glass    with    black 

frame    ..... 
For   2   black   japan   tables   with 

green  plush 
For  2  blew  Bundet  window 

curtins  .... 

For  a  japan  Tee  Table 
For  a  litle  glass  with  black  frame 
For  12  japan  chairs,  2  Arm  chairs, 

2  stools  .... 

For  6  Kain  chairs  at  12s,  a  pice   . 
For    4    black    chairs    with    rush 

bottoms  .... 

For  2  beds  Green  and  blew  for 

servants  2£  each    . 
For   2  fatherbeds,  2    bolsters,  2 

pillows,  2  twilts,  4  blankets     . 
For  2  folding  beds  for  the  abovesd 

beding  for  servants 
For  a  large  Marbel  table  a  litle 

table  and  2  window  soils 
For  4  window  kain  sashes 
For  a  wanescot  table  for  8  sitters 

10s.,  one  for  5  sitters  5s. 
For  a  book  case  with  looking  glass 


[Sterling 
£    s.  d. 
5  14     0 

7     0 

7     0 

13     0 

0 
0 
0 

3     0 

0 

4  15 

0 

1     9 

0 

5  10 

0 

3     5 

0 

3     0 
1  10 
1  15 

0 
0 
0 

5  10 
3  12 

0 
0 

0     8 

0 

4     0 

0 

6     0 

0 

1     4 

0 

6     0 
2  10 

0 
0 

0  15 

7  18 

0 
0 

184  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Furnishings] 

For  2  Portigal  Matts  for  floors     . 

For  2  litle  guilt  sconces 

For  a  japan  corner  cupboord  with 

a  table  fixt  to  it     . 
For    2    wanscots    tables    and    a 

blacke  one  each  4s. 
For  3  chimny  graits  of  one  sort 

with  yron  fenders  tongs  etc.  . 
For  a  grate  .... 
For  a  Landry  grate  and  grate  for 

heating  yrons 
For  a  hearth  and  endyrons  and 

brass  tongs  and  shuvell  . 
For  a  smothing  table  8s.,  a  long 

brod  for  washing  on  starch  8s. 
For  the  stair  lantron  6s.,  2  stair 

sconces  7s.     . 
For  a  House  Lader  8s.,  a  Horse 

for  drying  linins  7s. 
For  a  coper  for  washing 
For  a  banch  5s.,  4  tubs  10s.,  a 

water  tub  6s.,  litle  standert  6d. 
For   a   Kitchin   grate  18s.,  with 

cran  6s.,  tongs,  poker,  etc.  5  . 
For  a  litle  rax  and  2  speets  6s., 

pot  hook  Is.,  a  gridyron  18d.  . 
For  a  coper  pot  16lb  18s.,  a  pot 

lOlb  10s.,  2  stew  pans  10s. 
For   2    sauce   pans    8s.,    a   brass 

Ketle  14s.,  a  bras  morter  2s.  6d. 
For  a  driping  pan  and  foot  3s.,  a 

truncher  stand  8s.,  frying  pan 

loQ.  •  •  .  .  • 

For  a  brass  ladle  and  skumer  2s., 

a  trivet  2s.,  a  plate  rack  3s. 
For  3  brass  candle  sticks,  snuffers 

9s.,  2  yron  ons  Is. 


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^715] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


185 


[Furnishings] 
For  a  floor  barril  Is.,  tinn  candle 

box  Is.,  a  folding  table  3s. 
For  ane  yron  coll  basket  3s.,  a 

roling  ston  18s.       . 
For  a  Red  and  white  Marbel  table 

at  5s.  a  foot  .... 
For  Rid  japan  Bellis  and  brush 

6s.,  bought  on  ye  Terns  ^ 
For  a  brun   vernisht  tee   brood 

bought  on  the  yce  on  Terns  ^  . 
For  a  purple  and  white  Devon- 
shire Marble  table  5s.  a  foot    . 
For  sume  wrong  caried  over  page 

368        .... 
For  a  shad  shuvel 
For  a  puther  chamber  pote 
For  green  tape  and  silk  to 

chairs 
For  a  fine  slap  basone 
For  a  litle  Tee  broad 
For  a  pittipan  to  ane  ashet 
For  a  grate  for  Jerriswoods  closet 
For  a  pair  bras  tongs  and  shuvel 
For  a  brass  fender 
For  a  coper  scutle 
For  a  new  fashond  coper  scuttel 
For  18  bras  pins  at  3d. 
For  a  hearth  and  dogs 
For  a  back  to  the  Hearth    . 
For  a  pair  Bellows — walnut  tree 
For  ane  extinguisher 
For  ane  browning  yron 
For  a  stiel  to  warm  water 


[Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 

0  5     0 

110 

1  10  0 
0  6  0 
0  2  0 
12     6 


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^  'In  the  winter  of  1715-16  the  frost  was  again  so  intensely  severe  that  the 
river  Thames  was  frozen  over  during  almost  the  space  of  three  months.  Booths 
were  erected  on  the  congealed  river  for  the  sale  of  all  kinds  of  commodities  and 
all  the  fun  of  the  fair  of  1684  was  revived.  On  19  January  1716  two  large  oxen 
•were  roasted  whole  on  the  \Q.Q.'—Old ami  New  London,  by  Edward  Walford, 


186  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1715 

[Furnishings] 

For  a  coll  rack  2s.     . 

For  a  tinn'd  Basket  for  Plates 

For  a  litle  china  Tee  pot  a  saffron 

pot  at  5s.       . 
For  4  pieces  of  the  Green  Damask 

of  my  furnitur 
For  a  Cavie  for  chickens    . 
For  a  silver  stand  for  small  wax 

candle  weight  6  ounces 
For  a  case  to  the  bige  knives  etc. 
For  a  pair  Glas  Branches 
For  11  litle  picturs  glased  . 
For  a  litle  wooden  cooller  . 
For    a    table    bed    with    canves 

Bottem  to  the  Landry    . 
For   2    large   glas    sconces   from 

Turin    .  .  .  .  . 

NovT.  16  For  a  powdering  tub  6s.,  a  meal 

barrill  Is.       . 
For  8  yd  hollon  for  one  sheat  at 

4s.  the  ell       . 
For  a  powdering  tub 
For  9  yd  a  quarter  holland  for  the 

uper  shiet  4s.  6d.  the  ell 
For    the    easie    chair    with    rid 

Damask  cushon 
For  a  Balband  screen 
For  12  knives  weight  26  ounces 

and  3  peny  weight  at  5s.  6d.     . 
For  12  forks  12  spoons  weight  33 

ounc  1  peny  5s.  6d. 
For  the  fashon  of  knif  9s.,  spoons 

and  forks  2s.  6d.,  engraveing  Is. 
For  a  case  to  them  l£  all  made  by 

Platel  .... 

For  ane  fine  blanket  to  my  own 

bed       ..... 


Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 
0     2     0 
0     6     0 

0     5 

0 

24     0 
0     5 

0 
0 

1  18 
1     4 
0  12 
0     5 
0     2 

0 
0 
0 
6 
6 

1     5 

0 

3  10 

0 

0     7 

0 

1     8 
0     6 

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1     1 

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6 

7     3 

9 

9     1 

9 

10     4 

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[Furnishings] 
For  a  Blanket  to  my  Doughters 

bed 
To  Ocheltr}'  for  working  20  yd. 

Damask  Table  cloathes  . 
For  boyling  27  spinell  yeron 
For  winding  werping  and  dresing 

the  yeren  .... 
For  Blitching  the  Table  cloathes 
For    changing     the     big     salver 

weighting  58  ounces  at  5s.  7d. 

and  Is.  the  ounce  workmanship 
For  puting  a  handel  in  the  Milk 

pot  ..... 
For   puting   the   extinguisher   to 

the  Tee  Ketle  and  mending  it 
For  Damask  Table  cloath  and  12 

servits  .... 

For  a  steling  to  the  iner  seller  7s.. 

a  shelf  2s.  6d. 
For  2  sumter  trunks 
For  scouring   35  pr  blankets  at 

Mellerstaine 
For    10    walnut    tree    chairs    wt 

mated  seats  l£  8s. 
For  2  stoolls  of  the  mated  chairs  . 
For   a   yellow    Callamanca   easie 

chair  ..... 
For  a  iitle  folding  walnuttree  table 
For  10  chairs  stuft  back  and  seat 

beside  the  Damask  at  l£  15s. 

and  4  squar  stools  of  the  same 

at  l£  6s.         . 
For  a  settle  stuff  of  the  same  above 
For  a  f ram  to  a  fire  screen    . 
For  a  walnut  tree  book  case 
For  a  fram  to  a  marbel  table 
For  4  Iitle  stufft  stools  these  in  to 

the  bargon 


[Sterling 
£    s.  d. 

5 
0 

0 
4 

0 
6 

0 

0 

6 
16 

2 

8 

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4 

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0 

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22  14  0 
4  6  0 
116 
3  0  0 
1  10     0 


188 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1715 


[Furnishings]  [Sterling] 

The  Dininroom  great  and  harth         £    s.  d. 

grate  2£  5s.  hearth  4£     .  .         6     5     0 

For  a  fish  Ketle  weight  18  lb.  at  2s.  1  16  0 
For  makeing  8  Damask  window 

Curtins  with  4  seats  two  pieces 

of  hangins  all  furniture  but  the 

Damask  by  John  Sanderson    .       26     0     0 


£559     0 


^12 


Deburst  for  cloathes 

Scots 

Aprill  1693  To    ane    acount    pay'd    to    Mr. 

Ditto 

Robert  Blackwood  per  recept 

37 

14 

0 

May  12 

To  acount  to  Baillie  Pat  John- 
ston   quhich    is    all    presiding 

this  day         .... 

213 

6 

0 

For  a  white  Damask  wastcoatt   . 

17 

16 

0 

For  strip  muslin  for  cravat  and 

slives    ..... 

5 

8 

0 

For  2  pair  shoes 

5 

8 

0 

Jun.  30 

To  John  Ross  for  shoes  quhich  is 

all  he  can  crave 

4 

16 

0 

For  shoes  from  Georg  Ross 

13 

4 

0 

For  linint  for  shirts  and  froks     . 

33 

6 

0 

For  a  hat           .... 

7 

16 

0 

Novr.       To     James      Richy     acount     of 

22d.  cloaths    got    befor    Sept.   1691 

and  all   acounts  preciding  this 

day 174     0     0 

To  the  night  goun  Jeany  ^  got     .       36     0     0 
1694       For  black  crap  for  a  goun  and 
Apr.  20         coat  at  lib.  5s.  per  ell     .  .       24     0     0 

Ditto       For  lace  to  shirt  hands  at  2lb.  per 

ell 25  14     0 


^  Lady  Grisell's  sister  afterwards  married  James,  seventh  Lord  Torphichen. 


1695]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  189 

[Clothing]  [Scots] 

For  3  ells  galoun  to  a  coat  . 
July  18   For  buff  to  be  briches 
August  For  boots  13lb  4s.  shoes  2lb.  4s.  . 
For  2   pair   shoes   from  Andrew 
Baird    ..... 
For  making  the  buff  briches  and 
gloves   ..... 
Novr.  1st  For  ternin  for  a  goun  to  Gris 
Decmr.  For  3  ells   h  Belliden   silk  fring 
lib    16,   making    Grises    goun 
lib.  16  .... 

For  shoes  2lb.  16,  for  black  cloath 

for  goun  at  23sh.  st.  per  ell 
For  shoes  to  Robin  9s.,  froks  to 
him,  pladin  to  him  3lb.   . 
1695       For  stays  to  my  Robin  lib.  6s.  . 
For  4  ells  muslin  for  morning  for 
the  Quin        .... 
For  rubans  lib.  6s.,  black  shoes 
2lb.  8s.,  shambo  glovs  2lb.  14s. 
May       For  a  bongrace  to  my  Robin  12, 
one  to  Gris  12s.,  thread  2s. 
For  a  love  hud  3lb  10s.     For  a 

snuf-napken  2lb.  10 

For  under  stokens 

For  making  Grises  goun  lib.  16, 

shirts  and  wascoats  to  her  and 

Robin   ..... 

For  worsit    for    strips    lib.   and 

working  2  pair 

For  a  mask  lib.,  cuting  shoes  8s., 

dying  and  washing  3lb.  12s.     . 

For  a  campain  wig  from  Manson 

5  dollars         .... 

July       For  a  pair  cotten  stokins    . 

20       For  2  pair  shoes  4lb.  16s.  to  the 
man  3s.  6d.   .... 


£  s. 

d. 

2  4 

0 

13  4 

0 

15  8 

0 

3  8 

0 

1  16 

0 

2  4 

0 

2  12 

0 

78  4 

0 

3  9 

0 

1  6 

0 

13  4 

0 

6  8 

0 

1  18 

0 

6  0 

0 

0  18 

0 

9  3 

0 

1  18 

0 

5  0 

0 

14  10 

0 

4  0 

0 

5  19 

6 

190 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1695 


[Clothing] 

For  fiirnitur  to  a  peticoat  . 
For  pladin  to  my  Robin  . 
For  a  pair  silk  slipers  with  silk 

and  waltin  furnisht 
For  lace  to  the  bairnes  and 
August  For  holland  from  Holland 

For  plying  to  a  goun  lib.  16  for 

flanen  2lb.  12  .  .  . 

For  dressing  the  rid  ridin  coat 

4lb.  8    . 
To  shoes  to  Gris  12s.  for  flanell 

Jd^   x^S.  •  •  •  • 

Sept.      To  Grahme  for  a  hat 

To  linin  for  Robin  3lb.  4,  stuff  to 
him  lib.  4s.,  blew  base  to  him 

J.J.L/a  •  •  •  •  • 

Novr.     To  a  frok  to  Gris  2lb.  3s.,  for  lace 
1st  to  her  lib.  10  .  . 

For  2  pair  shoes  5lb.  10,  Forone 

pair  2lb.  14    . 
For  pladin  to  Robin  and  stuff  to 

Gris  21b.  6s.  ... 

For  bustin  2tb.  8,  for  flanell  2}b.  2s. 

3  ells  lace  2tb.  14s. 
For  blew  shirts  litting  and  Grises 

goun  litting  .... 
For  linin  17s.     For  making  Grises 

goun  3tb.  stokins  lis.     . 
Decmr.    To   Mr.    Robert    Blackwood   per 

acount  .  . 

To  Lapairl  tags  for  crap     . 


[Scots' 
£    s.  d. 
0  18     0 
0  18     0 

1     4 
13  10 

29     0 

0 
0 
0 

4     8 

0 

4     8 

0 

3     4 
12     0 

0 
0 

5     8 

0 

3  13 

0 

7     4 

0 

2     6 

0 

6  14 

0 

3     0 

0 

4     8 

0 

22     3 
1     0 

0 
0 

S.  914     0     0 


1696] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


191 


[Clothing] 

Deburst  for  cloathes  for  1696. 
January  For  10  ells  Flanen  at  16s.  per  ell 
For  gloves  to  Grisie  9s.  6d.  en  ell 

flanen   .... 
For  linin  for  litle  cloathes  . 
For  2  pair  understokens 
For  stokens  to  Gris    . 
To  mor  linin  for  litle  cloathes 
Febr.  10  To  muslin  for  3  napkens    . 
For  a  pair  understokins 
For  shoes  to  Grisi:  10s.  F. 
Ditto  28  For  my  childs  dead  linen  ^ 

For  pladin  to  Rachy  11.  3s.  linin 

for  her  froks  and  for  shirts 
For  camrick  to  slives 
For  linin  to  be  shirts 
For  a  muslin  cravat  . 
For  shoes  21.  18s. 
For  a  long  wig  from  Manson 
For  a  blew  cock  to  a  hat,  For 
shoes  to  Grisie  and  a  bongrace 
For  2  ells  muslin  for  a  cravat 
For  2  ells  muslin  for  a  cravat 
Aprill     For  a  blew  cock  to  a  hat,  for  a 
ruban  to  a  staf 
For  butons  to  shirts,  for  ane  apron 
For  6  ounces  worsit  for  stokens   . 
For  under  stokens 
For  a  snuf  napken 
For  a  pair  shoes  to  my  self  . 
May       For  whit  bustin  for  a  coat  at  21. 
per  ell  . 
For  a  whit  fring  to  it 


[Scots] 
£  s.  d. 
8     0     0 


1  13  0 

1  16  0 

2  14  0 
0  14  0 
16  0 

3  0  0 
15  0 

0  10  0 
17     8  0 

10     3  0 

3  14  0 
15  0  0 
14  16  0 

2  18  0 

28     0  0 

2  12  0 

6     0  0 

4  16  0 

1  11  0 

1  12  0 

0  18  0 
14  0 

2  8  0 

1  14  0 

10     0  0 

3  6  0 


^  'My  Robin'  died  28  February  1696,  and  was  'buried  by  his  grandfather 
Robert  Baillie  in  the  Grafreers  Churchyard  3  quarters  from  Mortons  stone.' — 
From  a  note  by  Lady  ^Grisell  in  a  book  of  MS.  songs. 


192 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1696- 


[Clothing] 
For  whit  flard  bustin  at  21.  4s.  the 

ell 
For  9  ells  black  silk  stuf  for  a  coat 

at  41.  16s.  the  ell    . 
For  making  Grisie  a  goun  . 
For  a  black  fring  to  my  coat  at  3s 

st.  the  ounce 
For  a  black  gos  hood 
Jun.       For  bustin  to  Jeriswoods  wast 

coats  and  furnitur  to  them 
For  2  napkins — snuf  ons    . 
July  1st  For  a  wige  from  Manson  Campain 
For  dying  a  coat  black 
For  muslin  for  cravats  5|  ells  at 

ol.  oS.     .... 

For  shoes  to  my  self 

For  shirts  to  Rachy  21.  12s.  6d 

shirts  to  Gris  21.  15s. 
Agst.      For  stokins  to  Rachy  18s.,  Linin 

for  drauers  41.  10s. 
For  2  caps  fo  my  sisters 
For  2  ells  bustin  for  a  wast  coat 
For   dresing   a   cap   to   Gris   31 

Shoes  to  her  11.  6s. 
For  washing  9  pairs  gloves  11.  16s 

Understokens  11.  4s. 
Novr.     For  dresing  boots  18s.  for  butons 

to  wastcoats  6  duson 
For  2  shoes  to  Gris  11.  8s.     For 

pladin  and  making  cloath  to  Ra 
For  making  Grisis  sadculerd  goun 

and  a  rufiiin  to  it 
For  shoes  to  Gris  17s.  tape  for 

cloathes  10s.  6d.     . 
For  a  strip  flanell  coat  at  11.  12s. 
For  a  sute  of  cloathes  from  John 

Hoburn  of  cloath   . 
For  an  alamod  skerf 


Scots 
£  s.  d. 

11 

0 

0 

43 

4 

0 

4 

2 

0 

27 

0 

0 

1 

12 

6 

6 

0 

0 

2 

3 

0 

15 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

26 

14 

0 

3 

8 

0 

5     7     6 


5 

8 

0 

15 

12 

0 

1 

12 

0 

4 

6 

0 

3 

0 

0 

1 

14 

0 

3 

6 

0 

7 

1 

0 

1 

7 

6 

4 

0 

0 

81 

2 

0 

20 

10 

00 

1698] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


193 


[Clothing] 

For  stript  stuf  to  Grisie 
Janr.      For  shoes  and  slipers  to  J  . 

For  making  a  velvit  cap  12s.  to 

cambrick  and  muslin  to  cravats 

To  Roses  wife  an  account  for  shoes 


"Scots' 

£ 

s. 

d. 

6 

0 

0 

7 

4 

0. 

9 

12 

0 

8 

2 

0 

S.  476  00  00 


To  the  expence  of  cloatheS;  1698. 

Janr.  10    To  a  sute  of  black  cloathes  taken 
1698  of  in  Janr.  1697     . 

For  a  sute  of  black  cloothes  from 
Mr.  Blackwood,  Mar.  1696 
Ditto        For  lace  to  shirt  hands 
11th       For  4|  ells  stript  flanill  at  iti.  16s. 
for  2  wastcoats 
For  muslin  I  bought  at  Preston 
pans      ..... 
For  gloves  to  Grisy   . 
For  muslin  to  my  self 
For  a  mask       .... 
For  10  ells  blew  camlit  to  a  riding 

COdiL         •  •  •  .  • 

For  sowing  of  things  when  I  went 

to  England    .... 
For  bustin  to  a  wastcoat 
For  lining  to  Rachys  shirts  and 

drawers  to  Grisy  14  ells 
For  lining  bought  from  Ms. 

Abercrummy 
For  lace  to  the  bairens 
For  gloves  to  Grisy   . 
For  rabitt    skins    to  lin  briches 

with      ..... 
For  making  Grisies  goun    . 

N 


54  0 

0 

73  15 

0 

26  15 

0 

7  13 

0 

85  05 

0- 

0  15 

0 

9  14 

0 

0  18 

0- 

17  00 

oa 

6  00 

0 

2  15 

0 

7  04 

0 

9  5 

0 

5  07 

0 

0  4 

0 

0  8 

0 

3  12 

0 

194. 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1698 


Clothing^ 

Scots] 

£    s.  d. 

For  shoes  to  Grisy     . 

0  16     0 

For  gloves  to  Gris 

1  10     0 

For  a  bongrace  to  her 

0  12     0 

For  wirsit  to  be  stokens  to  her     , 

0  15     0 

For  eggin 

0  13     6 

S.  313  16     6 

Febr 


Edenburgh,  January  1702.     Cloathes. 

Debet  to 

Cash. 

Scots 

For  2  pair  gloves  to  the  bairens   . 

0 

12 

0 

For  3  ells  lace  at  18s.  the  ell 

2 

12 

0 

23d    For  4  yeards  white  rubans  to  the 

bairens            .... 

3 

16 

0 

For  lace  to  shirt  hands  at  £3  the 

ell 

\^xx                   •     .               •                   •                   •                   • 

7 

10 

0 

For  shoes  to  Grisie    . 

1 

2 

0 

For  boots  bought  from  Bruther- 

sxcBjUS   •          •          •          •          • 

11 

12 

0 

For  drinkmony 

0 

7 

0 

For  2  pair  gloves 

1 

4 

0 

Dr.  27  For  3  pairt  of  shoes  from  Bruther- 

steans  in  pairt  of  payment  at 

4s.  6d.  the  pair 

6 

10 

0 

To  Cowin  Taylor  to  a  pairt  of  his 

accumpt         .... 

6 

10 

0 

For  working  stokins  to  Jer.  18s. 

for  on  stokin  10      . 

1 

9 

0 

For  spining  wirsit  for  stokins  and 

0  1 

I  ib.  bought .... 

1 

16 

For  black  gloves 

1 

0 

0 

For  2  pair  of  gloves  . 

1 

4 

0 

For  20  ells  Maskarad  for  gown 

and  peticoat 

30 

0 

0 

4  0 

0 

1  10 

0 

0  15 

0 

2  5 

0 

0  15 

0 

15  19 

0 

42  12 

0 

1702]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  195 

[Clothing]  [Scots] 

£    s.  d. 
For  strip  flanen    coats    to    the 
bairens        .... 
For  serg  to  line  a  wastcoat 
For  taill  borders  the  bairens 
For  linin  to  the  bairens 
For  a  pair  black  gloves 
To  calico  the  bairenses  gowns  is 

made  of 
Aprill     For  a  wige  from  Shin  3  guinys 

To  Cop  for  puting  up  the  wige  and 

finding  it  for  me     .  .  .  19     0 

For   wires    2s.     For   making   up 

ane  old  goun  18      . 
For  13  ells  lace  from  Jean  Cheasly 
For  a  pair  of  cloath  shoes  makmg 
For  makeing  up  my  old  goun 
For  a  side  of  a  night  goun  of  strip 

SH-Lin     •  •  *  •  • 

For  a  fan  .... 

For  working  a  pair  of  stokins  to  J 
For  plading  to  pice  a  plying  of  a 

goun     ... 
May       For  11  ells  of  lace  for  the  bairens 
For  making  Grisies  and  covering 

Rachys  gouns 
For  shoes  to  Grisie  £l,  more  £l  4 
For  24  ells  stuf  working  at  5  per 

June      For  a  cravat  from  Ramsay 

For  2l  ell  strip  bustin  for  a  wast- 

cod/L       •  •  •  •  • 

For  gloves  £2  10s.,  for  shoes  £2, 

muslin  £4  18s. 
For  muslin  to  cravats 
For  2  pair  under  stokins 
For  50  ells  linin  for  shifts 
For  holland  for  shirts 


1 

0 

0 

2 

14 

0 

1 

16 

0 

0 

18 

0 

14 

0 

0 

0 

18 

0 

1 

10 

0 

0 

16 

0 

11 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

4 

0 

7 

4 

0 

7 

4 

0 

2 

14 

0 

9 

8 

0 

16 

4 

0 

3 

0 

0 

50 

0 

0 

42 

0 

0 

196  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1702 

[Clothing] 
August  To  Francy  Newton  for  muslin  paid 

accounts      for      cravats      and 

childrin  and  my  own  morning 
For    silk    handcurchefs    to    the 

childrin  .... 

August  For  2  pair  black  stokins 
29       For  hatband  and  black  gloves 
For  calico  to  the  childrin   . 
For  snuf  handcurchefs  6     . 
For  a  black  fan  £l  12s.  3  masks 

£4 
For  necklace  and  eyrrings  £l  8s. 

white  silk  gloves  £3  12  . 
For  a  black  silk  belt  18s.  . 
For  tape  threed  shoestrings  etc. 

per  F.  N.       . 
For  shoes  to  myself  £l  16,  shoes 

to  Gris,  £2     . 
For  cleaning  and  dying  the  camlit 

goun,  bairens  gouns,  etc. 
For  a  black  sword  £7  4s.  for  3 

quarter  shed  muslin  3sh.  sterling 
For  working  stokings  £l  10s. 
For   a   hatt  £5  16s.,  strings  6s., 

butons  for  shirts  £l,  Le'pairls 

14s.  6d.  .... 

For  threed  £l  16s.,  for  sowing  by 

my  Ant  Couls  ^  maid  18s. 
To  a  taylor  at  Mellersteans  £l  18s., 

a  pair  gloves  16s. 
For  shoes  to  myself  £l  16s.,  shoes 

Grisie  and  R[achel]  £l  16s. 
For  stokins  to  John  Hume 
For  6  ells  eggine 
For  lining  to  a  satin  night 

wastecoat       .  .  .  .  110 


[Scots" 
£  s.  d. 

41  0 

0 

7  4 

8  14 
5  16 

15  0 
20  0 

0 
0 
0 
0 
0 

5  12 

0 

5  0 
0  18 

0 
0 

11  10 

0 

3  16 

0 

4  4 

0 

9  0 
1  10 

0 
0 

7  16 

6 

2  14 

0 

2  14 

0 

3  12 

0  18 

1  10 

0 
0 
0 

'  A  sister  of  George  Baillie's  mother  married    Sir  Alexander  Mackenzie  of 
Coul. 


1702] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


197 


[Clothing] 

Novr.     For  muslin  to  the  bairens  . 
20       For  20  ells  linin  for  ther  shifts      . 
For  ther  second  mourning  gouns 
last  3^ear         .... 
For  11  ells  black  crap  to  line  a 
goun     ..... 
For  a  black  crap  hood 
d.  23      To  John  Haburn    for  hats   and 
gloves  old  account 
For    twill    and    burds    eye    for 
drawers  .... 

For  black  silk  cord  for  a  necklace 
Novr.  30   For  4  pair  stokins  to  the  bairens 
from  Ms.  Abercrumie 
For  9  ells  blew  grounded  callico  at 
For  strong  shoes  to  Mersser 
To  Rachi's  calico  nightgoun  from 
Ms.  Hogg       .... 
For  spining  wirsit  at  18s.  per  lb 
Decmr.    From  strong  shoes  from  Merser 

I  tj  CO  \  •  •  •  «  • 

For  2  spinell  wirsit  for  stuff 

For  a  belt  to  Grisie   . 

For  pins  6s.,  to  a  taylor  8s.,  gloves 

t/o»  •  •  •  •  • 

For  a  muff  to  Rachy 
30       For  a  sute  black  cloth  2f  ells  at 

£13  10s 

For  11  ells  black  linin  for  2  sutes 

obX    ^S*  •  •  •  • 

For  5 1  ells  black  shagrin  at  £3  6s. 
For  6  ells  lace  .... 
For  shoes  at  Kelso  to  the  bairens 
For  a  white  satin  paticoat  from 
Lisie  Rainalds 


Scots] 

£  s. 

d. 

7  4 

0 

12  0 

0 

25  6 

0 

10  0 

0 

5  8 

0 

27  8 

0 

5  0 

0 

0  10 

0 

4  0 

0 

16  4 

0 

3  14 

0 

15  1 

6 

0  18 

0 

3  14 

0 

2  10 

0 

0  18 

0 

0  19 

0 

0  18 

0 

37  2 

6 

11  16 

6 

18  9 

0 

6  0 

0 

5  2 

0 

24  0 

0 

S.  729     2     0 


198  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1707 

Edinburgh,  January  1st  1707.     Cloathes.     Deb. 

to  Cash.  [Scots] 

For  a  pair  boots  from  Mersser      .       12     0     0 
To  Merssers  man        .  .  .         0     7     0 

To    Merstone    2    pair    Campagn 

shoes     .  .  .  .  .         7     8     0 

To  him  for  a  pair  marican,  ap: 

calf  lather      .  .  .  .         5     8     0 

For  my  Poplin  goun  and  coat     .       97     0     0 
For  helping  my  Tipper  £l  16s., 

safer  for  the  juell  £l  10  .         3     6     0 

For  stript  muslin  for  heads  £5, 

more  £4  5s.,  more  £2   12s.,  £2 

5s 14     2     0 

For  shoes  to  Rachy  lac'd  £2  8s., 

serg  tair  border  16s. 
For  strips  to  J. 
For  serge  for  lining 
For  a  duson  kids  to  my  self  at 

Pearth  12sh.,  6  pair  to  Rach: 

6s.  6d.  ..... 

To  drmk  mony  to  a  taylor  14s.  6d. 
April      For  last  somers  drogat  dying  and 

stokins  .... 

For  9  ells  drogat  dy'd  over  again 
For  a  pair  stokins  dying 
For  shoes  to  Rachy  £l  Is.,  2  black 

neckleses  8s.  .  .  .         1  10    0 

For  eggin  £2  13s.,  washing  3  pair 

gloves  10s.,  6s.  6d.,  6s.  6d. 
For  black  ruban  to  slives  £l  6s., 3s. 
For  stokins  £l  8s.,  silk  7s.,  threed 

8s.  6d.,  Is.  6d.        . 
For  a  taylor  in  the  house  £1  8s.    . 
For    patches    6s.,  blew  serg    for 

Grisies  coat  helping  £l  Is.        .  17     0 

For   mending   the   bairens   dust- 

gouns    .  .  .  .  .         1  12     0 


3 

4 

0 

1 

4 

0 

4 

4 

0 

1 

2 

0 

3 

12 

6 

7 

0 

0 

1 

16 

0 

1 

5 

0 

3  16 

0 

1     9 

0 

1  17 

0 

1     8 

0 

1707]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  19& 

[Clothing] 

For  gloves  £2  4s.,  £2  8s.  6d. 

For  3  ells  black  silk  for  aprons  at 

8s.  per  ell       . 
For  rubans  to  the  borders  and 

strings  of  the  aprons 
For  cotton  threed  3s.  lOd.,  shoes 

3s.  6d.  ..... 

For  ane  ell  plain  muslin  £3  6s., 

threed  5  8d.  .... 
For  linin  to  Rachys  calls  [?collars] 

lis.,  for  11  ell  linin  for  6  shifts 

to  her   ..... 
For  muslin  to  Grisie  £2  16  gas 

handcurchefs  £5  14  for  2 
For  a  pair  black  silk  gloves  £3  6s. 
To  Grisell  Robison  for  sowing     . 
For  a  big  staind  satin  nightgoun 
For  18^  ell  egin  at  lis.  6d.  per  ell 

£10  10s.  more  £2  4s.  8d.  . 
For  10  ells  satin  to  line  Grisies 

taby  goun      .... 
For  Scots  muslin  for  night  cloathes 
For  a  hatt  £4  4s.,  shoes  £2  18s 

stokins  £1      . 
For   gloves   to   the   bairens    and 

myself  last  year 
For  stript  muslin   £13    14s.   6d., 

eggin  £13  10s. 
For  thi-eed  10s.,  3s.  6d.,  3s.,  4s., 

14s.,  tape   6s.  stentin  4s.  4d., 

threed  8s.  4s.  ... 

For   8|    ell    camlit   for   sourtoot 

4d.,  butons  to  it  £3  6  per  el, 

£3  4 

For  sarge  to  line  the  coat 

For  stokins  £l  4s.,  a  handcurcher 

black  and  white  £19. 


Scots] 
£  s.  d. 
4  12  6 

15  12 

0 

1  5 

10 

0  7 

4 

3  11 

8 

6  11 

0 

8  10 
3  6 
3  12 

48  0 

0 
0 

6 
0 

12  14 

8 

26  0 
5  6 

0 
0 

8  2 

a 

18  12 

0 

27  4 

0 

2  17 

2 

21  1 

9  0 

0 

0 

2  13 

0 

200 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1707 


[Clothing] 
For  fine  musline  a  sute  £7  17s.  6, 

2 1  strip  camrik  £4  10 
Vov  1|  muslin  for  Rachy 
For  shoes  to  Grisie  and  Rachy 

made  by  John  Blyth 
For    1    ell[?]    musline   to   Rachy 

£3  6s.  ... 

For  threed    £2    10s.,  laces  15s. 

tape  2s.  4d.,  knitins  10s. 
For  3  ell  linin  for  calls  £3,  3  ell 

Scots  cambrick  plain 
For  14  ells  stript  Scots  cambrick 

different  prices 
For  shoes  5s.  6d.,  nidles  4s.  6d. 

a  comb  lis.,  shoes  6s. 
For  a  belt  to  Grisi  18s.,  knitons 

5s.,  nidles  3s.  J  100 
For  threed  and  silk  15s.,  p.  tape 

7s.,  ruban  6s.,  pins  7s.  2s. 
For  a  scor  linin  for  drawers 
For  a  pair  slipers  £l  6s.,  half  ell 

moskarad  lis.,  threed  6 
For  6  ells  silk  waltins 
For  25  ells  cloath  for  shirts  to  my 

self  and  the  bairenses  shirts  at 

£1  2s.  6,  26  ells  at  £l  6d.,  21  ell 

at  10s.  per  ell  for  drawers 
For  2  ell  plain  cambrick     . 
For  ane  ell  stript  cambrick  and 

ane  ell  musline 
For  a  black  lace  9s.,  a  pair  wirsite 

under  stokens 
To  Will  Cowin  taylore 
For  a  pair  threed  stokens  13s.  6d. 

riding  stokens  14s. 
For  18  ells  Holland  £2  19  per  ell 

for  shirts        .... 
For  2  ells  cambrick   . 


[Scots] 

£     s.  d. 

12     7  6 

4     7  0 

8  18  0 

3     6  0 

2  17  4 

2     8  0 

20  10  0 

17  0 

16  0 

1  17  0 

10  16  0 

1  17  6 

0  18  0 


55     0  0 

3  18  10 

3     5  0 

1  10  0 

40     0  0 

17  0 

53     2  0 

3     8  0 


1707] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


201 


[Clothing] 

For  4  ells  lace  at  3sh.  per  ell 

For  24  shirts  sowing  at  3s.  per 

pice,  etc.        .... 
For  silk  13s.,  tape  pins  £l,  yellow 

ruban  £2  2s.  ... 

For  one  ell  I  kelt  for  gramashes  . 
For  12  ells  unblitcht  linin  at  12s. 

per  ell  . 
For  20  ell  drogate  bought  by  Milne 
Octr.      For  21  ell  Holland  from  Francis 

Newton,  shirts 
For  a  lutstring  hood  of  2|  ell  from 

ditto     ..... 
For  calico  to  the  bairenses  2  gouns 

outsid  and  in  .  .  . 

For  a  lutstring  hood  2^      . 
For  2  ells  Holland  4s.  8       . 
'Octor.  3    For  10  ells   musline  and  a  half 

for  sutes  from  Francis  Newton 

since  Martimas  last  at  sundry 

prices    ..... 
For  a  black  gaz  hood  £2  5,  black 

gloves  2  pair  £2  6s. 
For    11 J    ell    fin    cambrick    for 

ruffils    at   sundry   prices   from 

Francis  Newton  since  Martimas 

Xdo  Lf  •  •  •  •  • 

For  rubans  in  ditto  time  F.  N. 

For  2  fans  £2  8s.  2  p. 

For  patons  £2  8 

For  threed  lupin  pins,  etc. 

For  10  ell  stript  musline  at  6s.  6d 
per  ell,  10  ell  plain  muslin  6s 
6d.,  10  ell  stript  at  6s.  got  from 
Francie  Newton  and  taken  to 
London  with  me     . 

For  4  ell  lace  to  shirts 


Scots] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

7 

4 

0 

4 

12 

0 

3 

15 

0 

2 

5 

0 

7 

4 

0 

3 

0 

0 

62 

16 

0 

8 

2 

0 

18 

18 

6 

8 

2 

0 

5 

12 

0 

34     6     6 
4  11     0 


52  14  6 

27     7  0 

2     8  0 

2     8  0 

23  16  0 


114     0     0 
7     4     0 


202 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1707 


[Clothing] 
Oct.  3d   For  cloathes  in  full  of  all  accounts 
to  Will  Cowin 
For  a  sute  black  cloathes  from 
Sr.  Ro:  Blackwood 


[Scots] 

£    s.  d. 

50     0     0 

72     0     0 


S.  1171     8  10 


Mellerstaines,  January  1710.     Cloathes. 

Deb. 

to  Cash. 

St 

g- 

For  cloathes  to  Grisie  and  Rachell 

in  Edinburgh  when  they  were  in 

morning          .... 

12 

14 

0 

For  cloathes  to  my  self  in  Edin- 

burgh            .... 

0 

15 

0 

For  gloves  to  Jerri  s wood    . 

0 

17 

a 

For  patches  pins  etc. 

0 

2 

0 

For  a  stone  gray  cloath  petticoat 

1 

10 

0 

For  some  small  things  at  Kelso  for 

my  mornins 

0 

5 

6 

For  black  cloath  to  help  my  goun 

1 

05 

0 

For  black  shoes  2  pair 

0 

6 

0 

For  plain  musline 

1 

1 

8 

For  love  hood  10s.,  black  gloves 

4s.  6d.  ..... 

0 

14 

& 

For  black  silk  gloves  6s.,  vellam  Is., 

serge  2s.         ...          . 

0 

9 

0 

For  stokins  2s.  6d.,  plain  shoes  3s. 

4d.         ..... 

0 

5 

10 

For  Grisie  and  Rachy  musline    . 

2 

0 

0 

For  cloath  to  help  Grisies  goun  . 

1 

5 

0 

For  shoes  to  Rachie  6s.,  stokins 

2s.  6d.  ..... 

0 

8 

6 

For  a  neckles  lOd. 

0 

0 

10 

For  a  gas  napken  5s.,  lining  silk  to 

help  a  goun 

0 

7 

9- 

I7I0]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  203 

[Clothing] 

24  14     1  For  silk  gloves  to  Rachell  . 

17     0  For  ruban  6d.  all  the  abovesaid 

for  mornings  excep  for  gloves 

23  71     1       17s 

For  8  ells  holland  for  Grisies  goun 
at  6s.  6d.       .... 
March  1     For  pins  threed,  etc. 

For  4  yard  plain  musline  at  5s.  6d. 
per  yard         .... 
Ap.  4th  For  5  ell  prying  to  Rachys  night 
goun      ..... 
For  5|  ell  plying  to  my  callico 
goun     ..... 
For  lining  to  help  nightcloathes 
For  bustine  for  pokets 
For   6|   ell   cambrick   for   night- 
cloathes .... 
For  2  pair  gloves  to  Rachy 
Maj'  31    To  William  Dickson  taylor  for  15 
days      .  .  .  ,  . 
For  a  silk  lace  .... 
For  40  ells  linin  for  shifts  and 
aprons    at    2s.    the    ell    from 
James  Ainsl}^ 
For  17  ells  linin  for  drawers  at  Ish. 
4d.  from  James  Ainsly 
August  For  40  ells  linin  for  Grisies  shifts 
from  Lithgow 
For  pins,  etc.     .... 
Aug.  16  For    holland    cambrick    musline 
and    severall    other    things    at 
Grisies  mariage  as  per  Francis 
Newtons  account              .          .       38  11     0 
For  altering  two  gouns  by 

Finlisone        .  .  .  .         0     5     0 

For  20  ells  Unins  for  the  bairens's 

shifts 1  13     4 


Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

6 

0 

0 

0 

6 

2 

12 

0 

0 

2 

6 

1 

2 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

3 

lOf 

0 

0 

8| 

0 

2 

6 

1 

18 

9 

0 

2 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

] 

0 

2 

0 

0 

1 

2 

8 

5 

0 

0 

0 

2 

0 

£ 

s. 

d. 

2 

9 

0 

3 

4 

0 

0 

7 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

2 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

3 

6 

204  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1710 

[Clothing]  [Sterling] 

For  21  ells  linin  for  my  own  shifts 

at  2sh.  4d.     .... 
For  musline    for    night  cloathes, 

ruffles,  tukers,  etc. 
For  2  snuf  handkerchiefs 
For  a  silk  handkerchief 
For  2  litle  blew  and  white  napkins 
For  gloves  for  Jerriswood 
For  shoes  to  Rachel  1 
For     a     pair     of     boots     from 

Messer  .  .  .  .         10     0 

For  drinkmony  to  his  man  and 

for  liquering  boots  .  .         0  01     0 

For  gloves  to  Rachy  6s.,  washing 

gloves  2s 0     8     0 

For  gloves    to    Jerriswood    2sh., 

washing  gloves  4sh.  8d.  .  .         0     6     8 

To  Grisie  Lamb  for  sowing  shirts 

at  3d.|  per  pice      .  .  .         0     2     8 

For  black  silk  for  ane  apron  at 

6sh 0     9     0 

For  gloves  Is.  6d.,  working  frienge 

to  my  aprone  6d^         .  .         0     2     Oj^ 

To  Mr.  Weems  for  my  Tabic  goun 

and  coat  and  lining         .  .       11     7     0 

For  sowing  Grisies  holland  coat 

18s.  the  ell  square  .  .         2  12     6 

For    a    pice    musline    got    from 

Provist  Broun  1705         .  .         5  10     0 

For  gloves  from  Liviston  at  Grisies 

marriage         .  .  .  .         4  10     0 

For  altering  two  gouns  to  Rachy 

by  Ms.  Duncan       .  .  .         2     0     0 

For  6f  ells  fine  lace  at  26sh.  per 

ell  for  a  head  sute  to  Rachy  from 

Lewis  Pringle  .  .  .         8  15     6 

For  a  taill  border  to  Grisies  sowed 

coat       .  .  .  .  .         0     5     6 


I7I0]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  205 

[Clothing]  [Sterling] 

For  severall  small  things  such  as         £    s.   d, 

pines,  tape,  threed,  etc.  .  .         0     8     6 

For  a  pice  knitins      .  .  .         0     0     6 

For  Grisies  brids  favorits    .  .         3  10     6 

For  4  ells  ruban  12s.  and  silver 

tasels  10s.  for  her  brids  garters         12     0 
For  ruband  for  the  brids  garland 

thats  brock  over  her  head        .         0     3     0 
For  a  head  sute  fine  laces  to  Grisie 

£10  9s.  9d.,  ruffels  £5  8s.  .        15  17     9 

For    lace    to    shift    tuckers    and 

egins,  etc.       .  .  .  .        15     6     0 

For   Grisies   best   night   cloathes 

and  ruffles      .  .  .  .         3  12     0 

For  a  linin  to  the  sow'd  goun       .         3  16     0 
For  two  pices  of  holland  by  Ms. 

Crafford  .  .  .  .         9     9     0 

For  a  headsute  of  narrow  lace  to 

Grisie  and  ruffles    .  .  .         4  10     0 

For  lace  for  tuckert  and  egin       .         2  10     0 
For  fine  musline  for  Grisies  apron 

and  heads,  etc.        .  .  .  1  14     0 

For     rubans     to     Grisies     night 

cloathes  .... 

For  ruffels  to  Rachys  fine  head   . 
Aug:       For  egine  to  a  sute  to  Rachy 

For  sowing  linins  at  the  mariage 
For  a  gold  and  white  handkerchieff 
For  Grisies  slipers 
For  2  pair  slipers  and  a  pair  shoes 
For  gloves  at  the  mariage  from 

Ms.  Burn        .  .  .  .         10     0 

To  Ms.  Lyon  manto  makers  ac- 
count   ..... 
For  shoes  to  Jerriswood 
For  a  hatt  at  the  mariage 
For  a  sute  cloathes  trim'd  with 
silver  for  Grisie,  a  sute  trim'd 


0  12 

0 

2  11 

0 

1  16 

8 

2  13 

8 

0  10 

0 

0  10 

a 

0     8 

6 

1 

0 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

9 

0 

206 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1710 


[Clothing]  [Sterling] 

with  silk  to  Rachy,  a  skerff  to         £     s,  d. 

each,  and  stokins,  shoes,  rubans, 

fans  and  handkerchieffs  and  3 

big  night  gouns  and  stays  for 

Grisies  mariage       .  .  .     112     8     6 

For     small    things    from     Char; 

Ormstons       .  .  .  .         0     7     4 

For  green  satine  to  Grisies 

peticoat  .  .  .  .         2     7     3 

For    gold    galoun    to    the    green 

peticoat  .  .  .  .         16     3 

S.  315     1     9 


London,  January  1st,  1717.     Ac 
Dearests  Cloathes. 
For  5  yd  cloath  at  17s.  6d. . 
For  5  yd  black  cloath  at  17s. 
feb.  28     For  a  hat 

For  scouring  2  pr  stokens 
For  silk  stokens 
For  a  scabert  to  a  sword 
For  Black  gloves  16d. 
For  a  Duson  of  gloves 
For  Musline  for  Cravats  at  7s. 
For   makeing   3    suts   cloath   by 
Whisle  at  2  guinys  the  sute  I 
furnishing  linin  and  buttons  to 
coat  and  wastcoat 
For  some  linin  he  bought  for  the 
cloathes  .... 

March  2    For  a  wige  from  Robert  Boe 
For  16  yd  shagreen  at  3s.  6d. 
For  15  yd  drogat  at  3s.  6d. 
May  28    For  16  yd  shagreen  for  the  sute 


int  of  my 

Stg. 

4     7 

6 

4     5 

0 

1     1 

6 

0     2 

0 

0  14 

0 

0     2 

6 

0   15 

0 

3     7 

6 

6     9  0 

18  0 

3     4  6 

2  16  0 

2  12  6 


1.717] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


207 


[Clothing; 

[Sterling' 

and  6  yd  for  the  Bragad  wast- 

£ 

s. 

d. 

coat       ..... 

4 

4 

0 

For  a  yd  more  linin  to  the  wast- 

coat       ..... 

0 

3 

6 

For  3  pr  under  stokens  10s.  6d., 

2  pr  stryps  6s.        . 

0 

16 

6 

For  3|  yd  Gold  Brogade  for  a 

wastecoat       .... 

10 

10 

0 

For  a  wige         .... 

3 

4 

6 

For  a  pair  silk  stokens 

0 

17 

0 

For  cleaning  stuff  coats,  cleaning 

black  cloathes  Is.  . 

0 

2 

0 

For  4  pr  shoes  from  Broun 

1 

4 

0 

For  mending  a  sword 

0 

1 

0 

For  gloves  8s.  8d. 

0 

8 

8 

For  3d.  3  buttons  at  2s.  6d.  3d.| 

at  12d.  2  wastbands  3d. 

0 

11 

lOj^ 

For  a  hatt  l£  Is.  6d.,  2  hair  skins 

3s.,  another  3s.       . 

1 

7 

6 

For  a  pair  silk  stokins  15s.,  scour- 

ing cloathes  2s.  6d. 

0 

17 

6 

For  a  cotton  satine  goun  2£ 

2 

0 

0 

wrong      For    a    glas    weight    for    Lady 

Margrat  Hamilton 

0 

7 

0 

For  holland  from  Cycell  Wray     . 

1 

4 

10 

For  a  powdering  goun 

0 

10 

2 

Eden-      For  2  wigs  bought  at  Edn:  2£  10 

burgh           and  l£  5         . 

3 

15 

0 

For  a  wig  from  Bowie  octr  last   . 

3 

3 

0 

For  6  pr  gloves  7s.   6d.,  a  pair 

stokens  15s. 

1 

2 

6 

For  Holland  for  shirts 

2 

8 

0 

For  rubans,  etc.  8s.    . 

0 

8 

0 

For  shoes  l£  10 

1 

10 

0 

For  Black  Cloath  from  Elliot      . 

4 

9 

3 

S 

.  76 

10 

9 

208  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 


London,  January  1st,  1717.     Account  of  my 

own  Cloathes.  Stg. 

For  27  yd  White  Indian  quilting        £     s.  d. 

at  4s.  6d.  and  5s.  6d.        .  .         4  13     6 

For  dying  my  green  goun  7s.,  my 

callico  and  lining  scowring       .         0     6     0 
For  glazing  my  white  lining  Is. 

and  the  green  above  not  drawn 

out 0     8     0 

For  8  yd  lining  to  the  green  at 

5s.  6d 2     4     0 

For    gloves    washing    Is.,    hood 

washing  Is.  .  .  .020 

For  2  ounces  threed  and  tape     .         0     2     6 
For  If  yd  cambrick  for  a  sute  at 

lis.  pr  yd      .  .  .  .         0  18     3 

For  a  girdle  Is.,  washing  3  hoods 

18d.,  gloves  2s        .  .  .         0     4     6 

For  5  yd  white  callico  at  28d.  a 

yd 0  11     8 

For  9  pr  gloves  18s.  9d.,  silk  gloves 

6s.  3d 15     0 

For2||  ydlann  at  4s. 6d.,  10s.  6d., 

sowing  4  shifts  6s.  8d.     .  .  0  17     2 

For  Dutch  Manto  to  be  body  and 

slives  to  my  black  goun  6s.  3d.         0     9     0 
For  satine  laceing  Is,,  pluf  6d.,  a 

cypres  hood  2s.       . 
For  some  small  things  3s.,  pins  Is. 
For  a  pair  gloves  2s.  2d.,  2  pair 

stokins  at  7s.  and  5s. 
For  1|  yd  cloath  for  a  peticoat 
For  14  yd  egin  at  5s.  6d.     3  19     9 
For  a  yd  f  i  Ian  at  1     2     6 

For  Musline  and  making 

a  handkerchief        .       0     2     6 


0     3 

6 

0     4 

0 

0  14 

2 

1     8 

6 

OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  209- 

[Clothing]  [Sterling] 

For  a  wire  makeing  and  £    s.  d. 

starching  ye  head  0     4     6 


5 

9 

3 

0 

13 

0 

0 

10 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

1 

17 

0 

0 

1 

0 

For  a  floorisht  hood  and  Apron   . 

For  a  yd  Cambrick    . 

For  a  Marsyls  wastcoat 

For  2  pr  Gotten  slives  2s.,  a  pair 

green  shoes  and  lace  6s. 
For    Holland   for    shirts    at    4s. 

6d.        ..... 

For  dying  a  pr  stokins  Is.  . 

For  egine  at   5s.   6d.   valentians 

ground     and     severall     other 

things  from  Mrs.  Pearks  this  is 

above  inceart. 
For  a  fan  2s.  5s.,  Ian  at  12s.  l£  5s. 

6d.,  alamed  hood  8s. 
For  a  pr  green  lacd  shoes  6s.,  plain 

oS.  .  .  •  •  • 

For  6  snuff  handkerchieff  at  28d. 

pr  piece  .... 

For  25 1  yd  Green  strypt  Lutstring 

at  10s.  ..... 

For  5  combs  9s.,  sweat  waters  2s., 

lace  for  shoes  lid. 
For  silk  gloves  6s.  3d.,  more  for 

gloves  18s,  more  16s, 
For  9  yd  green  lutstring  for  linin 

and  ane  aprone 
For  making  my  scarlet  peticoat 

4s.,  2  pr  threed  stokins  6s. 
June  28  To  Mrs.  Lindsay  Manto  maker  in 

full  of  all  accounts 
For  a  piece  satine  14|  yd  f  broad 
For  a  piece  pertian  of  10  yds 
For  9  yd  green  lutstring  3£  3s. 

22  yd  pench  3£  4s.  6d.     .  .  6     7     6 

For   I  piece   pertian  1    12s.   3d., 

o 


2 

0 

6 

0 

9 

0 

0 

14 

0 

12 

17 

6 

0 

11 

11 

2 

0 

3 

3 

3 

0 

0 

8 

0 

6 

4 

6 

4 

10 

0 

3 

2 

6 

210  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 


[Clothing; 

[Sterling] 

girdles  10s.,  scowring  white  linin 

£ 

s. 

d. 

2s.  6d.  ..... 

2 

4 

9 

For  2  allamod  hoods  l£,  a  gass 

hood  6s.,  rose  ruban  2s.  6d. 

1 

8 

6 

For   2    pieces    chints    10    a   pice 

scarlet  Damask  5£ 

15 

0 

0 

ALUg.  3d  For  a  yellow  satine  night  goun 

2£  8d.,  a  pr  stays  2£,  opening 

body  10s.       .... 

4 

18 

0 

For  linin  from  old  silk  shop  to 

this  day          .... 

7 

0 

0 

For  Camrick  frome  Cicel  Wray, 

C/LfV/*                •                    •                    •                    •                    • 

4 

0 

0 

Aug.  5 

To    Mrs.  Lindsay  manta  maker 
in  full  of  all  accounts  to  this 

day       ..... 

4 

4 

0 

Edinr, 

For  some  things  bought  by  May 

Menzies,  Lond: 

1 

4 

0 

Sept.  3 

For     gloves      from     Livingston 

kids  2,  lambs  14d  . 

4 

12 

0 

For  severall  small  things  at  my 

Rachys  mariage     . 

S. 

4 

0 

0     i 

116 

9 

11 

London,  January  1st,  1717.     Account  of  my 

Grisies  Cloath.  Stg. 

For  a  green  and  gold  Attles         .  16     0     0 
For  8  yd  green  lutstring  for  lining 

it  at  6s.  3d.             .          .          .  2  10     0 
For  11  yd  fring  for  a  head  sute  at 

8d 0     9     4 

For  gloves  washing  Is.,  Is.  6d.     .  0     2     6 

For  a  white  Apron  6s.  6d.            .  0     6     6 
For  5  years  green  lutstring  for  a 

skerf  at  6s.  3d.       .          .          .  1  11     6 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  211 


[Clothing; 

[Sterlin 

^g] 

For  making   the   skerf   by   Mrs. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

Gray     ..... 

0 

7 

0 

For  a  scarlet  apron  7s.  6d. 

0 

7 

6 

For  27  yd  Black  velvet  for  goun 

and  coat  at  17s. 

22 

19 

0 

For  8  3'd  Black  Italian  Lutstring 

lining    ..... 

2 

10 

0 

For  severall   small   things   8s.,  a 

girdle  Is.        . 

0 

9 

0 

For  18  yd  white  Persian  for  the 

Caposhins  dress 

1 

13 

0 

For  6  yd  ruban  3s.  9d.,  pins  Is.    . 

0 

4 

9 

For  10  yd  fringe  at  8d. 

0 

6 

8 

For  gloves  18d.  15d. 

0 

3 

9 

For  11  yd  quilting  for  coats  at 

OS*    OCi.*    •                 •                 •                 •                 • 

3 

0 

6 

For  dying  the  blew  Damask  goun 

without  a  linin 

0 

7 

0 

For  Green  Ruban  at  9d.,  2s.  3d., 

fan  3s.,  a  hook  6d. 

0 

6 

6 

For  22  yd  green  and  white  stript 

Armozeen  at  13sh. 

14 

6 

0 

For  4  snuff  handkerchiefs  at  28d. 

0 

9 

4 

For  combs  3s.,  lining  to  a  peticoat 

1    o«                                •                                 •                                 •                                  •                                 • 

0 

10 

0 

For  djdng  peticoat  linin  3s.,  5  yd 

Damity  10     . 

0 

13 

0 

For  a  pair  buckles  3s.  9d.,  a  visard 

6d.         ..... 

0 

4 

3 

For  small  things  4s.  lOd.,  a  duson 

gloves  l£  5s.            ... 

1 

9 

10 

For  thick  Musline  9s.,  a  Hoop  l£ 

1 

9 

0 

For  boning  a  hoop  5s.,  a  pairthreed 

stokins  6s.  6d.,  shoes  16s. 

1 

7 

6 

To  Mrs.  Lindsay  Manta  maker  in 

full  to  this  day 

5 

6 

0 

For  blew  ruban  4s.,  shoes  lis.,  fan 

18d.,  hat  lOd. 

1 

6 

6 

212  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Clothing] 
For  12|  yd.  Gindgum  ell  broad  for 

a  goun  .... 

For    girdles    9s.,  green    lutstring 

9s.  8d.,  a  glas  weight  5s. 
For   half   piece   china  taffito   2£ 

17s.  6d.,  a  girdle  2s.,  wires  Is.. 
For  I  piece  pertian  to  Grisies  old 

chinse  l£  12s.  3d.  . 
For  black  egine  5s.  6d.,  white  egin 

6s.  4d.,  ruban  2s.  6d. 
For  shoes  6s.,  lining  hatt  Is.,  white 

Damask  goun  scowring  6 
For  ane  alamad  hood  10s.,  small 

things  5s.,  more  2s. 
For  scouring  wraping  goun  4s.  6d., 

threed  Is.,  laceing  Is. 
For  a  dusoneof  gloves  l£  8s.,  shoes 

14s.  6d.,  fans  6s.  6d. 
For  4  yd  crimson  ruban  3s.  4d.,  a 

piece  chints  5£        .  .  . 

For  8  yerds  gingem  to  line  the 

gingem  goun 
For  a  piece  gellow  Damask,  |  a 

piece  Taffita  .... 
For    covering    breast    wt    white 

tabic  5s.  p  jumps  10 
For  dressing    box    l£    12s.   3d., 

lace  from  Mrs.  Dessliger 
Aug.  3     For  lutstring  for  gouns  and  linins 

from  old  silk  shop 
For  camirick  l£  4s.,  gloves  6s. 
Aug  5      To  Mrs.  Lindsay  Manta  maker  in 

full  of  all  acctts 
For  Clasps         .... 
Sep.  3d   For  sundry  things  bought  by  May 

Minzies  .... 

For  sundry  things  to  her  at  her 

sisters  mariage 


[Sterling' 
£    s.  d. 

2  10 

0 

]     3 

8 

3     0 

6 

1  12 

3 

0  14 

4 

0  13 

0 

0  17 

0 

0     6 

6 

1  19 

0 

5     3 

4 

1     0 

0 

7  10 

0 

0  15 

0 

4  18 

9 

11     0 

2 

1  10 

0 

3     0 

0 

0     3 

0 

2   13 

6 

7  14 

0 

1717]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  213 

[Clothing]  [Sterling] 

For  Gloves  from  Livinston  kids  £    s.  d. 

2s.,  La:  [lambs]  14d.        .  .  4  12     0 

For  2  pieces  Indian  Pertian  .  5  19     0 

For  2  pr  shoes  at  16sh.       .  .  1  12     0 


April 


11 


s. 

£151 

2 

11 

ceount  of  money  given  Rachel  Dundas. 

For  shoes           .... 

0 

4 

6 

For  26  yd  white  Gotten  satine  at 

2s.  9d.,  12  yd  white  sesnet  27sh. 

5 

0 

2 

For  6  pair  gloves  I  give  her 

0 

12 

6 

To  Piter  Hambly  for  a  pice  of 

Chints  ..... 

6 

0 

0 

To  her      ..... 

1 

12 

0 

For  1  lace  2s.              ... 

0 

2 

0 

To  her  by  Captain  Turnbull,  etc., 

in  Scotland    .... 

3 

5 

0 

For  a  pice  chints 

5 

0 

0 

To  her      ..... 

2 

2 

0 

S.  23 

8 

2 

London,  January  1st,  1717.     Account  of  My 
Rachy's  cloath. 

For  a  cherie  handkerchieff  . 

For  washing  gloves  Is.,  Fan  9s.    . 

For   Fans   5s.  6d.   more  7s.    6d. 

2s.,  more  9s. . 
For  a  duson  and  3  pr  gloves 
For  a  scarlet  Apron  7s.  pr  yd  old 

silk  shop         .... 
For  27  yd  velvet  at  17s.     . 
For  8  yd  black  Italian  Lining  for 

it  at  6s.  3d. 
For  10 J  yd  fring  for  a  sute  at  8d. 


Stg. 

0 

3 

6 

0 

1 

9 

0 

15 

9 

1 

12 

3 

0 

7 

0 

22 

19 

0 

2 

10 

0 

0 

7 

0 

1 

7 

0 

0 

4 

9 

0 

1 

0 

0 

9 

0 

0 

6 

8 

0 

2 

0 

214  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Clothing]  [Sterling] 

£  s.  d. 
For  IJ  yd  thick  Musline  at  5s.  .  0  6  3 
For  3  yd  pink  ruban  2s.   6d.,  a 

girdle  Is 0     3     9 

For  sundry  small  things     .  .         0  10     0 

For  18  yds  white  persian  at  22d. 

pr  yd  for  her  Caposhin  dress  at 

the  Maskarad  .  .  .  1  13     0 

For  12  yd  white  semet  for  the 

Damask  goun 
For  6  yd  rubans  3s.  9d.,  pins  Is.  . 
For  gloves  washing  18d.,  gloves  2s. 
For  ane  Alamod  hood 
For  10  yd  fring 

For  dresing  a  head  by  Mrs.  Tuer 
For  24  yd  Rid  and  silver  stuff  at 

22s.,  8  yd  lining     .  .  .       30     6     0 

For  7  yerds   Indian   quilting  at 

5s.  6d 1  18     6 

For  dying  the  rid  damask  goun 

yellow  wt  out  linin  .  .         0     7     0 

For  scouring  the  pillen  linin  and 

peticoat  .  .  .  .         0     5     0 

P'or  narow  valentians  lace  at  lis. 

lane  12  makeing,  etc.      .  .         5     7     0 

For  a  girdle  6s.,  ane  ell  ruban  7s.  0  13     0 

For  cambrick  and  makeing  a  sute 

head  cloathes  and  Ruf    .  .         0  19     0 

For  Fans  9s.,  a  stra  hat  10s.,  floors 

7s.,  Mask  2s 18     0 

For  green  lac'd  shoes  7s.,  for  2 

snuff  handkerchiefs  .  .         0     4     8 

For  combs  3s.,  fan  2s.,  hooks  and 

pendons  3s.  6d.       .  .  .         0     8     6 

For  rid  galoun  5s.,  rid  silk  3d.,  green 

silk  stokins  lis.  6d.         .  .         0  16     9 

For  lace  to  shoes  Is.,  sundry  small 

things  4s.  10  .  .  .         0     4  10 


1717]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  215 

[Clothing] 
For  a  gase  handkerchief  2s.,  raffle- 
ing    and   mounting   a   3£    fan 

25s 

For  a  duson  of  Gloves  l£  5s.,  a 
Hoop  l£         .  .  .  . 

For  8  yd  Indian  chekerd  linin  cald 
to  a  Best  [?]  goim  at  2s.  7d.    . 
For  a  Riding  goun     . 
For  boning  a  hoop  5  rubans  4s., 

fan  18d.  3  girdles  9s. 
To  Mrs.  Lindsay  Mantua  maker 

in  full  of  all  accounts 
For  a  dresing  box  l£  12s.  3d.,  green 

lutstring  9s.  8d.      . 
For  I  piece  china  taffita  2£  17s.  6d, 

a  glas  weight  5d.,  girdles  2s.    . 
For  4  girdles  12s.  6d.,  lace  Mrs. 

Waird  Is.  4d.,  laceing  9d. 
For  ruban  2s.  6d.,  8  yds  lace  Mrs. 

Ward,  etc.  2£  7s.  6d. 
For  lining  a  hat  Is.,  sco wring  white 

Damask  goun  6      . 
For  gloves  6s.,  shoes  at  16s.,  and 

slipers  2£  3s.  ... 

For  shoes  by  Reinolds 
For  a  cloath  hat  to  her  riding 

habite  .... 

For  a  naturall   black   hair  wige 

from  Boe       .... 
For    36    yd    Holland    from  Mr. 

Lind     ..... 
For  ane  Alamad  hood  10,  a  pair 

stokins  6s.  a  roll  18d.      . 
For  li  yd  Damity  for  pokets  2s. 

6d.,  small  things  5s.,  more  2s. . 
For  robings   to   a  goun  4s.   6d., 

threed  Is 

For  a  white  satine  quilted  coat  . 


Sterling 
£     s.  d. 

1     7 

0' 

2     5 

0 

1     0 

8 

2  15 

0 

0  19 

6 

1   15 

6 

2     1 

11 

3     4 

6 

0  14 

7 

2  10 

0 

0     7 

0 

2     9 

0 

2  12 

0 

0  13 

0 

1     1 

6 

L2     7 

6 

0  17 

6 

0     9 

6 

0     5 

& 

2   15 

0 

Sterling] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

1 

15 

0 

3 

7 

4 

0 

5 

0 

1 

3 

2 

0 

5 

4 

10 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

216  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1717 

[Clothing] 

For  a  yellow  pertian  quilted  coat 
For  2  dusone  4  pr  gloves  at  2s.  8d. 

pr  D      . 
For  a  pr  tickine  shoes 
For  2  Callico  Aprons  10  3  jepsies 

13s.  2d 

For  laceing  18d.,  4  yds  crimson 

ruban  3s.  4d.,  wires  6d.  . 
For   a   piece   chints  5£,  another 

piece  5£  got  befor  . 
For  16  yd  gingem  for  a  goun 
For  a  pr  white  stays  2£,  covering 

a  pr  on  breast  5s.  .  .  .         2     5     0 

For  a  pr  jumps   yellow   canves 

sticht  wt  green  10 
For  satine  with  silver  shoes  from 

Green  .... 

For  12  yd  rid  and  white  silk  at 

7s.  for  wraping  goun 
For  8  yd  white  lutstring  for  lining 

the  goun  at  5s.  6d. 
For  20  yd  black  lutstring  at  6s.  3d. 

for  linings  and  aprons     . 
For  4d.  white  sesnet  hoods  12s.  8d. 

more  lutstring  old  silk  shop  all 
For  lining  to  the  old  chints  goun 

l£  12s.  3d 

For  a  sute  laces  at  4£  from  Mrs. 

Devliger         .... 
For  lace  to  Night  cloathes,  Apron, 

shift,  etc.       .... 
For  5|  Cambrick 
For  Cambrick  night  cloathes  and 

ruffles   ..... 
For  handkerchiefs  2£  10     . 
Aug.  5     To  Mrs.  Lindsay  mantua  maker 

in  full  of  all  .  .  .         4     9     0 


0 

10 

0 

0 

15 

0 

4 

4 

0 

2 

4 

0 

3 

5 

0 

1 

9 

2 

1 

12 

3 

30 

9 

6 

16 

4 

0 

3 

9 

0 

4 

1 

6 

2 

10 

0 

I7i8]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  217 


Clothing^ 

Sterling 

For  lace  and  cambrick,  etc.,  from 

£     s. 

d. 

Mers.  Perks   .... 

11     0 

0 

Eden- 

For    9   yd   Dajaper   from    Rob. 

burgh 

Manderson     .... 
For    sundry    things    bought    by 

0  12 

0 

May  Minzies 

4  18 

5 

5ep.  3d 

For  Linins  and  sowing  and  gloves 
and  sundry  other  things  at  Edn. 

at  her  Mariage 

36  10 

0 

For  Bryds  favours  ^  . 

3     0 

0 

For  the  Brids  Garter  ^ 

1     3 

0 

For  the  Garland  that  is  brock  over 

the  Brids  head  ^     . 

1     1 

6 

For  25  yeards  silver  stuff  for  goun 

and  coat         .... 

41     5 

0 

For  a  green   Podisoy  hood  and 

Mantle  Trimd  wt  Gold 

12  10 

0 

For  a  Gotten  Satine  Night  goun 

to  Lord  Binning     . 

2  10 

0 

For  8  yd  lutstring  for  the  silver 

stuff  goun      .... 

2  12 

0 

For  lutstring  to  slives  and  necks 

of  gouns         .... 

0     9 

0 

For  a  sute  loup'd  laces  from  Mrs. 

Tempest         .... 

28     9 

0 

S.   361  12     3 


1718                My  Rachys  childs  cloathes.  Stg. 

Aug.  16  To  Mrs.  Lindsay  in  full      .          .  10     0 

For  scouring  gouns    .          .          .  0  12     0 

For  mending  lace  5s.,  a  hook  Is.  0     6     0 
For  child  Bed  Linins  and  every 

thing  she  wanted    .          .          .  74     4     3 

^^ovr.  19  For  egine  Mrs.  Tempest      .          .  14     0 

^  See  p.  xlv. 


218  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1718: 

[Clothing] 
For  I  piece  jueling  for  childs  day 

vests     ..... 
For  cleaning  a  goun  py'd    Whit- 
son        ..... 
For  quilting  a  goun 
For  2  baskets 
For  litle  wastcoats  3s. 
For  egins  for  3  sute  litle  cloathes 
For  4  p.  litle  threed  Mittons 
To  Mrs.  Childs  account  coats  and 

froks     ..... 
For  hoUand  from  Lind 
For  6  sute  litle  linins  besids  the 

egines  ..... 
To  Mrs.  Perks  for  egins  for  3  suts 
For  a  Bed  table  and  chair  from 

Moor 
For  more  eggine         .  .  .         1  10     0 

For  4j  yd  Podisoy  for 

a  cloack         .  .       2  13     0 

For  scarlet    sesnet    at 

3s.  6d.  .  .  .       10     0 

3  13     0 


Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

16 

0 

0 

4 

0 

1 

10 

0 

0 

6 

0 

0 

3 

0 

5 

11 

0 

0 

2 

6 

4 

11 

6 

4 

19 

0 

4 

15 

0 

5 

15 

9 

For  makeing  the  clock  the  lace 
my  own  .... 

For  loops  to  the  goun 
For  more  eggine 
a  pair  white  shoes  with  silver     . 


0     4 

0 

0     9 

0 

0  11 

6 

0  16 

0 

113     3 

6 

Debursments  in  bussines  1692.  Scots 

Decem-   To    Mr.    William     Chiesly^     per 
ber  27        receipt  for  Drumkairn's  bussi- 


William  Chieslie  of  Cockburn,  W.S. 


1694]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  219 

[Business  Charges,  etc.]  [Scots] 

nes    and    extracting    ane    act 
against  the  tenant  in  Easton   .       58  00  00 
ditto  30  To  Mr.  William  Chiesly  for  ex- 
peding  the  gift  of  Ballancriefs 
wardei  .  .  .  .       58     0     0 

1693  To  Broun  messenger  for  citing  of 

July  Tersonce         .  .  .  .       11     4     0 

Sept.  30  To  Nicoll  Somervill  agent  for 
William  Melvill,  merchant,  for 
ane  attestation  of  the  best 
assignation  granted  by  Banja- 
min  Wirsely  .  .  .  .       34  16     0 

Octr.  2  To  Mr.   William   Chiesly  for  in- 

fefting  me  in  Wariston's  Land        21     6     0 
To  a  consultation  in  the  bussines 

of  Landrick  .  .  .       24     0     0 

Novr.  22  To  Mr.  Chiesly  for  raising  a 
sommonds  for  proveing  the 
tenuer  of  some  writs  relating 
to  Ridhall      .  .  .  .       20     0     0 

Decmr.  9  To   Mr.    Chiesly   to   consult   Mr. 

Brody  in  Meldrum's  affair        .        11     0     0 
ditto  26  To  Mr.  Chiesly  for  informations  in 

Landrick  affair       .  .  .         8     8     0 

1694       To    Mr.    Chiesly    for    extracting 
Januar  3       decriets       against       Lanrick, 
Meldriun  and  Kemne,  per  re- 
ceipt     .  .  .  .  .        56     0     0 
Ditto  8    To  consult  Lenrick  bussiness       .       28  10     0 
24       To  the  decector  of  the  Chancery 
for  passing  of  my  gift  of  genarell 
receaver  ^       .          .          .  .       46     0     0 


^  A  grant  of  ward  entitled  the  grantee  to  draw  the  rents  of  an  estate  held 
'  ward  '  of  the  Crown,  the  owner  of  which  was  dead,  during  the  minority  of  the 
heir,  under  burden  always  of  the  alimony  of  the  heir,  widow's  terce,  etc.  The 
tenure  of  ward  was  abolished  in  1747  in  consequence  of  the  ''45.'  In  the 
present  case  the  grant  was  made  for  the  minority  of  Alexander  Hamilton,  heir 
of  his  father  James  Hamilton. 

^  Salary  ;^300. 


220 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1694 


[Business  Charges,  etc.] 

To  the  servants  of  the  abovsaid   . 
To  the  keeper  and  under  keeper 
of  the  great  seall  and  purs  dues 
To  expences  at  the  privie  seall   . 
Febr.  28  To    Mr.      Chieslys      man      Rob 
Young  ..... 
May  9     To    him    for    ane    execution    of 
arristment    against    Meldrums 
tenets   ..... 
July       To  Mr.  Chieslys  servants    . 
August  2  To  Mr.  William  Chiesly  to  acount, 
per  receipt     .... 
23       To  Mr.  Chiesly  per  receipt 

To  Mr.  Chiesly  for  a  sommonds 
of    valuation    of   the    tinds    of 
Mellersteans 
For  writting  memorialls  about  the 
poll        ..... 
Deem.    To  3  consultations  with  the  Kings 
advocat  ^  2  in  Duck  Gordons 
business  and  on  in  the  tinds  of 
Mellersteans 
1695  To    Mr.    Chiesly    for    Meldrums 

Feb^  22       bussines,  per  receipt 

To  his  men  for  informations 
writing  .... 

March  11  To  Sir  Archibald  Moor  ^  he  gave 
out  in  the  Duck  of  Gordons 
bussines  .... 

To  the  sheriffe  dark  in  Aberdien 
to  take  infeftment  in  Meldrums 
Land  40lib,  expences  sending 
ther  4lib  4s.  ... 


Scots 
£    s.  d. 

6 

0 

0 

100 

0 

0 

13 

4 

0 

8 

12 

0 

14 

0 

0 

6 

0 

0 

240 

0 

0 

40 

0 

0 

5 

16 

0 

2 

8 

0 

100  16  0 

100     0  0 

4  16  0 

43  10  0 


44     4     0 


^  Sir  James  Stewart,  whose  curious  actings  at  the  time  of  the  Revolution 
earned  him  the  sobriquet  of  '  Wily  Jamie.' 

"^  Probably  Sir  Archibald  Muir  of  Thornton,  afterward  Provost  of  the  city  of 
Edinburgh. 


1697]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  221 

[Business  Charges,  etc.]  [Scots] 

£    s.  d. 
August    To  Mr.  Chiesly  per  receipt  .       66  13     4 

Novr.  1st  To  Adam  Urwin        .  .  .       72     0     0 

To   Mr.    Chiesly  to   get   out  the 

decreat  about  the  hows  .  .         9     8     0 

To  a  consultation  in  Duck  Gordon 

bussines  .  .  .  .       64     2     0 

For  executing  a  sommond  .         3     4     0 

To  Patrick  Christy  at  the  infeft- 

ment  takeing  .  .  .         2  10  00 

Take  out  Mr.  Cheslys  mony. 

lent  first  .   240     0     0 

It.  more  per  recept   40     0     0 

It.  more  per  recept   66  13     4 


346  13     4 


The  sume  of  all  the  rest  is  S.  976  14     0 


Debursments  in  bussiness,  1697.  Scots 

January    To  Sir  Gilbert  1  5  guinys    .  .   0075  00  00 

To  Sir  Gilberts  man  for  writing 
informations  in  the  bussiness  of 
Ridhall  ....   0001  09  00 


^  Sir  Gilbert  Elliot  of  Minto  practised  first  as  a  writer  in  Edinburgh,  acting 
as  agent  for  William  Veitch,  the  convenanting  minister,  and  for  the  Earl  of 
Argyll,  whose  escape  he  secured.  lie  took  a  leading  part  in  arranging  Argyll's 
Rising,  and  was  actually  in  arms  with  him,  but  escaped  abroad.  Having 
obtained  a  pardon,  he  passed  for  the  Bar  in  November  1688  (having  failed  to 
pass  the  examination  in  the  preceding  July),  was  made  a  Baronet  in  1700,  and 
became  a  judge  under  the  title  of  Lord  Minto  in  1705.  He  and  his  wife  were 
evidently  intimate  friends  of  the  Baillies,  as  much  '  drink-money '  is  entered  as 
having  been  left  at  Minto,  and  it  was  to  Lady  Minto  that  Baillie  gave  the  com- 
mission, which  evidently  caused  some  amusement  at  the  time,  and  which  is 
referred  to  by  Mrs.  Calderwood  (twenty  years  after  his  death),  viz.  '  to  get  him 
a  fine  house  at  the  Cross  of  Edinburgh  with  a  large  garden  behind  it,  that 
he  might  both  have  the  pleasure  of  seeing  the  street  and  walking  in  his  own 
garden. ' —  Coltness  Collectiotis, 


222  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1697 

[Business  Charges,  etc.]  [Scots] 

Di.  7th    To  the  clerks  and  servants  for  the      £    s.  d. 

dues   of   a   decreet   of  making 

a  r  i  s  t  e  d     goods     forthcoming 

against  the  tenents  of  Meldrum  0012  07  00 
To   the    Signit   for   horning   and 

punding  on  the  decritt   .  .   0001  16  00 

To  Jo:  Russell  for  seeking  out  the 

process  for  proving  the  tener 

of  writs  relating  to  Ridhall       .   0001  09  00 
To  writting  18  informations  for 

proving  the  tenar  of  said  writs  0006  17  00 
Ditt.  18  To  Patt.  Christy  for  doing  bussi- 

ness  Novr.  '96         .  .  .   0005  16  00 

To    consult    my    brother    Wills 

assignation     ....   0036  00  00 
For  a  messingers  going  for 

Meldrum        ....   0000  14  00 
July  10   To  Mr.   Chiesly  for  expeding  of 

bussiness,  per  recept        .  .   0042  10  00 

To  Mr.   Chiesly  for  a  decritt  of 

valuation     of     the     tinds     of 

Mellersteans  .  .  .   0006  00  00 

Novr.  10  To  Sir  Gilbert  Elliot  for  the  two 

Taylies  of  my  estate  3  guinies     0043  04  00 
To  Sir  Gilberts  man  for  writting 

them 0008  14  00 

To  Androu  Car  the  writers  man     0001  00  00 
To  Mr.  Crafoords  man        .  .   0001  09     0 


S.  244     5     0 


Edenburg,  January  1704.     Publick  Burdins. 

Deb:  to  Cash.  Scots 

Cess. 
The     lands     of     Langshaw     for 
Martinmas  1703  and  Candlemas 
1704 79  19     4 


1704]             OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  223 

[Business  Charges,  etc.]  [Scots] 

For  going  in  with  cess  by  Androw  £    s.  d. 

Lamb  .  .  .  .  0  7  0 
For  3  termes  cess  by  James  Gray 

for  Jerriswood  .  .  .  32  18  0 
For  4  tarmes  cess  out  of  Meller- 

steans  preceeding    the    1st    of 

September  1704      .          .          .  236  11     6 


S.  349  15  10 


Expenc  at  Law.     Deb:  to  Cash. 

Febr.       To  Alexander  Pringle  for  writting       14     4     0 
May  30    To   bussines   in   Landrick   pay'd 
Rob:    Dick    in    full    for    head 
courts  and  all  preciding  this  day       12  13     6 
For    the    messangers    expenc    at 

Langshaw  in  takeing  infeftment  7  0  0 
For  a  discharge  to  Androw  Bruce  0  14  6 
To  Houstons  brother  .  .         7     2     0 

To  Alexander  Cuningham  writter 
for  Rickertons  bussines  and 
others  as  per  his  account  given 
in  .....     145     7     4 


S.  197  01     4 


Edenburgh,  January  1704.     Sundry  Account. 

Deb:  to  the  Rents  of  Langshaw.  Scots 

For  two  monthes  cess  at  Canilmes 

1704  payd  by  the  tenants  in 

Coumsly  hill  .  .  .       39  19     7 

For  4  tarmes  cess  payd  by  John 

Mudie  in  Threepwood  the  last 

tarme  being  Cats  1704     .  .         5  14     0 

For    cess    at    Whitsunday    1704 

payd  by  John  Moodie     .  .         12     0 


224 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1704 


[Scots^ 
£  s.  d. 

29 

18 

6 

1 

8 

0 

1 

8 

6 

39 

18 

3 

s. 

99 

08 

10 

[Business  Charges,  etc.] 
For  cess  payd  by  Thomas  Turner 

for  the  tarme  of  Whitsunday 

1704 

To   cess   payd   by   John   Moody 

Febr.  26         ...  . 

To  cess  for  Whitsunday  1705  payd 

by  John  Mudie 
To   cess   payd   by    Cumsly   Hill 

Septr.  1st  1704 


To  loss  upon  Langshaw  rents 
crop  and  year  1703,  this  was 
of  the  Parks  set  to  Thomas 
Ladlay  so  much  doun  of  the 
rentall  .  .  .  S(.  119  13     8 

For    kirk    stent    payd    by    John 

Mudie,  Whit.  1704  .  ^.       1  10     0 

To  James  Hunter  for  reparing  the 

ivXX  jv  •  •  •  •  • 

August    For  the  foot  mantle  of  Twidale  ^  S^. 

For  answering  at  the  head  court  $. 

To  Will :  Nicolson  pay'd  by  John 
Moodie  in  Threepwood  of  few 
duty  for  the  tarmes  of  Whit- 
sunday and  Martimas  1703      S.     14  15     2 

To  Will:  Nicolson  of  few  duty 
payd  by  Tho:  Turner  for  Mose 
howses,  Coumsly  hill  and 
Blainsly  for  the  tarmes  of 
Whitsunday  and  Martimas 
1703      .  .  .  .  S.  141     8     4 


38  12 

8 

17  7 

8 

1  9 

0 

^  A  similar  entry  occurs  in  the  accounts  of  the  previous  year.  It  was  pro-1 
bably  an  assessment  levied  under  an  Act  passed  in  1661,  whereby  the  commis-l 
sioners  of  shires  were  relieved  of  the  expense  of  providing  the  costly  foot-mantlesj 
worn  by  them  at  the  Riding  of  Parliament,  which  for  the  future  were  to  be  paid] 
for  by  the  shires,  to  whom  they  were  to  be  restored  at  the  rising  of  Parliament. 
Langshaw  lay  in  the  shire  of  Roxburgh  or  sheriffdom  of  Teviotdale. 


I 


1704]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  225 

[Business  Charges,  etc.]  [Scots] 

To  Will:  Nicolson  by  Moodie  in         £    s.  d. 

Threepwood  the  few  duty  for 

Whitsunday     and     Martinmas 

1704      .  .  .  .  S.     14  15     2 

To  William  Nicolson  the  few  duty, 

Martimas  1704        .  .  S.  141     8     4 

To  the   scoolmasters   sallary  for 

Whitsunday   and   Martimas 

1703  payd  by  John  Moodie  in 

Threepwood  .  .  S.      0  10     0 

To      scoolmasters      sallary      by 

Moody    for    Whitsunday    and 

Martimas  1704        .  .  S.       0  10     0 

To   the    scoolmaster    sallarie    by 

Ladlay,  but  recept  brunt        .  S.     10     0     0 
To    scoolmasters    sallary    Wliit- 

sunday  and  Martimas  1704        S.     10     0     0 
For  a  milston  to  the  milne  .  S[.     21     0     0 

For  yron  work  to  her  £4   13s., 

wright  work  £14  12  .  S(.     19  15     0 

For  lime  and  meason  work  to  the 

milne  howse  £14,  wright  £6       ^.     20     0     0 
For  puting  up  Cumsly  Hill  bire 

£1  18s.  more  £l  18  .  )^.      3  16     a 

For  repairing  Will.  Marssers  bire 

howse    .  .  .  .  Si.      3     4     0 

For  a  workmans  wages  2  days  at 

Thom:  Turners        .  .  S.      0  16     (> 

Oct.       To  Mr.  Willson  of  Steapond  payd 

by  T.  Ladlay  .  .  S.  261     0     a 

These  artickles  marked  S^  is  caried 
to  the  137  fol.  in  this  book  1705. 

Horsekeeping.i 
To  expencess  in  horss  keeping.  Scots 

Jun.  1693  To  James  Moor  stabler  of  ane  old 

acount  .  .  .  .  .       87  11     0 

^  N.B. — Many  entries  relating  to  this  heading  will  be  found  under  '  Sundries.' 

P 


■226 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1693 


[Horsekeeping] 

To  Moffit,  stabler  per  recept 
Sept.  22d  For  shoes  to  horsses  . 

1694  To  James  Moor  stabler 
Oct.       For  girth  4s.  6d.,  mor  6s.  . 

1695  For  caring  out  horss  at  severall 
Decemr.  To    James    Moor    stabler    which 

pays  all  precidings 
To  Moffit  stablar  per  recept 
For  shoes  to  horss 
For  hay  to  horses 
For  a  bridle  to  the  guilding 
For  sevarell  things  to  the  gueld 

ings  leg 
^  This  was  mostly  at  Edn. 


To  expence  of  horses  at  Meller- 
stane  which  is  caried  to  leger 
particularly  by  itself 


Scots] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

15 

4 

0 

2 

12 

0 

.   40 

0 

0 

0 

10 

6 

4 

0 

0 

1 

60 

0 

0 

5 

16 

0 

4 

1 

0 

18 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

4 

14 

6 

244     0     0 


500     0     0 


To  expences  in  horskeeping  1696 

January   To    David    Denun,     sadlar,    per 

recept  ..... 

March  8    For  a  gelding    .... 

To  Pat.  Hunter  for  horss   . 

For  horss  carrig  to  Edinburgh    . 

For  2  horses  to  Polwart  and  shoes 

to  the  gray  hors  . 
For  bridle  to  the  hors 
For  girding        .... 

.  1697       For  a  comb,  spung,  brush,  shiers 
August  20     to  the  horss 

To  take  horses  out  of  toun . 

To  gress  to  the  horss  at  the  Dean 


46  0 

0 

266  13 

4 

5  10 

0 

1  12 

0 

9  4 

0 

0  15 

0 

0  7 

0 

2  2 

6 

1  0 

0 

10  4 

0 

lyoS] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


227 


[Horsekeeping] 

Decmr.    To  Mr.  Moor,  stabler 
Janr.  1     To  Mr.   Moor  stabler  in  full   of 
1698  acounts  preciding  this  day 

For  things  bought  for  the  horss  at 
Mellerstean  as  yron  and  bind- 
ings, etc.,  go. 


[Scots] 

£    s.  d. 

64     0     0 

24     0     0 


4     10 


S.  105     8  10 


Scots 

0 

14  6 

4 

11  0 

0 

9  0 

0 

12  0 

14     0 


0  12     0 


Mellerstains,  Janr.  1708.     Horses  expence. 
Deb:  to  Cash. 
For  feading  at  Ginelkirk     . 
For  feeding  at  Ginelkirk  £l  6,  and 

dwO      O  •  •  •  •  • 

For  feeding  by  the  road  9s. 
For  drogs  to  them 
Dec:       For    4    coch    mares    a    night    at 

Greenlaw        .... 
For  cleaks  to  the  grate  cart  traces 

makeing  them 
To    Patrick    Hunter   in    full    for 

stabling  this  year 
For  nets  fiet  oyls 
For  munting  the  old  chariot 
For  a  crem  and  plate  to  a  sadle 

and  stuffing  .  .  .  . 

For  mending  a  clogbag  sadle 
For  a  strip  lather  and  strip  yron 
For  a  chean  bitt  and  bosses 
For  a  tie  to  a  side  sadle     . 
For  paneling  2  cart  sadles  one  14s. 

one  £l  4s.      . 
For  a  bridle       .... 
For  a  horse  comb  and  a  brush  to 

Tarn  Youll     .  .  .  .         16     0 


39  0 

0 

2  10 

0 

35  0 

0 

0  12 

0 

1  0 

0 

0  14 

0 

0  18 

0 

1  0 

0 

1  18 

0 

0  14 

0 

228 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1708 


Horsekeeping" 

'Scots] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

For  2  tathers  to  the  cart  horse     . 

0 

12 

0 

For  a  cart  sadle 

2 

18 

0 

For  2  new  collers  to  the  horse 

1 

6 

0 

For  2  pair  cart  fiets  great  tows 

3 

4 

0 

For  lamp  bleck  for  the  coach 

0 

3 

0 

For  3  bridles  and  bitts  at  20s.    . 

3 

0 

0 

For  a  pair  strips  and  yrons 

1 

2 

0 

For  a  mane  comb 

0 

6 

0 

For  a  bridle  and  curple 

2 

2 

0 

For  11  ells  girding 

1 

2 

0 

For  6  pair  buckles 

0 

12 

0 

For  mending  a  side  sadle   . 

1 

4 

0 

For  a  sadle  mending 

0 

9 

0 

For   6   ells   girdin    12s.      2  pair 

buckles  4s.  Ch:  Or  . 

0 

16 

0 

For  yron  for  shoes  at  Mellerstains 

this  year        .... 

25 

0 

0 

For  shoeing  horse  by  Pate  Newton 

from  19  Sep.  1707  till  Janr.  1st 

1709 

20 

2 

0 

S. 

156 

12 

6 

Meller[staine],  Janr.  1709.     Expence  of  Coach 

and  Horses.     Deb:  to  Cash.  Scots 

For  oyl  to  the  coach           .          .  14  0 

For  oyl  to  horse  legs           .          .  0  19  0 

For  horse  shoes          .          .          .  0  14  0 
For  expence  of  horses  to  George 

Baillie 4  10  0 

For  3  ell  girthin         .          .          .  0     6  0 
For  a  ps  of  24  ells  girthin  from 

John  Muckle           .          .          .  14  0 
June  29  To  Patrick  Hunter  in  full  of  all 

accounts         .          .          .          .  9     0  0 


I7I0] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


229 


"Horsekeeping] 
July  30   To   Barty   Gibsone   for   2    coach 

mares  13  nights  and  helping  the 

coach    ..... 
For  mending  harnes  . 
For  glas  to  the  chariot  from  Mr. 

Burtone  .... 

For  more  glases  for  the  chariot 
For  shoeing  horse  and  mending 

sadles  .... 

For  the  white  mares  expence  to 

Cesnock  .... 

For  horses  expence  at  Kelso,  etc. 

For  horse  expence  at  Kelso  in  full 

July  17th  For  1  stone  14  ounces  yron   for 

shoes  £1  12s.  per  stone   . 
Aug.  26  For  22  tb.  yron  at  £l  12  per  stone 
Decmr.  12  For  3  stone  4  tb.  3  ounces  yrone 

at  £1  12s.  per  stone 
For  shoeing  horses  by  Pat. 

Newton  £18 


"Scots' 

£ 

s. 

d. 

21 

0 

0 

1 

10 

0 

3 

4 

0 

3 

17 

0 

1 

4 

0 

3 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

2 

14 

6 

1 

13 

6 

2 

4 

0 

5 

4 

0 

18 

0 

0 

S.  91 

8 

0 

Expence  of  coch  and  horses  1710. 
For  the  coch  mares  at  Ginelkirk 

with  Tam  Youll 
For  gat  same  to  the  mares 
For  horse  sezers  [scissors] 
For  lamp  bleck  to  the  harnes 
For  a  pint  of  oyl  to  the  harnes 
Ap.  17     For  1  ston  1  tb.  yron  for  shoes 
For  lamp  bleck  3d. 
For  mending  the  chariot  wheals 
For  grase  to  the  powny  at  Edin 

burgh  6d.  per  night 


Stg. 


0 

2     0 

0 

0     5 

0 

0     2 

0 

0     3 

0 

1     6 

0 

2  10 

0     6     0 


0     2     6 


230  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1710 

[Horsekeeping] 
July  6     To  Tam  of  yron  for  shoes  1  ston 

7  tb.  is  3s.  lOd.       . 
For  tethers  to  the  horses 
For  lamp  bleck  7d.| 
To  Bartie  Gibson  ane  account  of 

stabling  .... 

To  Pate  Hunter  ane  account  of 

stabling  .... 

For  bringing  the  mare  and  foil 

from  Cesnock 
Novr.  1  For  1  ston  1  tb.  5  ounces  yron  to 

Tam  Youll  2s.  9d. 
For  a  pair  safe  braces  to  the  coach 
For  a  pad  .... 

For  a  clogbage  sadle,  and  furnitur 
For  ane  account  of  horse  expence 

pay'd  T.  Y 

For  oyl  to  the  coach 

For  caring  out  horses  2s. 

For  a  pair  hulsters  to  the  clogbage 

SHQIc        •  •  •  •  • 

For  expence  of  horses  on  the  road 
To  Pat:  Hunter  stabler  in  full  of 

all  preceeding  4  Decmr. 
To  sundry  accounts  laid  out  by 

George      Mathy      at      Kelso, 

C^  VX/  •  •  •  •  •  • 

For  glas  to  the  chariot  by  Barton 
For  horse  at  Ginelkerk  when  we 

went    to    toun    pay'd    Shirrifs 

account  sometime  after 
For  expence  of  horses  at  Kelso    . 
For  shoeing  horse,  by  Pat.  Newton 

from  1  Janr.  1710  till  6  Novr. 

1710  £1  4s.  6d.        . 
For  noult  feet  oyl 
For  oyl  2d.^,  tar  8d. 
For  yron  got  by  Tam  Youll 


Sterling 
£    s.  d. 
0     3  10 
0     3     6 
0     0     7i 

1     0 

0 

0  17 

3    i 

0     5 

0    j 

0     2 
2     3 

0     4 
0  18 

n 

0  11 
0     5 
0     2 

:  1 

0     3 
0     3 

*  1 

0  18 

"  1 

0     6 
0  13 

1 

0     7 

0     4 

'1 

1     4 
0     5 
0  00 
0     2 

n 

i7ii] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


231 


[Horsekeeping] 

For  2  broad  white  bridles  with  bits 
14d.  a  pair,  come  and  brush  27d. 

For  8  fathom  9  threed  tows  13d.|, 
6  pair  girth  buckles  9d. 

For  a  broad  white  bridle  14d. 

To  William  Miller  garner  in  the 
Abay  compleat  payment  of 
Bartholamew  Gibsons  account 
for  stabline  from  31  Janr.  1710 
till  1  Decmr.  1710 

To    Clark    in     Melrose    for    head 
courts  .... 


"Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

3 

5 

0 

1 

lOi 

0 

1 

2 

11     4     8 


0     2     4 


S.  23  14 


irlO 


Expence  of  Horses  and  Coach  1711,    Stg. 
Janr.  19    For  3  bolls  oates  from  the 

Tenants   of  the  Mains  to  the 
Horses  at  lis.  8d.  pr  boll         .  1  15     0 

feb.  28     For  Horse  upon  the  road  4s.  Id., 

more  2s.         .  .  .  .         0     6     1 

For  horse  at  Ginelkirk        .  .         0     3     0 

For  stabline  at  Pat  Hunters  to 

this  day         .  .  .  .         0  10     0 

For  lintsead  oyl  to  the  Horse      .         0     0     6 
For  oates  to  the  Horse 
at   lis.    8d.   from   3 
Sepr.  1710  till  Ap.  12   £     , 


1711      . 
more 
For    cart    Horse 

going  to  toun     0 
For  6  bolls  light 

oats  at   5s.   pr 

boll        .  .     6 


30B  If  17  10 


2     3     1  10 


d. 
0 
4 


2     0     4     8 


0     1   10     0 


20  15     O 


232 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1711 


[Horsekeeping] 
For     oats    more 

to   the   Horse     3 
which  is  sett  doun 
above  sum  of  all 
is      .  .  .42 


[Sterling] 
£    s.  d. 


0 


For  Bear  to  the  Horse  at  15s.  pr 

Boll      .  .  .  .    If   . 

For  Bear  to  the  Horses  1   . 

For   shoeing   Horses   payd   John 

Flint  from  Novr.   18  1710  till 

Aprill  18  1711         .  .  . 

"May  29   For  19  lb.  7  ounes  yron  from  the 

Marchant  to  Tam  youll  3s.  3d. 
For  a  chapine  oyl  9d. 
Sepr.  21  For  2  Colts  gelding  the  ordirier 

price  is  a  shillin  I  gave  . 
For  gras  to  Horse  at  Edn  . 
To  a  Ferrier  for  the  young  coch 

mare     ..... 
For   a   bridle    Is.    payd   Trotter 

sadlers  account  at  Kelso  15 
For   cutting   down   the   Hay   in 

Jerriswood  Park     . 
For    cutting    doun     Coltcrooks 

Meadow         .... 
For  horses  at  Edn.     . 
For  poling  sisers   5d.     9  fathom 

9  threed  tows  15d.  strip  lethers 

16d.       ..... 

For  a  fine  bridle  26d.  another  18d. 
For  14  Bolls  oates  at  lOsh.  from 

12  Ap.  till  1st  Sepm. 
For  1  boll  1  fou  peas  at  15s.  from 

Apl.  12  till  Sepm.  1  . 
To  William  Miller  Gardner  in  the 

Abay  full  payment  of  Barthola- 

mew   Gibson   stablers   account 


0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

5 

6 

0 

3 

3 

0 

0 

9 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

2 

6 

0 

16 

0 

3 

0 

0 

0 

15 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

3 

0 

0 

3 

8 

7 

0 

0 

0 

18 

0 

I7I2]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  233 

[Horsekeeping]  [Sterling] 

from  1  July  1711  till  21st  Novr.  £    s.  d. 

1711  8s.  8d.  .  .  .  0     8     8 

To  Pate  Hunter  stabler  till   18 

August  1711  .  .  .         3     6     8 

To   Pate  Newton   for  shoeing  6  . 

horse    from    Mart.     1710    till 

Martemas'1711 1£  10s.,  mending 

the  chariot  2s.  8d.,  rumping  2 

horse  Is.         .  .  .  .  1  13     8 

To  James  Hunter  wright  for  the 

chariot  mending     .  .  .         0     5     0 

For  yron  to  the  coach  and  Tarr 

8s.  6d.  from  Liedhouse    .  .         0     8     6 

For  dresing  a  boar  skine  Is!  lOd. 

more     ..... 
For  20  Rucks  Hay  at  10s.  prUuck 
For  Grass  to  14  horses 
To  timber  to  the  coach  wheels 

l£   14s.    4d.     yron    l£   5s.    4d. 

making  them  l£  8s.  4d.,  shoeing 

them  l£,  collering  5s.  4d.,  Tarr 


0 

1 

10 

10 

0 

0 

14 

0 

0 

S.  £73  10  11 


Expence  of  Coch  and  Horses  1712.     Stg. 

Coch  etc.    Horses  Corn  and  Stra 

For  oyl  to  the  coch  .040 
For  a  comb  and  brush  0  2  3 
For  hemp  sead  .  0     16 

For  oats  to  the  Horses 
from  the  1st  Septmr 

1711  till  the  22  May 

1712  at  lOsh.  pr  boll 


234 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

[Horsekeeping] 


[1712: 


[Coch 


b:    f. 
38    4  1 

For  strangers 

horses   .  2     0 

May  23  For  horses  put 
in  the  stable 
chist  this  day  1     3  . 


This  stra 
was  1711 
crop  and 
spent  last 


For  Peas  Straw  at 
lOd.  .     30st 

For  oat  stra  at 
8d.      . 

For  bear  strat 
at  6d. 


100 


32 


year  but  To  a  boll  Lang- 
was  forgot  shaw  light 
to  be  in-       oats  4s.  2d.  .  4 

cert  till      For  bear  at  4sh.  8d. 
the  acct  2  fouls 

was  clos'd  For  helping  the  chariot 
by  Hunter  8  days  . 
For  mending  horse 

furniture 
For  100  nails  to  the 

coach    . 
To  the  Ferrier  for  the 

Gray  Mare     . 
For  oyl  to  the  coach 
For  mending  sadles  by 
Trotter 


[Sterling] 

Horses  Corn  and  Stra] 

£    s.  d. 


0     5     0 


0     4     0 


0     10 


0     16 


0     4     0 


21     4     0 


42 

2 

For   light   oats 

to  the  horse 

5s.         •           4 

0 

10     0 

For    pease    at 

15s.       .           0 

2 

0     0     6 

15  0 

3     6  8 

0  16  0 

0  16  8 

0     4  8 


0     2     0 


I7I2]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  235 


[Horsekeeping" 

[Sterling 

[Coch 

etc. 

Horses  Corn  and  Stra] 

' 

£    s.  d. 

For  oyle  to  Gray  Mare 

0     16 

For  bran  and  Drogs 

when  colded  . 

0     5     0 

For  12  ells  Girthing  at 

2d.  very  broad 

0 

2 

0 

For  2  pair  strip  lathers 

r» 

2s.  3d.,  buckles  18d. 

0 

3 

9 

■: 

For  shoe  to  a  horse   . 

0 

0 

4. 

I 

For  Tarr  to  the  coach 

6d.,   oyl   2s.,   bleck 

3d.         . 

0 

2 

9 

For    expenc    on    the 

road  to  Edn  . 

0     2     0 

For  mending  the  coach 

and  2  pair  shekles, 

the  shekles  with  nails 

15d.  a  pair     . 

0 

3 

6 

For  expences  on  the 

road 

0     3     0 

To  a  pyper  at  Red- 

breas  for  the  horse 

0     10 

Deem.  10  To  Patrick  Hunter  in 

full  of  all  Accounts 

for  this  year 

2  12     0 

For  two  trees  for  polls 

0 

2 

0 

For  mending  of  sadles 

at  Kelso,  etc. 

0 

5 

3 

For  mending  sadles  by 

Mrs.  Troter 

0 

1 

0 

For  the  Hay  of  Jerris- 

wood  Park  last  year 

being  still  untoucht 

6     0     0 

For  the  Hay  of  Colt- 

crooks  . 

10     0     0 

For  stra  which  comes 

to  7£  5  of  crop  1712 

7     5     0 

236 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1709 


[Horsekeeping] 

To  Pat  Newton  for 
shoeing  horse  from 
the  last  March  1712 
till  last  March  1713 


[Sterling] 

[Coch        Horses  Corn  and  Stra] 

£    s.  d. 


2     0     0 


£4     2     4       35  12     0 


[1709] 


Estate  Management.^ 
The  expence  of  repairing  tenants  houses. 


Deb:  to  Cash.  [Scots] 

March  22  For  meason  and  wright  work  in 
Langshaw    Milne    allowed    to 
'     '^  Thomas  Ladly  this  day  .  .       44     7     8 

For  naills  to  sclate  the  house,  etc., 

of  Langshaw  .  .  .  6     10 

June  8  For  a  milne  stone  to  Langshaw 

Milne  bought  by  James  Deas  .       20  12     0 

For  doors  to  Moss  houses  .  .         2     8     0 

For  a  nather  milston  from  Green- 
law to  Langshaw. 

For  sclateing  the  house  of  Lang- 
shaw by  Pat:  Thomsone  .       30     0     0 

To  Jamie  Blakie  2  days  at  Lang- 
shaw cutting  timber        .  .         14     0 

To  Mellerstains  workmen  at 

Langshaw  Dam      .  .  .         5  15     0 

For  helping  to  put  up  Langshaw 

Park  dicks     .  .  .  .       28     0     0 

For  repairein  the  stone  dicks  at 

Langshaw      .  .  .  .       16     0     0 

For  6  loads  lime  for  Langshaw 

House  .  .  .  .  1  16 

For  divits  to  Langshaw  House   .         3     6 

For  thicking  LangshaW  stables   .         4  10 


0 

8 
0 


^N.B. — Many  entries  relating  to  this  heading  will  be  found  under  '  Sundries. 


1709]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  237 

[Estate  Management] 

To  a  milne  wright  for  repaireing 

Langshaw  Milne     . 
To  said  milne  wright  Munga  Dick 

half  a  boll  meall     . 
To  Munga  Park  measone  for  re- 
paireing Langshaw  IMilne 
For  yrone  £5  lOsh.,  casting  divits 

to  Langshaw  Milne  £5  12s. 
For  nails  to  the  milne  by  John 

Boe  and  other  yron  work 
For  other  expences  at  Langshaw 

Miln  by  Ja:  Ainsly 
For  reparations  in  Over  Langshaw 

and  Mose  Houses   . 
For  glazing  Langshaw  Houss 
For  lime  to  Langshaw  House 
For  casting  divots  to  Langshaw 

Milne 

For  divits  leading  and  other  work 

at  Langshaw  House 
For  pan  cratch  a  boll  £l  14,  Tam 

Youlls  expence  a  night  with  a 

horss  going  to  the  Pans  for  it, 

he  haveing  corn  along  with  him 

6sh.  4d.  and  custome 
For  pan  cratch  to  the  Tour  head 
For  4  days  bringing  the  cratch  at 

5s 

For  drawing  thack  to  the  thicker 
For  helpnig  the  pigion  house  at 

Jerriswood     .... 
For  a  furlite  to  Langshaw  Milne 


Scots 
£  s.  d. 
42  0  0 

9  0 

0 

48  0 

0 

11  2 

0 

7  2 

0 

4  10 

41  18 

13  0 

2  0 

8 
0 
0 

7  0 

0 

11  0 

0 

2 

0 

4 

1 

16 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

10 

0 

1 

10 

0 

2 

0 

0 

S.  369     9     4 


238 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1710 


0     5     0 


0     2     0 


0  10     0 
Ormstons 


[Estate  Management] 
Expence  of  repairing  Tenants  Houses, 
May  15      For  repairing  Tarn 
Williamsons  house 
and  the  smithes  T: 
Hop 
'  For  4  days  thicking  of 

these      houses      by 
Mowit  . 

For  building  the 
smidy  belonging  to 
John  Flint  by  Tarn 
H. 

For    divits    to    Jamie 

house  when  he  entred  to  it 

For  repairing  Coltcrooks  park 
dick  by  Kerncorse 

For  4000  divits  for  Ormston  and 
Thomsons  houses   . 

For  stinging  the  barn  9  J  day 

For  56  threve  bear  stra  for  sting- 
ing the  barn  at  4d.  per  threve 
1709  crop       .... 

To  Hunter  for  2  cuples  in  the 
smithes  house  and  two  in  Tam 
Williamsons  house  and  timering 
them  and  helping  the  nurses 
house    .  .  .  . 

For  service  at  the  smidy  11  days 
more  at  it  and  T:  W:  19 

For  5000  divits  for  Tam  William- 
sons house     .... 

For  building  the  kitchen  payd 
Munga  Dick  3  15     2 

To  Mungae  for  the  park  gate 
makeing         .... 

For  the  nurses  house  repairing     . 

For  John  Brouns  house,  for  1709 
repairing        .... 


[Sterling] 
1710. 


£    s.  d. 
0  17     0 


0     16 

0     9     8 

0     4     0 
0     4     9 

0  18     8 


0     6 

8 

0  12 

6 

0     5 

0 

3  05 

2 

0     2 

0 

0     6 

li 

0  11     1* 


171 1]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  239 

[Estate  Management]  [Sterling] 

£  s.  d. 
For  repairing  Langshaw  Dicks  .  0  15  6 
For   repaireing   Langshaw  Milne 

houses  which  compleats  them  at 

James  Ainslys  entry  payd  to 
(  Munga  Dick  .  .  .  .         2     0     0 

For  repaireing  Mose  Houses  payd 

the  said  Munga  Dick  in  pairt 

0     4s.  5^       .  .  .  .         0     4    5^-% 

For  repairing  Alexander  Pringles 

houses  in  Langshaw         .  .         0     7     3 

For  divits  casting  to  Langshaw 

Milne  house  at  12d.  per  thou- 
sand     ..... 
For  lime  to  the  slouse  of  the  milne 
For  nails  and  wooud  bands  to  the 

Milne    ..... 
To  Munga  Dick  in  full  of  Mose- 

houses  reparations 
For  mending  Langshaw  Miln 

whiel  and  traugh 
For  4000  divits  to  malt  barn,  etc. 
For  repairing  Coumsly  Hill  and 

Over   Langshaw   payd   Munga 

Dick  the  timber  all  cutt  on  the 

ground  .  .  .  .       11     4     0 

For  3400  divits  to  Coumsly  Hill, 

and   2400   to   Over   Langshaw 

5000  to  Langshaw  office  houses       3     5     0 


1 

0 

0 

0 

1 

6 

0 

2 

8 

0 

12 

lOi                            ] 

1 

7 

6 

0 

4 

0 

29     8  lOj^^ 


Reparations  of  Langshaw  Barrony  1711. 

[Sterling] 
For    repairing    Langshaw    Park 
Dicks    when    Thomas    Turner 
entred  to  them  Mart.  1710       .         5  10     0 


240 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[i7ir 


[Estate  Management] 

Repairing  Houses  1711. 

For  helping  the  walls  of  Mains 
Houses  by  Imry     . 
May  29   For   bilding  up   the   Stable   and 

coachhouse  by  John  Wilson 

For  three  shovels 

For  cloding  Jerviswood  Park  5sh. 
6d. 

For  building  Jerviswood  Park 
door      .  .  .  .  . 

For  17^  days  work  at  Cochhouse 
and  Stable  by  John  Wilson  at 
lOd.  a  day  without  meet 

For  pan  crach  to  the  tour  head 
2s.  2d.  pr  boll,  cariage  2s.  6d. . 

For  Nails  .... 

For  building  the  Kitchen  payd 
Mungo  Dick  2  15     2       . 

For  53  days  work  of  5d.  men 
about  the  houses  this  year 

For  114  5d.  days  at  the  Kitchen 

2     7     6 

For  work  about  the  House  and 
for  dails,  etc. 

For  cariing  home  the  Dails  the 
100  dails  the  rest  our  own 
horses   .  .  .  .         . 

For  building  the  Kit- 
chen by  Imry  in  full 
of  his    .  .  .18     0 

For  building  the 
Kitchen  by  John 
Young  .  .  .14     8 

For  work  about  the  House  by 
Hunter  33  days  lOd.  pr  day     . 

For  468  foot  pavement  at  2d.  pr 
foot  in  kitchen  and  trance 


[Sterling] 


£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

5 

0 

0 

6 

0 

0 

3 

6 

0    1   a 


0  14 

2 

0     4 

8 

0  10 

6 

2  15 

2 

1     1 

3 

2     7 

6 

25     0 

0 

0  13 

4 

2  12     8 

0  17     6 

3  18     0 


i 


I7I2] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


241 


[Estate  Management] 
For  45  days  work  at  the  quarie  for 

the  pavement 
For  helping  Caltcrooks  park  Dicks 

by  Tam  Hope  5|    . 
For  Nails  from  Liedhouse  Is.  6, 

yron  for  sundry  uses  16sh. 
For  inclosing  the  Thack  Meadow 

to  the  Tenants  in  Mellerstaine 

Mains  at  8d.  pr  Rood 
For  inclosing  the  Bogg  in  Meller- 
staine Mains  at  8d.  pr  Rood 


"Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

18 

1 

0 

5 

6 

0 

17 

6 

7 

3 

4 

12 

0 

0 

s. 

62 

14 

8 

Expence  of  Repairing  Tenants  Houses  1712. 


March  24  For  puting  a  band 
about  Langshaw 
Miston  1 

For  building  Malt  Barn 
at  15sh.  pr  Rood   . 

For  2  days  by  Hunter 
at  Tho  Willisons 
House 

For   5   days   at   Hall 
Houses 
July  3     To  James  Hunter  for 
John  Humes  House 
cuples  5 

For  George  Dodses 
chimny  and  win- 
dows 4  days . 


Millstone. 


Sterline  Money 

Barony    of 
Langshaw. 


0     2     1 


0     5     0 


0     3     4 


0  12     6 


0     18 


Q 


242  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1712 

[Estate  Management]  [Sterling] 

For  Timber  paydJohn  £    s.  d. 

Gibson    for    Fanns 

Scooll  .  ,     0  11     8 

For  bands  to  the  spinle 

and    armes     Lang- 

shaw  Milne  .  .  0     3     8 

For  John  Boes  work 

at   the    Spinle   and 

armes  .  .  0     2     6 

To    Ammers    Wright 

for    work    4    days 

there     ...  0     3  10 

For    timber    to    the 

Garners  house  and 

George  Dodses        .15     8 
For       Meason        and 

wright      work       at 

Garners    house    by 

MungaDick  atl2ds. 

a  day  lad  8ds.         .     2  13     8 
For  work  by  Munga 

Dick   at  making   a 

chimny   to    Dodses 

House  .  .  .010 

For  puting  up  Coum- 

slyhill  barn,  etc.     .  15     4 

For  Hillandmans  Ber- 
ing Dick  12  days     .050 
For  more  timber  from 

Park     for    Garners 

House  .  .  .19     0 

For  4  doors  crooks  and 

bands  to  Coumsly- 

hill        ...  0  13     4 

£6  17     9  3     12 


iyi2]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  243 

[Sterling] 


Estate  Management" 

For       mending       old 

Ditch  Dick  in  Colt- 

£ 

s. 

d. 

crooks  . 

0 

0 

10 

For    the     Dick     and 

Ditch     at     8s.     pr 

Rood  in  Coltcrooks 

0 

10 

0 

For  helping  Coltcrooks 

Ditch  Dick  10  days 

0 

4 

2 

For       10       thousand 

Divits      for      Hall 

House 

0 

10 

0 

For   6   days  work  at 

Hall  House  5d.  men 

0 

2 

6 

For    3000    divits    to 

Fanns  Scooll 

0 

3 

0 

For     for     Coltcrooks 

park  to  Munga  Dick 

0 

3 

8 

S. 

£1 

14 

2 

Expence  of  Repairing  Mellerstaine  Tour  and 
offices  Houses  1712. 

For  hair  to  plaster  the  Kitchin  at       [Sterling] 

9d.  a  stone    .  .  .  .         0     6     6 

For  Nails  7s.,  more  4s.  6     .  .         0  11     6 

May  13      For  400    ^vindows    at    2d.|,    200 

doors  at  5d.,  200  planshers  at 

8d.  p  hunder  .  .  .  0     3     0 

For  Nails  4s.  4d.,  1000  windows, 

200  doors,  200  planshers  .  0     8     7 

For  45,  5d.  days  at  the  quarie  for 

payment  to  the  Kitchin,  etc.  .  0  18  9 
For  flooring  the  Milk  House,  etc. 

by  Thomson  .  .  .  0  10     0 

22       For  13  days  Meason  work  about 

the  House  by  David  Imry       .         0  17     0 


244  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1712 

[Estate  Management]  [Sterling] 

For   65   days  work   of    5d.   men         £    s.  d. 

about  the  House,  etc.     .  .         12     1 

For  24  days  5d.  men  at  the  stone 

quarie  .  .  .  .  .         0  10     0 

For   work    about    the    dicks    by 

John  Clark  25  days  at  5d.  .  0  8  9 
June  24  For  biging  the  Collhouse  9  days, 

other  work  3 1  days  by  Tam  Hope  0  12  6 
For  building  the  house  of  office  by 

Tho  Hope  5  days  .  .         0     5     0 

For  nin  score  Dails  from  Eymouth 

and  Berwick  to  the  house  only 

110  of  them  at  lid.         .  .         5     0  10 

For  bringing  home  two  carts  full 

Daills  from  Berwick        .  .         0  13     8 

Ditt  16    To   James   Miller   Glazier   2£   to 

account  in  full  of  all  2£  Is.  8  .  4  1  8 
For  Nails  from  Liedhouse  2s.  8d., 

for  yron  from  him  3s.      .  .         0     5     8 

For  lead  2lb.  4d.,  lime  lis.  8d., 

lime  5s.  .  .  .  .         0  17     0 

For  Nails  5s.  4d.,  3s.  5d.,  4s.,  Is. 

8d.,  and  more  5s.  7d.       .  .  10     0 

For     60    Dails    from    Aymouth 

brining  home  .  .  .         0     6     3 

To  William  Moor  lis.  6d.  .  .         0     16 

To  John  Smith  for  makeing  and 

mending  smith  work  2£  .         2     0     0 

Sep.  2      For  wright  work  about  the  house 

by  James  Blakie  4£         .  .         4     0     0 

For   plastering  l£,  more   wright 

work  by  James  Blakie  2£  7s.  .  3  7  0 
To    James    Hunter    for    sawing 

Dails  lOd.  a  day  6  days  .         0     5     0 

For  work  about  house  and  offices 

houses  by  the  5ds.  men,  etc.   .         4  14    8 


S.  £33     7     4 


1713]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  245 

Expence  of  Repairing  Tenants  Houses  1713. 

Mellerstanes    Langshaw 
For  mending    Lang- 
shaw Milne  Arms  .  0     2     1 
For  Nails  to  the  park 

gate       ...  003 


0     4     9 


For  cuting  down  colt- 

crooks  Hay 

0 

17 

0 

For  5d.  men  at  Colt- 

crooks  park   . 

0 

18 

6 

For  hay  rakes  6 

0 

1 

4 

For  suples  to  the  barn 

0 

1 

3 

. 

1 

18 

1 

June      To  Andrew  Lambs 

expences  at  fairs     . 

0 

1 

0 

Fuly  17   To  his  expence 

0 

1 

4 

To  his  expences  Is.  2.     0     1     2 


For     2600     divits    to  0     2     4 

Fanns  House  23  6d.  a 

days  work  by  Jamie 

Paterson  that  has  it 

0     2     9     0     2     9 
To    Munga    Dick    for 

work  at  Fanns  house    0     2     0 


£0     3     6 

Expence  of  Repairing  Mellerstean  Tour  and 

office  Houses  1713.  [Sterling] 

For  8  sto.  whitening  from  Grive 
in  Dunce  at  8ds.  p  stn. 
June  18  For  Nails  .  .  .  .064 

For  Lead  to  door  crooks    .  .         0     18 


\  ■ 


246 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1713 


[Estate  Management] 

For    a    mutchkin    lientsead    oyl 

16ds.  2d.,  white  lead  8ds. 
For  a  Muchken  Lintsead  oyl  15ds. 
For  a  botle  to  hold  it  2ds. 3^ 
For  8  st.  whitening  Grive  in  Dune 

at  Sds.  pr  ston 
For  a  chopine  lintsead  oyl  14ds., 

culours  for  dyill  lOds. 
For  20 1  days  stinging  the  house 

Sds.  and  meat 
For  100  threve  bear  stra  at  Sds. 

for  stinging  the  house 
To  Pat  Newton  for  smith  work 

till  Lambes  1713    . 
To  Mean  Meason  for  work  about 

the  house       .... 
For  5|  road  meason  work  in  the 

garden   dick   upon   the   North 

side  by  Robert  Mean  at  lis.  Sds. 
For  work  by  5d.  men  about  the 

House  and  Dicks  till  the  IS  day 

July  1713       .... 
For  5d.  men  at  back  close  till  18 

July      ..... 
For  12  yron  snakes  for  windows 

at  Dunce        .... 
For  pan  cratch  2s.  6d.,  cariing  it 

2s.  6d.,  paynting  tour  head  2s. 
For    a    wainfull    Dails    bringing 

from  Berwick 
For  a  rake  lime  4s.  2ds. 
For    8   trees   and   60  dails  from 

Edmiston  in  Berwick 
For  smith  work  about  the  house 

by      Hardy  .... 
For  more  smith  work  at  Gordon 

5s.,  more  Is.  2d.,  more  Sd. 
For  thicking  the  kitchin  2s.  6d.   . 


[Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

2 

0 

0 

1 

3 

0 

0 

0  6 

^12 

0 

5 

4 

0 

2 

0 

0 

13 

S 

1 

5 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

0 

3     4     2 


0 

17 

0 

0 

9 

0 

0 

6 

0 

0 

7 

0 

0 

6 

10 

0 

4 

2 

3 

15 

6 

0 

14 

0 

0 

6 

10 

0 

2 

6 

1714]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  247 

[Estate  Management] 

For  50  Dails  at  Is.,  60  at  9ds.  from 

Will.  Robertson  in  Aymouth  . 
For  4  lb.  white  leed  a  chapine  lint- 

sead  oyl  2s.  7ds.     . 
For  a  tree  from  Park  5  Nails  3s.  . 
For  wright  work  by  James  Blackie 


Sterling' 
£    s.  d. 

4 

15 

0 

0 

2 

r 

0 

8 

0 

3 

9 

0 

£23 

11 

n  6 
"12 

Repairing  Mellerstaine  Tour  and  office  Houses  1714. 

[Sterling] 
Ap.  14     For  yron  from  James  Liedhouse 

last    year    haveing    cleard    all 

accounts  with  him  till  this  day        12     0 
For  lime  lis.  last  year        .  .         0  11     0 

For  7  loads  lime  at  6ds.,  3s.  6d., 

An^  expences  9ds.  to  new  house         0     4     8. 
For  stones  to  soil  the  big  oven 

and  building  up  the  mouths  of 

Both  with  new  hewen  ston  and 

stons  for  their  mouthes  and  the 

workmenship  with  their  meat 

3  of  them  3  days  Sanders  Mean 

and  his  sons  a  grot  to  the  lads  .         10     4 
Ap.  27     To  James  Pringle  at  founding  the 

House  4d.,  Blakie  at  Aymouth 

2s 0     2     4 

To  James  Pringle  for  building  the 

back  office  houses  12d.  pr  day  3     10 

May  24    To  Jamie  hunter  for  work  about 

the  house  last  year  .  .         0     9     Q 

For  Nails  to  the  new  house  9s. 

Nails  7s.  6d.,.  more  5s.     .  .         116 

For  3  thousand  Divits  to  the  new 

House  .  .  .  .  .030^ 

For  4  days  barrowmen  Is,  8d.  A. 

Hardy  .  .  .  .  .         0     18- 


248  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1714 

[Estate  Management]  [Sterling] 

For  thicking  the  house  2s.  8d.,  2         £    s.  d. 

shuffels  3s.  2d.        .  .  .         0     5  10 

For  bring  home  three  wanefuUs  of 

dails  and  trees  to  the  house     .  10     3 

For  glazing  the  new  house  100 

ches  losens  36  foot  wire  losens 

at  3d.  and  4d. 
For  payment  and  laying  the  litle 

close  by  Alex''  Mean 
For  days  work  about  the  house  by 

him       .  .  .  . 

For   expence   of   the   cart   horse 

going  to  Coldstream 
For  mending  the  glass  windows 

from  Aug.  18,  1713  till  July  12 
For  Nails  at  severall  times  17s.  2d., 

X  o»  •  •  •  •  • 

For  265  ells  Casow  at  the  well  back 
closes  at  2d.  pr  ell  without  meat 

For  5d.  men  69  days  at  the  offices 
houses  in  back  close 
Sept.  6    For  leveling  and  leeding  stons  to 
the  back  closes  86  days  . 

For  8  days  Meason  work  about  the 
house    ..... 

For  100  dais  brought  home  in  two 
wains    .  .  . 

For  4  trees  from  George  Dods 

To  Pate  Newton  for  smith  work 
about  the  house  and  workmens 
shuvels  and  house 
Sept.  11  To  5ds.  men  65  days  at  back  wind 
and  sowing  dails  6  of  them 
which  clears  of  all  the  3  work- 
men to  this  day  also  18  days 
' '  work  by  John  Shirra  83  in  all  .  1  14     7 

Nov.  19  To  5ds.  men  for  work  at  Dicks 

houses,  etc.    .  .  .  .         2     18 


2 

0 

0 

2 

7 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

0 

1 

3 

0 

0 

18 

2 

2 

3 

4 

1 

8 

9 

1 

15 

10 

0 

8 

0 

0 

13 

6 

0 

5 

0 

0 

13 

6 

j.yi4]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  249 

[Estate  Management]  [Sterling] 

For  Lime  Is.  2d.,  3s.,  glazing  in         £    s.  d. 
full  to  Miller  by  R.  T.  Is.  8d.  .         0     5  10 

For  bands,  locks,  and  sneoks  to  the 
offices  houses  by  Hara/  Smith 
in  Gordon  Is.  4d.,  more  2£  5s.         2     6     4 

To  John  Mowit  for  stinging  the 

house  and  dick       .  .  .  17     6 

For  20  dails  from  James  Blakie 

l£,  cariing  3s.,  4d.  .  .  .  13     4 

;Nov.  24   To  Jamie  Blakie  cleard  all  ac- 
counts and  payd    .  .  .         8     8     0 

For  thicking  the  house  by  Young 

8  days 0     8     0 

For  1  St.  11  lb.  yron  for  quarie 

work,  looms  mending      .  .         0     4     6 

For  more  yron  4s.  8d„  2  shuvels 


3s.  2d.  . 

• 

0     7  10 

For  34  lb.  lead  5s.  9d. 

• 

0     5     9 

£41     8     7 

,                         c 

Mellerstaine,  Janry  1714.     Repairing 

Tenants  Houses. 

Mellerstaine.     Langshaw. 

To  Amers  Milne  wright 

Sterling' 

for  Langshaw  Mile 

Wheel  . 

5  19     4 

To    Munga    Dick    for 

over  Langshaw  barn 

10  days  8ds. 

0     6     8 

To  Munga  Dick  2  days 

building      up      the 

cross  and  tronn 

0 

2 

0 

To  a  Meason  to  finish 

out    the    Malt    Kill 

and  barn 

1 

0 

0 

To    Ainsly    for    over- 

langshaw  Houses    . 

0     6     0 

250  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1714 

[Estate  Management]  [Sterling] 

To  John  Gray  for  £    s.  d. 

doors  at  Mosehouses  0     5     0 

For  a  door  to  Coumsly 

hill  and  2  days  work  0     4     8 

For  casting  Divits  to 

the  Malt  barn  12ds. 

p  1000  .  .  .050 

For  2  suples  3d.  more 

2  suples  2j^d. 
For  flals  and   hudins 

to  Tam  Bell  .  .011 

For  tar  to  the  sheep 

last  year  in  the  toun     0     2     4 
To    Hope    Meason    2 

days  at  Jerriswood 

Park  dick      .  .020 

To  5d.  men  at  Jerris- 
wood park  dicks  and 
._.  ..„,__„      other  dicks    .  .218 

To  5d.  men  at  Colt- 
crooks  park  dick  9 

days      .  .  .039 

Septm.  6  For   5d.   men   at   the 

Hay  27  days  being 

9  day  each     .  .     0  11     3 

For   5d.    men   at   the 

park  dicks      .  .071 

For    working    at    the 

Hay  by  5d.  men  etc.     0  10     0 
For  cuting  the  Hay  in 

nm-sary  ground       .080 
For  2  days  at  Nurses 

house    .  .  .010 

£5  15     2  7     13 


1709]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  251 

Expense  of  Garden.^ 

Mellerstaines,  Janr.  1709.     Expence  of  the 

Gardine.     Deb:  to  Cash.  [Scots] 

For  2  spads  £6,  a  how  £l  16s.       .         7  16     0 
For  men  to  work  with  the  garner 

at  5sh.  per  day       .  .  .         3  10     0 

For  3  rackes,  a  howe,  a   pairin 

yron,  a  stalk  for  a  Hne  threed, 

and  a  pair  of  fork  grains  .         2     2     0 

For  plants  at  4s.  per  100    .  .         2     8     0 

To  Samuill  Robsone  in  Brigend 

for  gardine  seeds    .  .  .       19  11     0 

For    spinage    sead    4    ounces    at 

Edinburgh     .  .  .  .         0  11     0 

For  51  day  by  Tarn  Youll  in  the 

gardine  at  5d.  [stg.]        .  .       12  15     0 

Decmr.  12  For    workmen    at    the    gardine 

preceeding  this  date 
For  workmen  at  the  gardine 
For  34  foot  glass  for  hote  beds     . 


29     0 

0 

2  10 

0 

7  12 

0 

S.  87  15     0 


Expence  of  the  gardine  1710.  [Sterling] 

For  a  tb.  peas  .          .          .          .  0     13 

Ap.  22d  For  workmen  at  5d.  a  day,  delving  0  15     0 
To   Tam   Youll   at   the   boulling 

green  15|  days        .          .          .  0     6     5| 
To  White  in  Fans  and  Black  in 

Mellersteans  at  the  boulingreen  0     9     2 

For  plants  3s.  6d.,  peas  Is.  3d.     .  0     4     9 
For  gardine  seads  from  Brigend 

Garner            .          .          .          .  17     0 


^  Many  entries  relating  to  this  heading  will  be  found  under  '  Sundries.' 


252 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

[Expense  of  Garden] 

For  3  shuffels 
For  200  days  work  at  the 
Boullingreen  at  5d.  per  day 


[1710 

Sterling' 
£    s.  d. 
0     3     6 

4 

3     4 

7 

10    5^^ 

Expense  of  the  Gardine  1711 
For  Spades  2  at  4sh.  6d.,  shaffels 

4  at  Is.  2d. 
For  Gardine  seads 
For  pursly  sead 
For  a  watering  cann  c.  o.  . 
For  106  5d.  days  at  the  Bowlin 

green     .  .  .  . 


s      [Sterhng' 

0 

13 

8 

1 

5 

6 

0 

1 

4 

0 

4 

4 

2 

4 

2 

S.  £4 

9 

0 

Expence  of  the  Gardine  1712. 
For  a  lb.  of  white  pease 
For  men  to  work  the  ground  at 

5d.  p  day       .... 
For  a  lb.  firr  sead 
For  inclosing  the  Nursary  80  5d. 

days      ..... 
For  78   5d.   days   trinching  and 

setting  trees  and  in  gerdine 
For  19  days  at  Jerriswood 

Nursary  more 
For   38    days    ditehen    out    the 

Nursary  Dicks 
For  25  days  more  at  setting  out 

the  trees        .... 


0 

0 

6 

0 

15 

0 

0 

12 

0 

1 

13 

4 

1 

12 

6 

0 

8 

0 

0 

15 

10 

0 

10 

5 

I7I3] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


253 


I 


[Expense  of  Garden] 

For  young  Trees  bought  by  John 

Hope  which  was  a  perfit  cheat 
For  Elm  sead  from  Hundalie 
For  2  shuffels  2s.        . 
For  a  Hne  threed  7d. 
For  gardine  seads  by  John  Hope 

from  Samuell  Robsone    . 
For  a  syth         .... 
For  a  spade  3s.  8  a  shovell  18d. 

another  shovell  14d. 
For  a  spade  4s.  2ds.  . 
For  5ds.  men  at  the  Green  80 

days      ..... 
For  5d.    men  at  the  Gardine  20 

days      ..... 


Sterling 

£ 

s. 

d. 

2 

10 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

7 

1 

16 

8 

0 

2 

0 

0 

6 

4 

0 

4 

6 

1 

13 

8 

0 

8 

4 

S.  £13  14     2 


1713 


Expence  of  the  Gardine 

Sterling 

For  a  spade  Berwick  3s.  6d. 

0 

3 

6 

For  floors  2s.,  2  shovles  c.  0.  3s.  . 

0 

5 

0 

For  a  long  syth  2s.  2d.,  sharpening 

stons  4ds.  a  pice     . 

0 

3 

6 

For  a  spade  c.  0.  4s.,  3  lb.  clover 

sead  2s.  3d.   .... 

0 

2 

3 

For  a  lb.  lime  sead  5s.  6d.    . 

0 

5 

6 

For  5ds.  men  and  others  at  the 

Boulling  green  and  banks 

5 

12 

6 

For  5d.  men  at  the  North  wall  till 

18  July           .... 

0 

14 

0 

For  5ds.  men  at  Gardine  4s.    6d. 

at  for  close  l£,  gravell  4  . 

1 

5 

6 

For  5ds.  men  at  the  Gardine 

0 

0 

10 

For  34  ewe  trees  from  William 

Miller    ..... 

5 

0 

0 

254 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1713 


Expense  of  Garden" 

Sterling" 

For  a  roling  ston  from  Kimmer- 

£    s.  d. 

gham    ..... 

12     6 

For  Gardin  seads  and  tree  seads 

Samuell  Robson 

4     0     0 

For  John  Humes  expences  2s.  8d., 

more  Is.         ...          . 

0     3     8 

For  trees  from  Earlston     . 

1  19     0 

£21     0     9 

Elms  15s.L  100  geans  2d. 


•2i 


Sep.  6 


For  200  firs  12s.  pr  100      . 

For  5d.  mens  work  in  the  Gardine 

and  at  planting  192  days  for  a 

years  time      .  .  .  . 

Sep,  9    For  smith  work  by  Pat  Newton 

till  this  day  .... 


Sterling 

1 

16 

0 

0 

2 

6 

0 

8 

0 

Expence  of  the  Gardine  and  Planting  1714. 


For  trees  from  Jedbrugh    . 

To  Sr  Pat.  Scots  Garner  for  geting 

the  Allers       .... 
March    For  2  spades  at  Edn. 

For  John  Humes  expences  going 

about  seeds,  trees,  etc.    . 
For    a   spade    from    my   father 

4s.         ..... 

For  a  syth  2s.  another  syth  and 

2  sharping  stons  3s. 
For  Gardine  seeds  this  year 
For  2800  thorns  10s.  pr  1000      . 
For  Anemonys  4d.  Ranunculus  3d. 

Junquils  Id.  Tulips  2d.  . 
For  40  plains  Id.   pr  pice,  1000 


0     4     8 


0     4     0 


0 

5 

0 

13 

4 

8 

0 

5 

0 

8 

4 

4 

0 

4 

0 

0 

0 

7 

0 

1694]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  255 

[Expense  of  Garden]  [Sterling] 

£  s.  d. 
For  Akorns  2s.,  Mrs.  Mean  Is.  .  0  3  0 
For  lines  Is.      .  .  .  .         0     10 


14     9  10 


Expence  of  the  Gardine  and  Planting  1718. 


For  chestons  and  Walnuts 
For  300  horse  chestons 
For  a  sneding  knyf  Is.  6d. 


For  corn  to  Cart  Horses 


Sterling] 

1     5 

0 

0     6 

0 

1  11 

0 

3     2 

0 

2     5 

0 

Doctors  and  Surgeons.^ 

To  docters  and  chirurgions. 

1694      To  a  consultation  of  chirurgions        [Scots] 
Janr.  4th      for  my  leg     .  .  .  .       34  16     0 

March  18  To   John   Baillie   cherurgion   for 

drawing  my  wife  blood  .         5  16     0 

Jun.  6     To  John  Baillie  and  DocterKirton  2 

for  wateing  on  me  in  my  flux  . 
.  July  2     To  Mr.  Knox  for  letting  blood     . 
.    1695       For  blooding     .... 
For  Sarsaroot^. 


92  16 

0 

3  12 

0 

3  10 

0 

16     6 

0 

^  Many  entries  relating  to  this  heading  will  be  found  under  '  Sundries.' 
2  Doctor  George  Kirkton,  a  first  cousin  of  George  Baillie.  See  p.  31. 
'  Sarsa  or  sarsaparilla,  a  still  much  employed  medicine. 


256 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1695, 


[Doctors,  etc.] 

Augt.     To  Docter  Sincklair.^ 
Novr.       To  Docter   Burnits   man  at  two 
times.    ..... 

To  John  Baillie  cherurgion 
For  Sarsa  root 
January    To  Docter  Sincklar    . 


[Sterling] 

£    s.  d. 

11  12  0 

5  16  0 
34  16  0 

6  0  0 
11  12  0 


S.  226  12     0 
To  more  expence  of  Docters,  etc.      399  14     0 


S.  626     6     a 


1696  To  Docters  and  cherurgions. 
January    To  George  Kirton  for  his  pains 

Aprill       For  3  ib.  sarsaparella 
To  Docter  Sincklair  . 
9        To  Mr.  Rainolds  per  recept 
To  Mr,  Rainalds 
For  Andersons  pills   . 
To  Georg  Kirkton  8  rex  dollers  to 

account 
To  Georg  Kirton  for  blooding 
May       To  Georg  Kirton  to  acount 
January    To  Docter  Burnits  man 

1697  To  Docter  Senclair     . 
To  his  man 


[Scots] 

29    0  a 

13  10  0 

46  16  a 

120     0  0 

60     0  0 

2     0  0 

23     4  0 

5  16  0 

13  16  0 

2  18  0 

52     0  0 

2     0  0 


1  Elsewhere  called  Dr,  St,  Clair.  Probably  Dr.  Matthew  St.  Clair  of  Herd- 
manston,  East  Lothian,  the  ancestor  of  the  present  Lord  Sinclair.  He  was  a 
deputy-lieutenant  of  East  Lothian,  and  was  in  command  of  the  party  who  went 
to  interview  Mr.  Hepburn  of  Humbie,  who  in  17 15  was  considered  as  likely  to 
join  the  rising.  In  the  skirmish  which  followed  Keith's  younger  son  was  killed, 
'the  first  that  was  killed  in  the  late  rebellion,' — Rae's  Rebellion.  In  revenge 
the  Highlanders  plundered  Herdmanston  House  '  of  everything  valuable  which 
they  could  carry  with  them.' — Rae's  Rebellion, 


1694] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


257 


[Doctors,  etc.]  [Scots] 

Febr.  12  To  Georg  Kirton  a  guiny  at  23s.  £    s.    d. 

6d 14     2     O 

Jany.         To  Docter  Sincklair             .          .  69  12     0' 

1698       To  Docter  Sinckair    .          .          .  59  14     O 

S.  197     8     0* 


Small  Payments. 
Sundr\^  small  things. 

1694  Jun.  For  nidles  .... 

For  paper,  puder,  and  jasamin  . 
To  Greenocks  man^  . 
To  materialls  to  japan  ^ 
For  drinkmony  and  horss  hire  at 

Temple  .... 

October  For  caring  books  14s.,  for  paper 

and  for  a  coch 
For  sevarell  small  things  6tb.  for 

safer  of  a  mufe  2tb  18.     . 
For  paper,  wax,  pens,  14s,  pins, 

knitins,  12s. 
1695       For  sevarell  small  things  Itb.  16, 

sevarell  things  3tb.  13     . 
Febr.  23  To  Christinins  .... 
For  a  coch  14s.,  Greenocks  man 

14s.,  flitting  the  seller  lOsh.     . 
To  Lisi  Rainald  for  my  Robins 

vallantin  gloves 
To  the  poor  6tb.,  to  Jedbrughs^ 

cochman  14s.,  corks  9sh. 


[Scots] 

1    0  a 

14  0 

2     0  0 

3   0  a 

4  13  0 
19  0 
8  18  0 
16  0 

5  9  0 
8  14  0 

1  18  0 

1  10  0 

7     3  0 


^  Sir  John  Shaw  of  Greenock. 

^  Japanning  must  have  been  a  comparatively  new  art  in  Scotland  at  this  time, 
for  in  1705  a  petition  was  presented  to  Parliament  by  Sarah  Dalrymple  for 
leave  to  carry  on  'a  japaning  manufactory,'  which  was  opposed  by  two  glass 
makers,  *  M.  la  Blanc  and  Mr.  Scott.' 

'  William  Kerr,  Lord  Jedburgh. 

R 


258 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1695 


[Small  Payments] 
For  tape  thrid  12s.,  to  a  barber 

14s.,  to  a  nurs  3tb.  10     . 
To  a  poor  womian  itb.  8,  drink 

mony  to  nurses  7    . 
ForacochTs.     To  Reths  ^  nm-s  3tb. 

10,  thrid  and  knitins  2tb.  2s.    . 
Jun.       To  John  Formons  mariadg  for  my 

self  and  gris  .... 
For  letters  13s.     Lady  Boyis 

womans  mariadg    . 
For    taking    Nany    to    Polwarth 

Hows  and  to  buy  sop     . 
To   Docter   Sincklars   childs 

christining      .... 
July       For  powder  and  jassamin  . 

To   the   woman   in   the   tobuith 

lib.  9s.     To  Tam  Noble  lib.  9s. 
August    For  letters  lib.     For  letters  from 

London  betwixt  August  94  and 

this  day  .... 

For    helpin     windows     10s.     To 

Manson,  barber,  l4s. 
To  Drink  mony  in  the  contry 
For  letters 

To  Adam  cochman    . 
Novr.       To  Provist  Chis's  nurs 

To  letters  at  the  post  2lb.  4 
To  Greenocks  man  14,  Torwoodly 

nurs  3lb. 
Deemr.    To  Drumsho  boys,  etc. 


[Scots] 

£    s.  d. 

4  16  0 

8  18  0 

5  19  0 

6  10  0 
3  10  0 
2  12  0 

5  16  0 

1  12  0 

2  18  0 

9  0  0 

14  0 

8     0  0 

1  13  0 

2  18  0 
2  16  0 

2  4  0 

3  14  0 
2     10 


S.  122     0     0 


^  Alexander,  Lord  Raith,  at  one  time  Lord  Treasurer  Depute  for  Scotland. 


1696] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


259 


Small  Payments' 

Scots" 

Sundry  small  debursments,  1696. 

£    s. 

d. 

Janr. 

To  Andrew  Lamb 

0  10 

0 

To  hansels         .... 

10     0 

0 

20th 

For  knitins  and  tap  15s.     . 

0  15 

0 

Aprill 

For  letters  9s.  to  Ladikins  to  a 

poor  woman  11.  lis. 

2     0 

0 

For  threed  ll.  14s.,  for  coch  heirs 

Xl»      t70»         •                           •                          •                           •                           * 

3     3 

0 

For  letters  ll.  5s.     For  paper  7s., 

powder  121.,  to  An  Faa  ll.  9s. 

3  13 

0 

To  Justice  Clarks  ^  nurs 

2  18 

0 

For  a  bell  and  cord  to  the  door    . 

1     9 

0 

For  cariing  books 

1  13 

0 

For  washing  a  goun 

1     9 

0 

To    a   christining   of   a   child    of 

Breastmills    .... 

5  16 

0 

To  the  woman  in  Tolbooth 

0  14 

6 

July 

For  letters  15s.,  mor  41.  8s. 

5     3 

0 

To  Will  Padyen 

1  16 

0 

For  a  hather  brush  3s.,  pins  10s. . 

0  13 

0 

Agust. 

For  threed  18s.,  pins  10s.,  knitins 
10s. 

To  the  falconer  14s. 

0  14 

0 

Sept. 

To  the  Justice  Clarks  man 

1     9 

0 

Octobr. 

To  a  barber  for  half  a  year 

3  14 

0 

1st 

For  4  ounces  of  threed 

2  18 

0 

Novr. 

For  letters         .... 

2  19 

0 

To  Car  when  he  brought  in  Rachy 

1  18 

0 

To  Will:  Padyen 

0  14 

0 

To  gloves  to  Marin  Li  das  . 

0  10 

0 

To  the  woman  in  Tolboth 

0  14 

0 

To  Meg  Vas       . 

2  18 

0 

To  Gavin  Plumers  ^  nurs    . 

2  18 

0 

To  my  sister  Elisabeth  I  gave  her 

S. 

2     0 

0 

65  00 

00 

1  Adam  Cockburn  of  Ormiston,  appointed  28th  November  1692. 
^  Frequently  mentioned  in  the  Account  Book  of  Sir  John  Foulis, 


260 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1697 


[Small  Payments] 
Sundry  small  Debursments,  1697. 

January    To  hansels  and  new  years  gifts 
1st        To  Wisharts  man 

For  letters         .... 
To  drinkmony  to  Conservater  and 
Cap[tain]  Drumonds  nurses 
Febr.  12  To  the  barber  a  quarter     . 
For  a  letter  from  John 
To  Justice  Clarks  man  Iti.  9s.,  to  a 
poor  man  14s. 
March      To  Provist  Chieslys  2  nurses 

To  pouther  8sh.  2  quer  paper  14s. 
To  Jame  Carein  in  arls  and  to 

Jacson  14s.  6d. 
To  my  fathers  cochman  in  drink- 
mony   ..... 
Agust.    To  the  old  woman     . 
To  flint  and  ball 
To  my  sister  Breastmills  nurs     . 
Sep:        To  An  Faa        .... 
For  letters  to  b. 
Octor  12   To  the  barber.  .... 
To  fieing  and  arls 
For  wafers         .... 
To  Grisies  master  for  cols  . 
For  sweat  powther  12s.      . 
For  letters         .... 
To  Jamie  Carr  .... 
For  letters         .... 
To  a  cochman  .... 
For  bringing  Dorathie  Farellton 

from  Berwick 
To  chairmen      .... 
For  cariing  a  chair  and  box  twis  . 
For  sevarell  little  things     . 


[Scots] 

£    s.  d. 

012  00  00 
001  00  00 

000  10  00 

005  16  00 

001  09  00 

000  13  00 

002  13  00 
005  16  00 

001  02  00 

001  01  06 

002  10  00 
000  14  06 
000  04  00 
004  00  00 
000  14  00 

000  05  00 

001  09  00 

001  00  00 
000  02  00 
000  14  06 
000  12  00 
000  10  00 

002  00  00 
000  15  00 

000  14  06 

003  12  00 

001  02  00 
000  16  00 
007  00  00 


1696]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  261 

[Small  Payments]  [Scots] 

For  pins    and   other  litle  things       £     s.    d. 

per  Francy  Newtons  account        002  04  00 


S.  62  18     0 


Scots] 

62  10 

0 

5  16 

0 

5  16 

0 

17  10 

0 

12  0 

0 

66  13 

8 

24  0 

0 

Brothers  and  Sisters'  Accounts. 

1696  Pay'd  to  my  brothers  and  sisters. 

January  To  Archibald  Baillie. 

the  18      To  BailUe  Faa  on  his  acount 

Febr.  24  To  him 

Aprill       To  him     ..... 

To  Will  Johnston  on  his  acount  . 

May  13th  To  John  Murduck  on  his  acount 

per  recept      .... 

To  my  mother  in  law  on  his  acount 

To  Archbald  per  recept 

July  19   To   Archbald   Bewhauen   on   his 

acount  per  recept  .  .  .       21     0     0 

To  the  Lady  Gradins  ^   servant 

]yjargrt  Ingles  on  his  acount 
To  Breastmill  ^  on  his  acount 
To    Hew    Mintgumary    on    his 
acount ..... 
To  John  Wight  on  his  acount 
To  him  brought  from  the  4  page 

To  John  Bayllie. 
July  96     To  pay  a  bill  for  him  .  .  .     130     0     0 

To  him  he  pay'd  his  skiper  and 

conservaters  lady   .  .  .       30     0     0 

To  Manson  for  a  wige  to  him        .       17     8     0 


2 

8 

0 

19 

0 

0 

36 

0 

0 

36 

0 

0 

'86 

14 

0 

^  Helen  Johnston,  daughter  of  Lord  Wariston,  and  aunt  of  George  Baillie, 
married  George  Hume  of  Graden. 

■^  Dundas  of  Breastmiln,  Linlithgowshire,  married  George  Baillie's  sister 
Rachel. 


262 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1696 


Octor. 


[Brothers,  etc.] 

To  him  he  lent  a  Ham  bargeman 
To  him  when  he  went  away  10 

crons,  more  lib.  9 
To  pay  his  chamer  rent 
For  Harton  to  be  his  night  goun 
For  making  his  goun 
To  him  by  bill  to  Holland 


"Scots" 

£ 

s. 

d. 

17 

8 

0 

) 

31 

9 

0 

1 

0 

0 

12 

17 

0 

0 

14 

0 

.      120 

0 

0 

360 

16 

0 

Payd  to  my  brothers  and  sisters  1697. 

[Scots] 
January  To  my  sister  Hellin   .  .  .     009  14  00 

To  linin  to  her  ...     007  10  00 

To  muslin  to  her        .  .  .     001  19  00 

To  muslin  to  her  ruffils       .  .     001  10  00 

To    her    ant    Johnston    on    her 

acount 026  02  00 

To  her  for  flowrd  muslin    .  .     007  15 


To  Elisabeth. 
January  To  her 

To  her  in  mony 

To  her  2  ells  strip  flanell 

To  her  5  ells  alamod 

To  linen  for  her 

To  strip  muslin  to  her  at  3ti.  18 
per  ell  . 

To  muslin  for  ruffils  at  3ti. 

To    her    ant    Johnston    on    her 
acountt 
Jun.  22d  To  her      . 
Septm.     To  her      .      .   . 
Novr.       To  her  3ti.  12s. 

To  her  for  flourd  muslin 


002  00 
009  14  00 

005  00  00 
012  00  00 

007  10  00 

008  08  00 
001  10  00 

026  02  00 

006  06  00 
004  00  00 

003  12  00 

007  ]5 


1698] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


263 


[Brothers,  etc.] 
March      To  John  Baillies  acount  to  Cowin 
Taylor  ..... 
To    Chisim    shoemaker    on    his 
acountt  .... 

Septm.    To  Mr.  Robison  on  his  acount 
Decmr.    To  him  a  doller 

To  Cowin  taylor  in  full  of  ane  old 
acount  ..... 


[Scots] 

£      s.  d. 

012  00  00 

002  08  00 
120  00  00 
002  18  00 

010  00 


Febr.  28 

March 

Ditto 

Aprill 
May 

Jun. 

July 

Agust. 


Septr. 


Johns  account  is  £147  6  0. 

To  Robert  he  got  for  his  master  . 
To  him  10s.,  to  making  a  wastcoat 

12,  hat  and  gloves  llti.  2s. 
To  3  pair  shoes  by  Chisim  6V1.  8s., 

to  him  iti.  4s.,  puder  10s. 
To  him  iti.  9,  more  iti.  9,  stokins 

to  him  iti.  6s.         . 
To  him  Iti.  10,  more  16s.  6d. 
To  him  to  go  over  the  water  iti. 

9sh.,  more  iti.  9s. 
To  him  iti.  9s.,  for  writting  his 

book  5ti.        .... 
To  him  Hi.  9s.,  stokins  iti.  14s., 

bukels  16s.     .... 
To  a  wige  llti.  16,  ane  other  wige 

2I1.  18s.,  shoes  2ti.  14     . 
To   him    Ih.   9s.     To  him    14s., 

muslin  to  him  iti.  4s.,  mending 

10s 
To  him  2ti.  18s.,  more  iti.,  puder 

14s.  shoes  2ti.  13s. 
To  him  iti.  9s.  butons,  threed,  shoes, 

mending  and  iti.  2s.  lid. 
To  muslin  to  him  at  3ti.  8s. 


002  14  OO 

012  04  00 

008  02  00 

004  04  00 
002  06  06 

002  18  00 

006  09  00 

003  19  00 
017  08  00 

003  17  00 

007  05  00 

002  11  00 
Oil  18  00 


Febr. 


To   James   to   give   his   master, 

8ti.  14s.,  writting  master,  2ti.  14    Oil  08  00 


264                    THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  .              [1698 

[Brothers,  etc.]  [Scots] 

To  him  for  books,  10s.,  shoes  iti.  £     s.    d. 

16s.,  to  himself  10.          .          .  002  16  00 
To  stokins  to  him  19s.,  puder  10s., 

to  ge  over  the  water  iti.  9s.    .  002  18  00 

March    To  pay  3  quarters  at  the  scooll    .  017  08  00 
To  stokins  iti.  6s.,  to  his  writing 

master  14s.,  to  him  9s.   .          .  002  09  00 
Jun.       To  shoes  iti.  10s.,  dressing  a  hat 

6s.,  gloves  6s.  6d.,  pokits  6s.  6d.  002  09  00 
October  To  books  to  him  2ti.  9s.,  to  Lily 

for  him  14s.  6d.     .          .          .  003  03  06 
To  stokins  18s.,  candle  to  his  scool 

14s.  6d.,  to  himself  10s. .          .  002  02  06 


Edenburg,  '99.     Mony  pay'd  my  brothers  this  year. 

To  Archbald  Baillie  as  follows. 
1699       To  Georg  Drumond  in  Edinburgh 
January      tolbuth  .  .  . 

To  Andrew  Carr  per  instructione 
Febr.  24  To  Robert  Spence 
To  chamber  rent 
To  John  Rainalds 
To  Mr.  Dumbar 
To  loos  a  panded  coat,  the  man  in 

Canigate  Tolbuth   . 
To  man  in  tolbuth  9 
To  him  at  severall  times  30  19  0 
For  Mr,  Bonnar 
October  For    boord    to    Will    Paton    per 

recept 129     0     0 

To  William  Thomson  per  accumpt 
and  recept     .  .  .  . 

John  Baillie. 
January  To  him     .  .  .  .  .       81  14     0 

To  him  which  was  the  last  he  got 

befor  he  counted    .  .  .       38     3     4 


Scots" 

63  12 

0 

57  16 

0 

6  10 

0 

6  10 

6 

20  8 

0 

70  14 

0 

6  0 

0 

009  0 

0 

30  19 

0 

20  0 

0 

1700] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


265 


■ 

Brothers,  etc' 

"Scots' 

June 

To  him  the  ballance  of  his  count 

£       s.  d. 

that  he  had  his  brothers  not  for  1169     8     4 

July 

To  hime  which  was  the  first  he 
got  after  he  counted  with  his 

brother           .... 

9     8     4 

To  his  poll         .... 

4     0     0 

To  his  docters            .          .          . 

49     6     0 

ovemb 

er  To  him  his    principall   sume  of 

333ti.  6s.  8d.,  intrest  185ti.  8s. 

Scots 

Od 

518  14     8 

Febr. 


Decmr. 


S. 


James  Baillie. 
To  him  at  severall  times  befor  his 

accumpt  was  made  .  .       32  06     0 

To  Baillie  Bowdens  accumpt  the 

first  after  his  counting    .  .     205     4     4 

To  him  at  severall  times  this  year 

as  per  Cash  book   .  .  .     155  10     0 

The  ballance  of  his  last  account, 

Candlemas  '99         .  .  .     134     6     8 


Robert  Baillie. 
Febr.     To  him  quhich  was  the  last  befor 
cumpting  with  his  brother 
To  him  at  severall  times  after 
cumpting  and  per  Grahm's 
account  .... 

To  Baillie  Bowdens  accumpt 
To  a  bill  from  Holland 
S.   To  ballance  of  his  last  account, 
Candlemas  '99  £157  5  6 


49  14     6 


72 

6 

0 

317 

13 

6 

520 

0 

0 

Edenburgh,  1700.     My  brothers.     Deb:  to  Cash. 
Archibald  Baillie.  [Scots] 

To  Francy  Newton  per  accumpt  .       29     5     0 
To  Mr.  Abercrummie  per  accumpt       16  10     0 


266 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1700' 


[Brothers,  etc.] 

June      To  Mr.  Dumbar  by  instructions  . 
To  Will:   Papon   [sic]  for  boord 

and  poket  mony     . 
For  loosing  a  bible  was  panded   . 
August  24  To  Will:  Cowins  accumpt  . 

To  Provist  Johnstons  accumpt   . 
To  a  baxter  in  town 
To  pay  Hay,  wige  maker  . 
To  one  Duncan  in  town 
To  him  at  severall  times  in  cash  . 
To  Dinigile  Robison  . 
Deem.     To  William  Paton  for  6  monthes 
11th  boord  and  poket     . 

To  him  by  Plumer  when  he  was  in 
the  Tolbooth 

John  Baillie. 
To  his  poll         .... 
To  hime  per  recept    .  . 

Robert  Baillie. 
For  his  poll       .... 
To  Francy  Newton  per  accumpt 


Scots' 

£ 

s. 

d. 

38 

0 

0 

194 

0 

0 

5 

0 

0 

25 

0 

0 

96 

3 

0 

8 

0 

0 

9 

3 

0 

8 

0 

a 

14 

13 

0 

5 

16 

0 

113     1     0 


54 

8 

0 

4 

0 

0 

480 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

7 

0 

0 

James  Baillie. 
Decmr.  4th  To  him  at  sevarall  times  as  per 

his  recept       .... 
Ditto  30    To  him  being  the  first  after  he 

sign'd  his  account  in  Deem'  4th 


121     5     6 
22  11     0 


Edenburgh,  January  1702.     My  brothers.  Deb.  to 

Cash. 

Archibald.  [Scots] 

20       To  Georg  Edgar  on  his  precept    .  53     3     0 
March     To  Breastmill  for  him        .          .         3     0     0 


"Scots' 

£ 

s. 

d. 

12 

0 

0 

3 

6 

0 

1 

0 

0 

14 

4 

0 

1698J  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  267 

[Brothers,  etc.] 
2d.        To  my  sister  Breastmill  per  his 
precept  .... 

To  Androw  Car  per  hir  [sic]  recept 
May  15     To  himself         .... 
To  my  sister  Breastmills  woman 
per  his  precept 
26       To  my  sister  Breastmill  to  ac- 
cumpt  of  the  above  said  precept 
the    whole   precept    being    for 
£60  Scots       .... 
For  a  skin  to  his  briches  and  one 
sent  to  my  sister  Breast[mill]  . 
June  9     To  him  sent  by  his  man  to  Breast- 
mill      ..... 
To  my  sister  Breastmill  on  his 
precept  .... 

For  shoes  .... 

For  lowsing  his  brothers  watch  he 
panded  .... 

July  18  To  Ms.  Stothert  in  Lanrick  on  his 
precept  .... 

August  To  Francis  Newton  per  his  precept 
To  my  sister  Breastmill  in  pairt  of 

a  precept  of  £52  12s.  Scots 

To  my  sister  Breastmill  in  full  of 

the  precept  of  £52  12s.   . 

Oct.  6      To  Georg  Edgar  one  his  accumpt 

Novr.  26th  To  my  sister  Breastmill  per  his 

precept  .... 

To  my  sister  Breastmills  woman 

in  full  of  the  precept  abovesaid 

of  £60  Scots  .... 


[1698]    The  expence  of  my  mothers  funerals. 

[Scots] 
To  her  dead  linin       .  .  .     060  00     0 

To  her  coffin     .  .  .  .     076  00     0 


15 

0 

0 

0 

14 

0 

4 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

7 

10 

0 

17 

16 

0 

61 

18 

0 

36 

0 

0 

16 

12 

0 

3 

14 

0 

57 

16 

0 

30 

16 

0 

268 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1698 


Mother's  funeral' 

"Scots" 

To   charge   of   her   lying  in  the 

;      £ 

s. 

d. 

church  .... 

029 

00 

0 

For  writting  the  letters  and  paper       14 

10 

0 

For  plumkake  18ti.  bisket  36 

054 

00 

0 

For  glases          .... 

13 

00 

0 

For  brecking  the  ground 

14 

10 

0 

To  the  batthels 

07 

05 

To  the  kirk  tressorar 

52 

10 

0 

For  the  morcloath 

11 

12 

0 

For  the  grave  and  turf 

08 

14 

0 

To  the  bell  man 

02 

08 

To  the  poor 

06 

00 

For  coch  and  harse 

37 

04 

For  cariing  the  letters 

08 

00 

00 

For  keeping  the  stairs 

01 

10 

To  the  man  that  drove  the  harse      02 

00 

For  cariing  letters  to  the  country     03 

00 

To  drink  mony  to  the   surgons 

man      .... 

07 

08 

To  the  Wrights  man 

02 

00 

For  wins  and  seek,  my  oun 

.      129 

12 

0 

To  the  herralds  for  her  scuchens 

and  horsemunting      per      the 

r 

accompt 

.      210 

06 

8 

750 

9 

8 

Of    this    mony    only 

payd  out  presently, 

the  wine  being  in  the 

howse   .  .  .478  12  00 

Heralds      and      wine 

together  is     .  .   339  18     8 


S.  818  10     8 
Given  out  for  sundry  small  things       68     1     0 


818  10     8 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  269 


My  Father-in-law  1 

Robert  Baillie  of  Jerriswood,  Esqr.  was  eldest  son  to 
George  Baillie  of  Jerriswood.  His  Mother  was  sister  to  Sir 
Archibald  Johnston  Lord  Warriston.  After  having  been 
educated  in  the  Universitys  of  Scotland  he  went  abroad 
to  study  the  law,  and,  being  at  Paris  when  Sir  William 
Lockart  of  Lee  was  first  time  Ambasoder  at  that  Court, 
he  was  recommended  by  Sir  William  Lockart  to  the 
Popes  Nuncio  then  at  Paris  to  travel  with  him  to  Rome, 
which  gave  him  an  opertunity  of  being  acquainted  with 
many  great  men. 

Returning  to  Scotland  some  years  therafter,  he  was  well 
seen  in  the  Civel  Law,  divinity.  History  and  whatever  else 
could  acomplish  a  Gentleman  and  good  Christian.  Abount 
the  year  1661  he  married  ^  Mrs.  Rachell  Johnston,  Daughter 
to  the  Lord  Warriston.  When  the  Lord  Warriston  was 
committed  to  the  Tower  in  the  year  1663  Jerriswood  came 
from  Scotland  to  wait  of  him,  and  stayed  at  London  untill 
The  Lord  Warriston  was  sent  to  Scotland.  Then  Jerris- 
wood went  to  Scotland  and  attended  him  till  his  Death. 
It  is  observable  That  from  the  time  of  my  Lord  Warristons 
Death  Jerriswood  had  an  impression  on  his  Spirit  that  he 
would  suffer  death  for  the  Cause  of  his  Religion  in  the 
same  place  that  my  Lord  Warriston  did,  which  he  told  to 
some  of  his  nearest  friends  long  before  his  death. 

Also  about  two  years  before  he  died,  having  been  long  in 
the  fields  alone,  he  came  in  and  told  his  Lady  that  he 
would  Certainly  Suffer  Death  at  the  Cross  of  Edinburgh 
for  his  principles  ere  long. 

Tho'  he  was  a  very  Bright  man  he  would  never  accept  of 
any  pubhck  Employment,  nor  be  member  of  parliament. 


^  The  words  •  My  Father-in-law '  are  in  Lady  Grisell's  handwriting,  and  are 
endorsed  on  the  paper.  The  document  itself  is  not  in  her  hand,  and  is  unpunc- 
tuated. 

-  '  20  January  1661.  Proclaimed  in  marriage  Mr.  Robert  Baillie  of  Jerviswood 
and  Rachel  Johnston,  daughter  of  Sir  Archibald  Johnston,  Lord  Warriston.' 
— Lanark  Parish  Registers. 


270  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

because  he  would  not  take  the  Declaration  Test  and  other 
Oaths  imposed  at  that  time.  Yet  he  lived  always  peaceably 
under  the  government,  acknowledged  the  King's  authority, 
and  Declared  in  his  last  words  that  he  never  intended  any 
thing  against  the  government  but  to  have  things  redressed 
in  a  parlimentary  way. 

About  the  year  1677  Mr.  James  Kirton,  late  Minester  of 
Edinburgh,  who  was  seized  in  his  own  Chamber  by 
Captain  Carstairs  unwarrantably  without  any  order, 
Jerriswood,  being  lodged  near  by,  was  Called,  and  desired 
the  Captain  to  show  his  order  for  apprehending  Mr. 
Kirton;  and  he  having  none  to  produce,  Jerriswood  Rescued 
him  out  of  the  Captan's  hands.  Jerriswood  was  summened 
to  Appear  nixt  day  before  the  privy  Council,  and  having 
appeared  was  fined  in  five  hundred  pound  Str.  and  com- 
mitted prisoner  to  the  tolbooth  of  Edinburgh.  Afterward 
was  sent  prisoner  to  the  Castle  of  Stirlen  where  he  Con- 
tinued a  long  time. 

In  the  year  1678  Jerriswood  went  to  London  with  Duke 
William  Hamilton  and  the  Noblemen  and  Gentlemen  to 
represent  the  grivences  of  the  Highland  Host  invading 
the  West  of  Scotland. 

About  the  year  1682,  when  the  Duke  of  York  was  appointed 
Commissioner  for  the  parliament  of  Scotland,  Duke 
William  Hamilton,  Lord  Tarras  and  many  other  members 
of  parliament  had  concerted  to  Oppose  The  Duke's  being 
Commissioner  because  he  was  a  papist,  and  had  the 
Oppinion  of  Sir  George  Lockart  and  Sir  John  Cunningham 
two  Eminent  Lawyers  who  thought  it  was  against  law. 
Jerriswood  being  consulted  all  along  by  Duke  Hamilton 
etc.  in  that  affair,  tho  he  was  no  member  of  parliament 
but  as  a  man  very  Capable  of  advising  them.  The  Duke 
of  York,  being  come  to  Scotland,  by  his  intrest  kept  the 
two  lawyers  from  pleading  against  him ;  but  Jerriswood 
was  looked  upon  by  the  Duke  with  a  Jealous  eye  and  as 
an  enimy  to  the  government  because  of  his  opposing 
popery  and  arbitrary  power 

About  the  year  1683  Sir  Hugh  and  Sir  George  Campbles 
of    Sesnock,  Jerriswood,  Commissar   Monro  and    several 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  271 

other  Gentlemen  were  seised  in  London.  Jerriswood,  being 
brought  before  King  Charles  the  Second  and  the  Councill, 
was  charged  with  tresonable  practices  and  of  being  En- 
gaged in  a  plot  against  the  Government,  which  he  abso- 
lutly  denyed.  The  King  Threatned  him  with  the  Boots 
in  Scotland,  to  which  he  answeared.  His  Majesty  might 
^ive  him  Spurs  too  but  he  Could  Say  nothing  but  the 
truth.  He  was  returned  to  the  gate  house  and  laid  in 
Irions,  where  he  continued  Six  Months,  and  afterwards 
sent  down  in  a  Yaught  to  Scotland  with  Sir  Hugh  Campble 
etc.  and  there  confined  Closs  prisoner  in  Edinburgh 
Tollbooth,  where  being  Called  and  examined  before  the 
Councill  and  charged  with  Conversing  with  and  advising 
the  members  of  Parliament  to  oppose  the  Duke  of  Yorks 
being  Commissioner  and  several  other  things  Relating 
thereto  of  which  there  was  no  proof,  yet  he  was  fined 
in  Six  thousand  pound  Str.  It  was  then  thought  their 
malice  would  have  gone  no  further  against  him  but  he  was 
Still  detained  Closs  prisoner,  during  which  time  he  was 
afflected  with  a  fever  of  Sex  weeks  Continuance,  and 
before  he  was  well  recovered  there  came  an  order  from 
Court  to  pursue  him  before  the  Justiciary  for  his  life.  It 
was  very  remarkable  the  thursday  night  before  he  Re- 
ceived his  indictment  he  had  some  glorious  Manefestation 
from  God,  and  on  the  friday  morning  he  wrot  out  a  note 
which  he  convey'd  by  his  keeper  to  his  Sister  Mrs.  Kirton 
in  which  he  said  *  Sister,  Praise,  praise  God  with  me  for  I 

*  have  got  such  a  glorious  Manifestation  of  God  this  night 

*  as  I  would  not  exchange  for  Many  Many  Worlds.     They  K  Chas:  th 

*  are  thirsting  after  my  blood,  which  they  will  get,  but  Some  z^.  ^^^^}^!^^^' 

*  of  the  greatest  of  them  will  live  Short  while  after." 

It  was  very  extraordinary  The  Justiciary  Court  pro- 
ceeded against  him  on  the  same  grounds  and  Reasons 
for  which  he  was  fined  by  the  Councill  without  ever  the 
Councills  Sentence  being  recalled. 

On  Munday  the  22  of  December  1684  he  received  his 
indictment  to  Appear  befor  the  Justice  Court  at  ten  a 
Clock  the  day  following,  wher  Sir  George  Lockart  was  made 
assessor  to  Sir  George  McKenzie,  then  King's  Advocat,  to 


272 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


plead  against  him.  He  was  Carried  out  in  his  nightgown 
not  being  fully  recovered  of  his  fever,  and  was  kept  in  the 
Court  untill  one  on  the  Wedindsay  morning,  returned 
again  to  prison,  appeared  before  them  again  about 
eleven  the  same  day,  and  Received  Sentence  of  death  to 
be  execute  the  very  Same  day  betwext  two  and  three  in 
the  afternoon.  When  he  returned  to  prison  after  Receiving 
his  Sentence,  he  prayed  publickly  before  all  in  the  room. 
Some  of  his  words  were  *  Lord,  we  take  this  Severe  Sentence 
from  the  land  of  man  as  a  love  token  from  the  heart  of  my 
God  This  night  Shall  I  be  a  piller  in  the  House  of  God 
to  go  furth  no  more  and  I  shall  be  with  the  General! 
Assembly  of  the  first  born  and  with  the  Spirits  of  Just 
men  made  perfect  and  the  Mediator  of  the  new  Covenant 
which  is  best  of  all.' 

A  little  before  his  excecution  there  came  two  of  the  town 
Curats  Mr,  Trotter  and  Mr.  Londie  to  desire  access  to  him, 
but  his  Lady  and  her  sisters  told  them  none  of  them 
Should  come  there  to  trouble  him.  He  pleasantly  said  he 
would  be  content  to  Speak  with  the  brethren,  but  he  Saw 
the  Sisterhood  were  not  for  it  and  he  had  little  time  to 
Spare.  Some  of  his  fellow  prisoners  came  to  take  their 
leave  of  him,  asked  him  what  Lord  Tarras  and  others 
had  witnessed  against  him.  He  answeared,  *  Who  Could 
Remember  fire  Side  discourse  Several  years  ago.'  For  he 
could  not  Remember  whether  one  word  of  it  was  true  or 
not.  But,  tho  none  of  the  witnesses  agreed  in  any  one  point 
in  the  proof  against  him,  yet  they  Thirsted  So  much  after 
his  blood  that  it  was  resolved  this  great  and  good  man 
Should  be  made  a  Sacrifice  to  Popery  and  arbitary  power. 
He  said  also  to  some  of  his  fellow  prisoners  they  are  to  cutt 
me  in  pices  and  Send  me  thorrow  the  Country  but  do 
what  they  will  this  body  Shall  be  a  glorifyed  body  in  the 
day  of  the  Resurrection. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  273 


Memoradums  and  derections  to  Servants  and 
ruels  layd  down  by  my  Mother  both  fer  their 
diet  and  work.  Copyd  and  colected  together 
1752,  made  by  her  Deer.  1743,  and  the  derec- 
tions given  to  the  severl  Servants. 

To  THE  Butler 

1.  You  must  rise  airly  in  the  morning  which  will  make 
your  whole  business  and  houshold  accounts  easie. 

2.  Two  bells  are  to  be  rung  fer  every  meal ;  for  break-  At  tlie  stated 
fast  half  an  hour  after  8  and  at  9  ;  for  diner  half  an  hour  ^^uis. 
after  1  and  at  2 ;  for  super  half  an  hour  after  8  and  at  9. 

At  the  first  bell  for  super  lay  the  bible  and  cushions  for 
prayers. 

3.  Have  bread  toasted,  butterd  tost  or  whatever  is 
orderd  for  breakfast  all  set  ready  by  the  second  bell. 

4.  Consider  your  business  and  have  a  little  forethought 
that  you  may  never  be  in  a  hurry  or  have  anything  to 
seek,  to  which  nothing  will  contribut  more  than  having 
a  fixt  and  regular  places  for  seting  every  thing  in  your 
custody  in  order,  and  never  fail  seting  every  thing  in  its 
own  place,  which  will  prevent  much  trouble  and  con- 
fution,  and  soon  make  every  thing  easie,  when  you  know 
where  to  go  derectly  for  what  you  want. 

5.  See  that  the  back  doors  of  the  Porch  be  shut  as  soon 
as  the  last  bell  rings  for  diner  and  super.     N.B. 

6.  That  all  the  servants  that  are  to  wate  at  table  be 
ready  in  the  room  before  we  come. 

7.  That  you  may  never  have  occation  to  run  out  of 
the  room  for  what  is  wanted  have  always  at  the  sideboard 
what  follows  or  any  thing  ells  you  can  foresee  there  can 
be  occation  for 


Bread 

Water 

peper 

vinigar 

Ail 

wines 

mustard 

shalot 

smal  Beer 

sugar 

oyle 

sallad 

274  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

N.B.  8.  Stand  at  the  sideboard  and  fill  what  is  cald  for  to 
the  other  servants  that  come  for  it,  and  never  fill,  nor  let 
any  other  do  it  in  a  dirty  glass,  but  as  soon  as  a  glass  is 
drunk  out  of,  range  it  dereetly  in  the  brass  pail  which 
you  must  have  there  w  ith  water  for  that  purpos,  then 
wype  it. 

9.  Never  let  the  dirty  knives  forks  and  spoons  go  out 
of  the  dinning  room,  but  put  them  all  in  the  box  that 
stands  for  that  use  under  the  table. 

10.  When  a  signe  is  made  to  you,  go  and  see  if  the  second 
course  is  ready,  then  come  and  take  away  all  the  first 
course  before  you  set  down  any  of  the  second. 

11.  In  like  maner  when  a  sign  is  made  take  away  the 
second  course. 

12.  Take  the  napkine  of  the  midle  of  the  table  and 
sweep  all  the  bread  and  crums  clean  of  all  round  the  table 
into  a  plate. 

13.  Have  any  desert  that  there  is  ready  to  set  doun, 
always  have  butter  and  cheese,  and  set  plates  and  knives 
round. 

14.  When  all  that  is  taken  away,  set  doun  water  to 
wash. 

15.  Then  take  away  the  cloath  and  set  doun  what  wine 
is  cald  for,  with  the  silver  marks  upon  them,  in  bottle 
boards,  and  a  decanter  of  water,  and  glasses  to  every  one 
round. 

16.  ^Mien  diner  and  super  is  over,  cary  what  leaves  of 
smal  beer  and  bread  into  the  Pantry  your  self,  and  the 
cheese,  that  nothing  may  go  to  waste. 

17.  As  soon  as  the  company  leaves  the  dining  room 
after  diner  and  super  come  imediatly  and  lock  up  what 
Liquors  are  left,  clean  your  glasses,  and  set  every  thing 
in  its  place  and  in  order. 

18.  Always  take  care  to  keep  your  doors  and  your 
cuberts  lockt  where  you  have  any  charge. 

N.B  19.  The  Plate  must  always  be  clean  and  bright,  which 
a  little  wiping  every  day  will  do,  when  once  it  is  made 
perfectly  clean,  which  must  not  be  by  whitening  but  a 
little  soap  suds  to  wash  it,  or  spirit  of  wine  if  it  has  got 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  275 

any  spots,  and  wiping  and  rubing  with  a  brush  and  then 
a  piece  Shambo  leather. 

20.  The  Pantry,  seler  and  Larder  and  every  thing  that 
is  under  your  care  must  be  kept  perfectly  clean  and 
sweet,  which  will  require  constant  attention,  but  if  things 
are  alowed  to  run  into  dirt  and  confution,  double  the  time 
and  pains  will  not  set  it  right,  and  every  thing  that  stands 
in  dirty  places  will  soon  grow  musty  and  stinking  and  unfit 
to  be  used. 

21.  Let  not  the  dirty  cheney  go  into  the  kitchin  till 
the  cook  be  ready  to  clean  it  and  empty  the  meat  of  them 
into  pewter  dishes  befor  it  goes  to  the  second  table,  and 
see  that  none  of  them  is  brock  when  you  put  them  by. 

22.  Who  ever  breaks  cheny,  glasses  or  bottles  let  me 
know  that  day,  otherways  thay  will  be  layd  to  your 
charge. 

23.  Be  exact  in  giving  your  pantry  cloaths  to  wash,  and 
in  geting  them  back  and  keeping  them  together. 

24.  Clean  everything  without  delay  and  put  all  your 
things  in  order  after  every  meal  and  after  tea. 

25.  Have  tea,  water  and  what  may  be  usualy  cald  for 
in  the  afternoon  ready,  that  it  may  not  be  to  wait  for. 

26.  Every  morning  clean  all  the  bottle  that  have  been 
emptyd  the  day  befor,  and  set  them  up  in  the  bottle  rack, 
this  will  save  much  trouble  and  make  cleaner  bottles, 
then  when  the  dirt  is  allowed  to  dry  in  them,  if  any  has  a 
bad  smel  or  sedement  sticking  to  them,  to  make  them  as 
sweet  and  clean  as  new,  boyle  some  wood  ashes  in  watter 
and  make  a  strong  Lee,  put  the  bottles  into  it  befor  it  is 
cold,  let  them  soak  in  it  all  night,  next  day  wash  them 
well  in  it,  then  in  clean  water,  a  few  hours  standing  in 
the  Lee  may  do  for  those  not  very  dirty,  and  hang  them 
in  the  bottle  rack  with  their  heads  down,  the  most  neces- 
sary thing  for  having  good  wine  and  ale  is  clean  bottles 
and  good  corking,  every  bottle  must  be  ranced  with  a 
little  of  the  Liquor  that  is  bottling,  and  one  bottle  of  it 
will  do  the  whole. 

27.  Be  constantly  atentive  in  looking  about  to  see 
what  any  one  wants  at  table  and  when  you  take  away  a 


276  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

dirty  plate  take  also  the  dirty  knife  and  fork  and  give  all 
clean. 

28.  You  must  keep  your  self  very  clean. 

29.  At  one  a  clock  in  the  sumer  when  the  servants  are 
at  out  work  all  the  stable  people,  carters  and  maids  go 
to  diner,  in  the  winter  they  dyn  at  the  hour  with  the  rest 
of  the  family  altogether  after  we  have  dynd,  but  in  the 
sumer  you  and  those  that  wait  at  table  must  dyn  after  us, 
both  second  table  and  later  meat  are  alowed  a  clean  table 
cloth  every  other  day,  and  you  must  see  that  all  get  their 
vituals  warm  and  in  order  without  confution  or  waste. 

N.B.  30.  You  must  see  that  all  the  servants  about  the  stables 
and  out  works  be  out  of  the  kitchin  before  ten  a  clock, 
except  when  any  of  them  is  obliged  to  wait  at  super 

N.B.  31.  The  under  butler  puts  on  the  gentlemens  fiers,  cleans 
their  boots  and  shoes,  helps  you  to  clean  every  thing,  and 
to  get  breakfast  and  to  cover  the  table,  etc. 

82.  If  any  of  the  family  is  indesposed  and  eat  in  their 
room,  require  back  from  the  person  you  gave  it  to  any 
thing  that  is  under  your  charge,  such  as  knives,  forks, 
spoons,  glasses,  linnen,  etc.,  and  never  allow  any  thing 
of  that  sort  to  go  about  the  house  or  to  be  out  of  its  proper 
place. 

33.  Deliver  carefully  back  to  the  house  keeper  what 
ever  table  linnen  you  get  from  her  and  upon  no  account 
make  any  other  use  of  them,  nor  dity  them  by  wyping 
any  thing  as  you  have  cloaths  for  every  use  you  can  want. 

34.  N.B.  Bring  up  your  Account  books  every  monday 
morning  and  lay  them  at  my  room  door. 

35.  Every  servant  gets  a  mutchkin  of  beer  every  meal, 
except  when  they  get  milk,  which  is  always  when  there 
is  any  to  give  them,  and  then  they  have  only  beer  for  their 
diner. 

36.  The  servants  gets  half  an  Oat  loaf  at  every  meal, 
or  if  it  is  broun  bread  or  Ry,  the  loaf  is  set  down  to  eat 
what  they  want,  but  no  pocketing  or  waste  alowed,  and 
that  you  must  see  to,  and  observe  these  ruels  for  bread 
and  beer,  for  your  account  of  it  must  hold  out  with  this. 

37.  N.B.  If  a  glass  of  wine  is  cald  for  to  company  bring 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  277 

as  many  glasses  on  a  salver  as  there  is  people,  and  fill  it 
befor  you  come  into  the  room,  and  leave  the  bottle  at  the 
door  in  case  more  is  wanted,  and  have  a  clean  napkin 
hung  over  your  arm. 


The  Servants  Diet 

There  is  to  be  brewed  out  of  every  Louthian  Boll  of 
Malt  20  gallons  of  small  beer,  our  coper  and  looms  brews 
2|  bolls  at  a  time  which  is  50  gallons,  that  is  400  Scots 
pints.  From  6  furlets  of  Malt  that  is  a  Louthian  boll 
and  half  there  is  240  scots  pints  of  beer. 

pints 

17  servants  3  mutchkins  a  day  each  is  about  13 

pints  a  day  which  in  14  days  is     .  .  .         182 

For  the  table  2  pints  a  day  in  14  days  is  .  .  28 

For  second  table  2  pints  a  day  is  and  2  more     .  30 


240 

This  calculation  is  when  all  the  servants  get  beer. 

8  stone  of  meal  or  broun  flower  should  fully  serve  17 
servants  eight  days. 

There  is  30  loves  out  of  the  stone  of  Oat  meal,  the  same 
reckoning  to  be  made  of  broun  flower  or  Ry,  backt  in  half 
peck,i  loaves.  Beef  salted  for  the  servants  is  cut  in  pieces 
of  as  many  pounds  as  there  are  common  servants,  if  15, 
every  pice  is  15  pounds,  no  alowence  in  that  for  the  second 
table,  they  geting  what  comes  from  the  first  table. 

Sunda}^  they  have  boild  beef  and  broth  made  in  the 
great  pot,  and  always  the  broth  made  to  serve  two  days. 

Monday  broth  made  on  Sunday  and  a  Herring. 

Teusday  broth  and  Beef. 

Wednesday  broth  and  2  egs  each. 

Thursday  Broth  and  beef. 

Fryday  Broth  and  Herring. 


'  This  should  surely  be  half  pound  ;  a  peck  is  a  measure  of  capacity  containing 
about  two  stones. 


278  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

Saterday  broth  without  meat,  and  cheese,  or  a  puden  or 
blood  pudens,  or  a  hagish,  or  what  is  most  convenient. 

In  the  big  pot  for  the  2  days  broth  is  alowed  2  pound 
of  barly  or  grots,  or  half  and  half. 

Breakfast  and  super  half  an  oat  loaf  or  a  proportion  of 
broun  bread,  but  better  set  down  the  loaf,  and  see  non  is 
taken  or  wasted,  and  a  muchkin  of  beer  or  milk  when 
ever  there  is  any.     at  diner  a  mutchkin  of  beer  for  each.^ 


Derections  for  the  House  Keeper 

The  servants  diet  belongs  to  her  charge  but  I  chose  to 
put  it  altogether. 

To  get  up  airly  is  most  necessary  to  see  that  all  the 
maids  and  other  servants  be  about  their  proper  business. 
a  constant  care  and  attention  is  required  to  every  thing 
that  there  be  no  waste  nor  any  thing  neglected  that  should 
be  don. 

The  dayry  carefully  lookt  after,  you  to  keep  the  kie  of 
the  inner  milk  house  where  the  butter  and  milk  is,  see 
the  butter  weighted  when  churn'd,  and  salt  what  is  not 
wanted  fresh,  to  help  to  make  the  cheese  and  every  now 
and  then  as  often  as  you  have  time  to  be  at  the  milking 
of  the  cows. 

Keep  the  maids  closs  at  their  spining  till  9  at  night 
when  they  are  not  washing  or  at  other  necessary  work, 
weight  out  to  them  exactly  the  soap,  and  often  go  to  the 
wash  house  to  see  it  is  not  wasted  but  made  the  proper 
use  of,  and  that  there  be  no  linnen  washt  there  but  those 
of  the  family  that  are  alowed  to  do  it.  often  see  that 
they  waste  not  fire  either  in  the  wash  house  or  Landry 
and  that  the  Landry  be  keept  clean. 

Take  care  that  the  Cooks  waste  not  butter,  spices,  nor 


^  From  the  data  here  given  the  cost  of  feeding  a  servant  would  seem  to  have 
amounted  to  about  3d.  per  diem,  made  up  thus:  bread  f^d.,  beer  |^d.,  meat 
|§d.,  eggs  or  herrings  S^d.,  barley  H^-,  sundries  -^^d. — total -W-d.  =  3d,  In 
this  calculation  oats  are  taken  at  lOs.  per  boll,  barley  at  3d.  per  lb.,  malt  at 
15s.  per  boll,  eggs  at  2d.  per  dozen,  and  meat  at  2d.  per  lb. 


i 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  279 

any  thing  amongst  their  hands,  nor  embasel  it,  and  that 
the  kitchin  fire  be  carefully  lookt  after  and  no  waste,  let 
it  be  getherd  after  diner  and  the  cinders  thi'owen  up  that 
non  be  throwen  out,  neither  from  that  nor  by  the  Chamber 
maid. 

Make  the  kitchin  maid  keep  all  the  places  you  have 
lookt  up  very  clean,  also  the  kitchin,  Hal  and  passages, 
and  see  the  Cook  feed  the  fouls  that  are  put  up  right  and 
keep  them  clean  or  they  can  never  be  fat  nor  good. 

To  take  care  the  house  be  kept  clean  and  in  order,  help 
to  sheet  and  make  the  straingers  beds,  that  the  beds  and 
sheets  be  dry  and  well  aird.  get  account  from  the  chamber 
maid  of  what  candles  she  gets  from  you  for  the  rooms  and 
see  there  be  no  waste  of  candle  nor  fire  any  where. 

Keep  the  kie  of  the  cole  house  but  when  it  is  wanted  to 
get  out  coals,  but  be  sur  it  be  always  lockt  at  night,  that 
the  Turf  stack  be  not  tred  down  but  burnt  even  forward, 
let  them  fill  all  their  places  with  coals  at  once,  that  the 
kie  be  not  left  in  the  door. 

To  make  scimed  milk  cheese  for  the  use  of  the  family 
when  ever  there  is  milk  enough  for  it.  when  there  are 
more  cows  then  the  dairy  maid  can  milk  so  soon  as  they 
shoud  be,  let  Grisell  Wait  or  any  other  in  the  toun  I  shall 
name  help  her  and  get  for  doing  it  a  pint  of  scim'd  milk 
a  day. 

As  every  thing  is  weighted  to  you  give  out  nothing  but 
by  weight. 

6  ounces  pruens  for  Cockaleekie  or  stove. 

6  oun.  Makerony  for  a  smal  dish,  8  oun.  larger. 

6  oun.  vermiceli  for  a  soup. 

a  pound  peas  for  a  puden  or  soup. 

for  best  short  bread  8  lb.  flower  3  lb.  butter,  second 
short  bread  8  lb.  flower  2  lb.  butter. 

For  a  bun  of  5  lb  flower  1  lb  butter,  2  lb  raisins,  1  lb 
curants,  4  ounces  caraway  seed,  4  ounces  sugar  and  barm. 

The  servants  sheets  is  changed  once  a  munth. 
One  week  the  body  linnin  is  washt,  the  second  week 
table  and  bed  linnin  and  always  bouckt  when  the  weather 


280  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

will  alow  of  it,  the  third  week  the  landry  maids  miist  be 
keept  closs  at  spining  and  at  all  times  when  they  have  not 
other  necessary  business,  such  as  Hay  and  Harvest  and 
the  Barn  M^hich  the  dairy  maid  goes  to  when  she  has  a 
moments  time  for  it,  and  always  to  the  miln  with  any 
melder.  the  dairy  maid,  house  maid  and  kitchin  maid 
always  to  spine  when  they  are  not  otherways  necessarly 
imployd  which  they  will  often  pretend  to  be  if  they  are 
not  diligently  lookt  after  and  keep  to  it. 

Thomas  Yool,  George  Carter  and  postilion  do  not  wash 
in  the  house  nor 

John  Hume  the  Carter. 

The  other  men  servants  wash  in  the  house  or  out  of  the 
house  as  I  can  agree  for  them,  but  not  at  a  certainty, 
when  washt  out  I  give  lOsh.  a  year  for  each  of  them. 

All  the  scim'd  milk  that  can  be  spaird  after  serving  the 
family  or  when  cheese  is  not  made  of  it,  to  be  measurd 
and  sent  to  Grisell  Wait  who  sells  it  and  accounts  for  it, 
or  gives  it  away  to  such  poor  people  in  the  toun  as  I  give 
her  a  note  of.  but  non  of  them  to  come  about  the  doors 
for  it. 

Take  care  there  be  no  hangers  on,  nor  santering  odd 
people  come  about  the  house,  but  those  that  have  business 
and  that  not  at  male  time,  which  they  will  always  do  if 
not  hinderd. 

See  that  all  the  maids  keep  their  dusters  and  washing 
clouts  dry  and  in  order,  and  not  let  them  ly  about  in  hols 
wet,  which  soon  rots  and  makes  an  end  of  them. 

See  that  every  one  keeps  what  is  in  their  charge  in  there 
proper  stated  places,  then  nothing  will  be  out  of  order,  or 
to  seek  when  wanted,  nor  any  hurry. 

In  general  to  keep  all  the  servants  in  order,  with  some 
authority  and  make  them  obay  you  and  do  their  duty 
without  feed  or  favour  to  any,  and  to  look  after  every 
thing  with  the  same  care  and  faithfulness  as  if  it  was 
your  own,  then  few  things  can  go  wrong,  if  diffident  or 
ignorant  of  any  thing,  ask  derections  from  me  or  Mrs. 
Menzies  or  any  that  can  inform  you. 


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281 


EXTRACTS  FROM  BOOK  MARKED 
'  BILLS  OF  FAIR  *  ^ 

Lord  Orknays,2  Oct.  12,  1715 


boyld  chickens 
-with  bate  butter 
and  shces  of  bread 
and  Hmon 


pickled  sols 


Peas  soup 
pidgion  py 


relief     hame     and 

spinich 
stacks  with  minst 
meat  about  them 


sewd  bief  very 
tender  with  sallarly 


Rosted  Turkic 


friassy     of     cocks- 
combs    and 
sweat  breads 


4  rosted  partrages 


aples 
Chestons 
pears 


milk  in  a  boill 

confections 

milk 


pears 

peald  walnuts 

aples 


^  There  are  one  hundred  and  seventy  of  these. 

-  Lord  George  Hamilton,  Earl  of  Orkney,  fifth  son  of  the  Duke  of  Hamilton, 
one  of  the  Lords  of  the  Bedchamber  to  George  I.  He  married  Mrs.  Villiers, 
William  iii.'s  mistress,  after  the  death  of  Queen  Mary,  She  is  commemorated 
by  Swift  for  her  wisdom  and  ugliness,  and  according  to  Lady  Mary  Wortley 
■Montagu  she  drew  the  greatest  number  of  eyes  at  the  coronation  of  George  II. 
*  She  exposed  behind  a  mixture  of  fat  and  wrinkles,  and  before  a  very  consider- 
able protuberance  which  preceded  her.  Add  to  this  the  inimitable  roll  of  her 
•eyes  and  her  gray  hairs,  which  by  good  fortune  stood  directly  upright,  and  'tis 
impossible  to  imagine  a  more  delightful  spectacle.' 


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THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


friasy  rabits 
ratafia  cream 


Duck  of  montroses  ^  super 

Scots  collips  w* 
marow  and  black 
pudins  about  them 


frut 
rost  small 
wild  foull 


rost  cheas 
earned  cream 


Sunday,  Christenmas  1715,  w*  9  of  our  frinds  14  at  table- 

in  all. 

Plumb  patage  with  sagoe  and 
a  few  f rute 
relief  minsht  pys 
fricascy  chickens  Bran  ^  plumb  puden 

rost  bief 


2 

a  rost  goos 

cold  toung 

Bran 
wild  foull 

oyster  loves 

Desert 

Ratafia  cream 

Dutter  and  chease 

sillibubs 

Jacolet  walnuts 
and  almonds 

aples 

stewd  pears 

chestons 

Jellys 

butter  and  chease 

1  James  Graham,  fourth  Marquis  and  first  Duke  of  Montrose,  at  this  time-| 
Keeper  of  the  Great  Seal  of  Scotland,  married  Lady  Christian  Carnegy,  second 
daughter  of  David,  Earl  of  Northesk.     The  Duke  and  Duchess  seem  to  have-j 
been  very  intimate  friends  of  the  Baillies,  as  their  names  occur  frequently  in  the  I 
Accounts.     Lockhart  was  not  unnaturally  very  sore  at  the  Duke  becoming  aj 
Whig,  and  sums  up  his  character  as  follows :  '  He  was  a  man  of  good  under- 
standing yet  was  led  by  the  nose  by  a  set  of  men  whom  he  far  surpassed,  andl 
never  in  all  his  by-past  life  did  one  material  action   that  was  prudent  andj 
discreet.     His  courage  upon  certain  accounts  was  much  questioned,  but  his 
unsincerity  and  falseness  allowed  by  all.'  '^  'Bt&win. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


283 


Lord  Orfoords  1  28  Deer. 


sup 
rost  bief  on  by  table      rost  mutton 
cut  by  servants  


2  ser 


2  partrages 
and  partrages  hasht 
ragow  hogs  feet 


a  relief  2  young  geas 


Ragow  cokscoms 


rosted  larks  and 


Deseart, 

V^l/Xl^X      OlllClll     ILflXt^O 

Chestnuts 

Jellys 

aples 

ter  and  cheese 

Confections 

butter  and  cheese 

Bisquet 

Jellys 

oranges 

Bishop  Sarums  ^  Christenmas  Din^. 

Plumb  patage       relief  Scots  colops  cokscombs 
little  bals  and  sawsages 


fricasey  forst 

Bran 

orange  pudine 

meat 

Rost  Bieff 

and  other 

things 

2 

Minsht  pys 

Bran  stood  still 

Larks  rosted 

a  side  of  lame 

Deseart 

Bisquets 

stwd  pears 

r 

sillibubs 

Jellys 

Pears  oranges 

stwd  aples 

Bisquits 

'  Edward  Russel,  Earl  of  Orford,  at  this  time  First  Lord  of  the  Admiralty. 

"  Dr.  Gilbert  Burnet,  Lord  Bishop  of  Salisbury,  chaplain  to  William  in. 
His  mother  was  a  sister  of  (ieorge  Baillie's  grandmother,  so  they  were  first 
cousins  once  removed.  As  Bishop  Sarum  died  on  17th  March  1715  the  dinner 
recorded  must  have  been  his  last  Christmas  dinner. 


284 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


1715 
Jan^.  at  home,  8  at  table  w*  the  duck  of  Montros.^ 

Broth  relief  of  salmond 

pudens  hages 

sheap  head 


Lobsters 


checker!  py 
2  rosted  turkies 


peas 


Duke  of  Roxburgh,-  January  3,  1715. 

soup  with  a  fouU  relief  of  fish 

fricascy  chickens  little  py  of  cocks  combs 

lams  stons 
leg  rost  mutton 


sparagrasse 


2d 
Rosted  wild  foull  4  or  5 

athine  aple  py  dry'd  whitiens 

a  rosted  turkie 


Deseart 

Limon  Cream 

dry'd  aples 

confections 

chestons 

shelld  walnots 

Jellys 

pears 

'  See  p.  282. 

2  John,  fifth  Earl  and  first  Duke  of  Roxburgh,  at  this  time  Secretary  of  State 
for  Scotland.     He  married  Lady  Mary  Finch,  only  child  of  Daniel,  Ear*  ofj 
Winchelsea  and  Nottingham,  and  widow  of  William  Savile,  Marquis  of  Halifax,  f 
His  Grace  had  been  very  closely  associated  with  Baillie  at  the  time  of  the  passing 
of  the  Act  of  Union,  being  one  of  the  inner  circle  who  directed  the  voting  of  the  J 
'  Squadrone  Volante.'     Lockhart  describes  him  as  follows:  'He  was  a  man  ofj 
good  sense  improven  by  so  much  reading  and  learning  that  perhaps  he  was  the  | 
best  accomplished  young  man  of  quality  in  Europe,  and  had  so  charming  a  way 
of  expressing  his  thoughts  that  he  pleased  even  those  'gainst  whom  he  spoke.  ] 
-The  Duchess  of  Roxburgh  was  said  to  be  the  original  of  the  Roxana  of  Lady  j 
Mary  Wortley  Montagu's  Town  eclogue. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


285 


Makrell 


Geni  Eries,!  10  May  1715 
Green  Soup 

hens  w*  collofloiir 


soles 


2d 

Rost  hear 
green  peas 


colopes 


tartes 


Mr.  Mitchels,  Feb.  29,  1716. 

Soup  relief  salmon 

fricascy  of  rabits  a  py 

rost  a  saddle  of  mutton 


rague  sweat  breads 
truffle  and  morels 


2ncl 

3  rost  ducklins 


4  rost  chickens 


sparagras 


April    1717.     Duck     and     Duck     Montrose    Lord  ^    and 

Lady  Rothes 

Soup     relief  cods  head  with  alle  sauce 
natle  cale  3  boyld  chickens 

boyld  hame 


fricascy  rabits 


'  General  Erles.  Probably  Colonel  Giles  Earle,  distinguished  both  in  war 
and  politics.  He  attached  himself  first  to  the  Duke  of  Argyle,  and  was  known 
as  '  the  Duke  of  Argyll's  Erie.'  He  was  appointed  in  1718  groom  of  the  Prince 
of  Wales's  bedchamber,  and  afterwards  filled  several  other  posts.  He  was  a 
coarse  humorist  who  played  for  his  own  hand,  and  eventually  became  more  or 
less  the  tool  of  Walpole. 

"^  John  Leslie,  eighth  Earl  of  Rothes,  eldest  son  of  the  fifth  Earl  of  Hadding- 
ton by  the  elder  daughter  of  the  Duke  of  Rothes,  who  left  no  sons.    On  succeed-. 


286 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


2n(l 

a  rosted  fillet  of  bief  Larded  with  a  rague  of  sweat 

breads  under  it 
Ptansy  Crawfish  limon  puden 

rague  sweatbreads  sparagrass 

8  rost  ducks 


Deseart 

ratafia  cream  and  gellies 

chestnuts 

cheas  butter 

oranges 

confections                     aples 

cheas 

pistoches 

silHbubs 


1718,  26  May,  At  Mr.  Jhonstons.i 

soup  with  a  foule 

relief  boyld  hame  and  pidgeons 

beans  and  bacon  fricasey  of  chikens 

rost  veall  with  rague  saus 
relief  of  rost  mutton 


ing  to  the  earldom  of  Rothes  he  assumed  the  surname  of  Leslie,  and  resigned 
the  earldom  of  Haddington  to  his  younger  brother.  He  married  Lady  Jean 
Hay,  daughter  of  John,  second  Marquis  of  Tweeddale.  He  was  another  of  the 
Whigs  for  whom  Lockhart  had  not  a  good  word  to  say,  '  being  false  to  a  degree, 
a  contemner  of  honour  and  engagements,  extremely  ambitious,  ridiculous,  vain, 
and  conceited  (tho'  of  very  ordinary  parts  and  accomplishments),  extravagantly 
proud  and  scandalously  mercenary.' 

*  Son  of  Sir  Archibald  Johnston,  Lord  Wariston  (executed  1663),  and  uncle 
of  George  Baillie.  He  was  for  many  years  Secretary  of  State  for  Scotland  under 
William  and  Mary,  but  was  dismissed  over  the  Darien  Scheme  in  1696.  He 
was  generally  known  as  '  Secretary  Johnston,'  and  at  one  time  was  probably 
the  most  unpopular  man  in  Scotland.  Lockhart  cannot  find  words  in  which  to 
express  his  hate  and  contempt  for  that  'vile  and  execrable  wretch,'  who  never- 
theless was  '  much  esteemed '  by  Queen  Caroline  for  his  humour  and  pleasantry. 
He  married  Catherine  Poulett,  daughter  of  the  second  Baron  Poulett,  and  lived 
latterly  at  Orleans  House,  Twickenham,  where  he  cultivated  fruit  and  enter- 
tained royalty.  Lady  Grisell's  accounts  show  that  many  barrels  of  herrings 
were  sent  to  him  from  Scotland  by  his  dutiful  nephew  George  Baillie. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


287 


2  Cour* 

frayd  eles 

a  goos 

peas 

archocks 

tarts 
3  chickens 

cold  salmond 

Dessert 

Milk 

Chirries 

Milk 

strawberes 

silibubs  with  strawberres 

sweet  meats 

milk 

oranges 

milk 

Augst  1718.     Lord  Sundrelands,^  4  folks  at  table 

Soup  without  anything  init 
Hog  potch  of  bief  mutton  veall 


2 

boyld  sols 
fricasy  chickens 

3 

Rost  fillet  bief 
puden 

4 
4  patriedges 
bottams  of  Raeteehocks 

2  young  hairs 

broyld  cells 

Desert 
frut                         sillibubs 
frut                             frut 

Limon  cream 

frut 
frut 

1  Charles  Spencer,  third  Earl  of  Sunderland,  married,  first,  Lady  Arabella 
Cavendish,  fifth  daughter  of  the  Duke  of  Newcastle,  and,  second,  Lady  Anne 
Churchill,  second  daughter  of  the  Duke  of  Marlborough.  He  was  at  this  time 
First  Lord  of  the  Treasury.  He  was  a  great  book  collector,  and  a  most  un- 
attractive character.     His  son  succeeded  as  Duke  of  Marlborough. 


288 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

Dinner  at  Sir  William  Bairds,  30  Dess.  1718 

brown  soup 
chached  calfs  head 


2nd 

stewd  carp 
asalray  se\^  ^ 
rost  Lame. 


3rd 

fasond  with  Larks  about  it  mintched 
pys  jellies  bran 

salmond  scoloped  oysters 

gundie  partrages 

with  pickels  and  wood  cocks. 


Lord  Anadall,^  29  January  1719,  10  at  table 
Brown  Soup 
Relief  fish 
backed  pudins  stewed  Breast  of  veall 

Beef  or  Mutton  py 
stewed  fillet  of  boyled  chickens 

Beef 

whit  soup 
relief  boyld  Turkic  with 
forsed  balls  and  sagages 


'  A  celery  salad. 

^  William  Johnstone,  third  Earl  and  first  Marquis,  married,  first,  Sophia, 
daughter  and  heiress  of  John  Fairholm  of  Craigiehall,  Linlithgowshire,  and, 
second,  Charlotte  Vanhose,  only  child  of  John  Vanden  Bempole.  *  He  was  a 
man  framed  and  cut  out  for  business,  extremely  capable  and  assiduous ;  of  a 
proud,  aspiring  temper,  and  when  his  affairs  and  politics  went  right,  haughty  to- 
a  great  degree  ;  and  vice  versa  the  civillest,  complaisantest  man  alive,  and  a 
great  affecter  of  popularity.' — Lockharfs  Papers.  He  played  for  his  own  hand, 
and  was  trusted  by  neither  party. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  289 

[Bills  of  Fare] 

2dC. 

Phesan  and  partrage 
sparagras  scoloped  oysters 

aple  tart  w*  cream 
ragu  of  sweet  broyled  salmond. 

bread  and  cockscombs 

3  Ducklins 


DeseH 
a  salver  with  sweet  meats 
stweed  pears  pistosenuts 

butter  chees 

sillibubs  and  jellies      a  lagere  salver      sillibubs  and  jellies 

wt  sweet  meats 
cheese  butter 

pistashe  nuts  stweed  aples 

a  salver  with  sweet  meats 


suyer 

confections 

Lobster  rost  lame 

silibubs  and  jellies        a  ring  w*  wild        silibubs  and  jellies 

foull  collops  and  pickles  etc. 

bran  cold  tart 

confections 


feb"^  23,  1719.     Super  att  home  D  and  Ducthess  of 
Montross  Lord  and  Ladye  forster. 

4  rost  chickens 
salmond  collops 

Candles 
eating  poset  fatafia  cream 

pattie  a  salver  w*  jellies  and  a  hair  ragud 

sillie  bubess 

T 


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sago  lemon  hatted 

kiti 
Candles 
frecasy  veals  drest  Lobsters 

feet  3  Ducklines 


At  home     Lady  Mary  Worthly.^ 
A  soup  with  Marrabon 


2 

boyld  lam 
a  plum  pudine 


3 

rost  turkie  with  mushrom  sauce 
and  pickles  w*  a  litle  bread 


Deseri 

Curds 

pears  Jelly  aples 

cream 


^  Hatted  Kit,  a  preparation  of  milk,  etc.,  with  a  creamy  top.  'Make  2 
<iuarts  of  new  milk  scalding  hot,  and  pour  upon  it  quickly  4  quarts  of  fresh 
butler  milk  ;  let  it  stand  without  stirring  till  it  becomes  cold  and  firm,  then  take 
off  the  hat  or  upper  part,  drain  it  in  a  hair  sieve,  put  it  into  a  shape  for  half-an- 
hour,  turn  it  into  a  dish,  and  serve  with  cream  and  sugar.' — Stevens's  Farm  Book, 
1855,  vol.  ii.  p.  299. 

^  The  famous  Lady  Mary  Pierrepont,  eldest  daughter  of  Evelyn,  first  Duke 
of  Kingston,  and  the  Lady  Mary  Fielding,  daughter  of  William,  Earl  of 
Denbigh.  She  rnarried  Edward  Wortley  Montagu,  eldest  son  of  the  Honour- 
able Sydney  Montagu.  She  was  at  this  time  a  great  friend  of  Lady  Murray, 
n^e  Grisell  Baillie,  a  friendship  which  came  to  an  end  a  few  years  afterwards. 
In  1721  'the  peace  of  Mrs.  Murray's  family  had  been  painfully  broken  in 
consequence  of  the  brutality  of  a  servant  of  her  brother-in-law.  Lord  Binning, 
who,  in  a  fit  of  drunkenness,  burst  into  her  bedchamber  in  the  middle  of  the 
night  and  threatened  to  put  her  instantly  to  death  if  she  ventured  to  resist  his 
violence.  With  great  courage  and  presence  of  mind  she  succeeded  in  alarming 
and  calling  up  the  family;  but  for  this  crime,  which  was  held  to  be  a  capital 
burglary,  the  man  was  condemned  to  death,  though  afterwards  his  punishment 


I 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  291 

[Bills  of  Fare] 
21    [Novr  1719].     Lady  Hindfoord,i    L^  Sutherland.^ 

10  at  table. 

1.  Broth  sheaps  head  boyld  goos  and  a  hagis 

2.  rost  veal  2  casterlings  limon  pudine  collerd  pig     the 
relief  was  fish 

Confections  and  Jellys. 


14  Decmr  (1719).     Super    at  Mr.  Cockburn   11   at  table 

22  persons  in  al. 

head,  eating  poset  in  cheana  high  dish,  foot,  hauch 
venison,  one  side  backd  pudine,  2  partrages  and  larks, 
midle  litl  dish  with  sallory  sellet  made  and  unmade, 
othe[r]  s^  veal  collops  white  sauce,  2  boyd  pullets  w* 
persley  sauce  in  the  midle  pickles  of  other  sort  than  the 
comon  ones 

In  the  midle  of  the  table  a  pirimide  sillibubs  and  orang 
cream  in  the  past,  above  it  sweet  meets  dry  and  wet. 


was  commuted  for  transportation.  On  the  subject  of  this  escape,  Lady  Mary 
thought  fit  to  exercise  her  wicked  wit  in  an  infamous  ballad,  which  of  course 
she  loudly  disclaimed  all  knowledge  of,  but  of  which  her  own  letters  to  her  sister 
Lady  Mary  plainly  enough  betray  her  to  have  been  the  writer.  ,  .  .  The  subject 
is  repeatedly  alluded  to  in  the  printed  collection  of  her  letters,  and  still  more 
pointedly  in  some  of  those  that  have  not  been  published.' — Appendix  to  Lady 
Murray's  Memoirs. 

^  Lady  Hyndford,  daughter  of  John,  fifth  Earl  of  Lauderdale,  and  wife  of 
James  Carmichael,  second  Earl  of  Hyndford. 

"  John  Gordon,  sixteenth  Earl  of  Sutherland.  President  of  the  Board  of 
Trade.  Took  a  leading  part  in  suppressing  the '15.  *  He  is  a  very  honest 
man,  a  great  asserter  of  the  liberties  of  the  people,  hath  a  good  rough  sense,  is 
open  and  free,  a  great  lover  of  the  bottle  and  of  his  friend,  brave  in  his  person 
which  he  hath  shown  in  several  duels,  too  familiar  for  his  quality,  and  often 
keeps  company  below  it.' — Mackay.     He  married  three  times. 


292  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

[Bills  of  Fare] 
5  June  (1720)  Mr.  Wallop  ^  and  8  at  table 

1.  Barly  broth  with  lambs  head 

2.  a  chean  rost  mutton 

3.  a  dish  turbet 

4.  Chickens,  hair,  peas  and  cold  toung 


Deseart 
Milk,  strawberies,  SilUbubs 


June  21  St,     Earle  of  Staires  ^  and  eleven  at  Table  ^ 

Scots  Broth 
Remove  of  Turbet  and  broild  salmond 
muton  collups  Pigen  py  chickins  boyld 

Boyld  Lamb  and  French  beans 
2  Turkic  poults. 


Mushrooms  Peas 

Cheries  Tart 
Lobsters  cream  loafs. 

a  goose. 


Desert  and 
Cream  Jellies  strawberies 
Cheries  swetmeats  allmond-cream 
Lemon  Cream 


1  John  Wallop,  afterwards  first  Earl  of  Portsmouth,  at  this  time  M.P.  for 
Hampshire,  and  a  Lord  of  the  Treasury.  He  was  created  Baron  Wallop  and 
Viscount  Lymington  on  1 1  June  1720,  a  few  days  after  the  date  of  this  dinner. 

*  John  Dalrymple,  second  Earl  of  Stair,  famous  both  as  a  general  and  as  a 
diplomatist.  At  this  time  he  must  have  just  returned  from  his  brilliant  embassy, 
to  Paris.  He  married  Eleanor,  Viscountess  Primrose,  daughter  of  the  second 
Earl  of  Loudon,  and  widow  of  James,  first  Viscount  Primrose.  The  curious 
phantasmagoria  of  the  death  of  her  first  husband  in  Rotterdam  seen  by  her  in 
Edinburgh  was  the  origin  of  Sir  Walter  Scott's  '  My  Aunt  Margaret's  Mirror,* 
and  the  circumstances  of  her  marriage  with  Lord  Stair  were  almost  as  peculiar. 

'  This  Menu  is  not  in  Lady  Grisell's  hand. 


I 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  293 

[Bills  of  Fare] 
15  July  1720.     At  the  Princess  ^ 
the  Lady  of  the  bed  chambers  Table  at  Richmond, 

9  at  table 
a  white  soup  with  hearbs 
salt        rosted  mutton 
sids        fish  a  large  Mackerall 
fricassy  chickens 
bacon  and  beans 
a  chicken  py 
midle  a  piece  bief  stewd  whole 
no  relief 


2  pullets  at  top 
6  pigions  at  foot 
sids      peas 

broyled  herins  with  butter  souce 
lopsters 
beans 

tart  in  the  midle 
Deseart 
a  big  dish  in  the  Midle  with 
connections  and  frute  only 


22    June     Prince  Wales  Duchess    Shrosberries  ^  Table. 
13  at  one  and  6  at  a  litle. 
midle    soup  with  j)eas 
top        boyld  Lamb 
foot      rost  mutton 
one  s^  fish  boyld  chicken  rague 
side       pigion  py,  veal  colep,  fricassy 


'  Carolina   Wilhelmina,    Princess   of  Wales,  daughter  of  the   Markgraf   of  \ 

Anspach.  j 

-  Duchess  of  Shrewsbury.  One  of  the  Ladies-in-Waiting  on  the  Princess  of 
Wales.  According  to  Lady  Cowper  she  was  rather  forced  on  the  princess  by 
the  king,  but  she  '  had  some  extraordinary  talents,  and  it  was  impossible  to 
hate  her  so  much  as  her  Lord.  .  .  .  She  had  a  wonderful  art  at  entertaining  and 
diverting  people,  though  she  would  sometimes  exceed  the  bounds  of  decency. 
She  had  a  great  memory,  had  read  a  good  deal,  and  spoke  three  languages  to 
perfection.' — Diary  of  Lady  Cowper. 


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[Bills  of  Fare] 


2  Course 

midle 

tart  with 

L  cream 

top 

pullets 

foot 

pigions  and  partrage 

side 

sturgen, 

venson  pasty  peas 

side 

fryd  sols. 

,  frensh  beans, 

lopsters 

Deseart 
2  big  dishes  frute  and  confections. 


20  Nov  1722  at  L^  Carlils,i  7  at  Table. 

1.  A  Dish  stewd  Meat  muton  bief  veall  and  crimp  cod, 
the  fish  set  up  and  rost  beaff  set  down  with  gravie  sauce 
boyld  with  shalot  on  one  side  and  bitrowes  w*  oyl  and 
veniger  on  the  other  side  in  litle  chena  hollow  plates 

2.  A  pigion  py  and  Mutton  collips  stew''  Ld.  Rothes  way 
8.  5  Ashiets  ;    3  teel,  squab  pigions,  scollopd   oysters, 

fryd  smelts  and  butterd  scorsonera  or  something  of  that 
kind  hertickhos  cut  in  thin  slices  will  do  better  it  was 
cream  bet  up  with  butter  was  on  it 

4.  rid  herin  and  tarts  butter  on  one  side  and  cheas 
on  the  other 

5.  Deseart :  oranges,  apels,  pears,  and  chestons  all  the 
dishes  litle  and  very  neat  no  case  with  knives  on  the 
by  table. 


17  Decmr.     10  at  a  big  table     L^  Carlile,i  etc.  1722. 

1^*.  7  dishes    2  soups,  a  terean,  stewd  pigions  w*  sweat 
breads    mushrooms  etc.   with   a  sauce  half    rague    half 


*  Charles  Howard,  third  Earl  of  Carlisle,  at  this  time  Constable  of  the 
Tower  of  London.  He  held  several  important  posts  under  Whig  Administra- 
tions.    He  married  Lady  Anne  Capel,  daughter  of  Arthur,  first  Earl  of  Essex. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  295 

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fricassy,   a   litle   py  of   toungs  etc.  veall   a   la  dob  with 
spinag  sauce  a  boyld  pullet  sallary  sauc 

2  Releaffes  a  whole  turbot  and  fryd  smelts  and  rosted 
veal 

Host  Bieff  on  the  By  table  for  any  that  cald  for  it 

2°*^.  7  Dish  a  Turkic,  a  Phesant,  snyps,  partrages,  a 
wild  duck  and  larks  round 

3^.  7  Dish  in  chena  a  large  dish  crawfish,  a  tart,  fryd 
soils,  Blang  mange,  sallary  and  chease,  sparagrass,  lambs 
livers  whole  w*  sauce 


Deseart 
Aples  in  cyrop  and  pears  stewd  in  a  round  glass  in 

raw  ones  round  with  a  foot  and  raw  pears  round 

them 
Jelluy  6  glasses  3  of  biskets 
hipd  as  high  betwixt  each 
2  glasses,  a  high  scaloped  glass 
in  midle  wet  orang  chips 
Milk  in  candle  candle         bowl  milk 

china  bowl  but  I      in  midle  wet  orang  chips 
think  glas  as  good  salver  confections  in  the 

middle 
carrans  in  cyrop        the  like  below      aples  with  cyrop  and 
and  raw  pears  round  raw  ones  round 

1725,  January  22     Duke  Hamilton  i  L^  Twedle  2 
Rothes  ^  Selkirk  ^     10  at  Ta. 
2  end  Dishes  soup  and  Lamb     Midle  dish  bieff  py  in 
blood  one  ashiet  in  each  salt  tung  w*  red  cabage  and 
sasages  and  boyld  Turkic  with  salary  sauce. 
2  Reliefs  salmond  and  sadle  of  Mutton 

'  James,  fifth  Duke  of  Hamilton,  married,  first,  Anne,  daughter  of  the  fourth 
Earl  of  Dundonald ;  second,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Thomas  Strangeways  ;  and 
third,  Anne,  daughter  of  Edward  Spencer. 

"^  Lord  Tweeddale.  John  Hay,  fourth  Marquess,  one  of  the  Representative 
Peers  in  six  Parliaments.  He  married  in  1748  Frances,  daughter  of  John,  Earl 
Granville.  ^  See  note  2,  p.  285. 

*  Lord  Selkirk.  Charles  Douglas,  formerly  Hamilton,  Earl  of  Selkirk,  one 
of  the  Lords  of  the  Bedchamber  to  the  king  ;  died  unmarried. 


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[Bills  of  Fare] 


2nd  Service 
partrage  and  wood  cock    young  Ducklins  for  end  dishes 
the  midle  dish  aple  py  with  cream 
2  ashiets  on  each  side,  rague  with  sweat  bread,  Aspara- 
grass  rost  oysters  on  Squers  and  marrow  pudine 

Deseart    Jelly  ratafia  cream     sweat  meats  frute  etc. 


Mr.  Dundas  of  that  Ilk  ^  Jan.  25     Mr.  Dundas  Advocate  ^ 

Sr.  G.  Eliot  3  and  Lady 
At  the  2  ends    soup  and  rost  Mutton  pickles    in  the 
midle,  ane  ashet  on  each  side,  salt  toung  and  fricassy  of 
rabets,  relieff  of  salmond. 


2nd  Course 

ends  2  Ducklins,  a  Rague  of  sweatbread  pallets  etc., 
Midle  dish  aple  py  with  cream 

2  ashets  on  each  side,  Tanzie,  fricassy  ousters,  caparata. 
Lamb. 

Deseart,  confections,  frute,  etc. 


April  12,   1725.     At  the  Duke  Chandes^  howse  at 

Cannons.     A  Duson  at  Table. 
1^*.  a  broun  soup  and   a  white  soup,  fricassy,  pudine, 
broun  rague,  and  collopes,  ane  Eparn  in  the  Midle. 

^  Mr.  George  Dundas  of  that  Ilk,  advocate,  at  this  time  M.P.  for  Linlith- 
gowshire, married  Alison,  daughter  of  Brigadier-General  Bruce  of  Kennet. 

^  Mr.  Robert  Dundas,  advocate,  eldest  son  of  Robert  Dundas  of  Arniston. 
He  was  at  this  time  M.P.  for  the  county  of  Edinburgh.  He  became  Lord 
President  of  the  Court  of  Session  in  1748. 

3  Sir  Gilbert  Elliot  of  Minto,  second  Baronet,  son  of  Sir  Gilbert  Elliot.  (See 
p.  221.)  He  was  at  this  time  M.P.  for  Roxburgh,  afterwards  a  Lord  of  Session 
as  Lord  Minto.  He  was  interested  in  music,  arboriculture,  etc.  He  married 
Helen  Stewart  of  Allanbank.  His  daughter  Jean  was  the  authoress  of  the 
'  Flowers  of  the  Forest.' 

*  Duke  of  Chandos.  James  Brydges,  first  Duke  of  Chandos,  built  a  magnifi- 
cent house  at  Canons  near  Edgware,  where  this  dinner  took  place.  According 
to  Defoe  there  were  one  hundred  and  twenty  persons  in  family,  and  the  choir 
entertained  them  every  day  at  dinner.  Pope  is  said  to  have  drawn  his  Timon's 
Villa  from  this  house. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  297 

[Bills  of  Fare] 

Reliefs  2  salmond,  Lamb,  and  Chickens. 

2^.  3  rings  with  5  plates  4  low  and  one  higher  in  the 
midle  in  each,  1^*  ring  a  green  goose  a  chicken,  a  Rabet. 

the  midle  ring,  blang  Mangie  and  broun  Mangie,  brunt 
cream,  custart  white  and  custart  green  or  Tanzie. 

3rd.  ring,  a  dukline,  turkie  pout,  2  pigions,  broyld 
chicken,  rabet. 

2  ashets  on  each  side,  a  Rague  sweat  breads,  fryd  sols, 
hartichocs  spnch. 


15  March  [1727].     At  L^.  Mountjoys  ^     10  at  table, 
7  and  7  and  2  removes. 

l^t.  a  Tareen  with  Beafe,  veall,  etc.;  ducklins,  chickens, 
pigions,  pallets,  sweatbreeds,  cocks  combs,  all  sorts  of 
roots,  Asparagras,  sallary,  licks,  etc.  :  in  midle  a  rogued 
Turkie  with  oysters  gisert's  livers.  Morels  and  sundry 
things  put  on  scewars  and  stuck  in  it  and  light  broun  sauce. 

sids  :  3  litle  pudins,  a  plumb,  a  green,  a  white,  and 
backed  one  cut  and  put  betwext  them.  Beef  collops  stewd 
tender,  Pigions  one  suortout,  and  a  very  smal  sadle 
mutton ;  at  other  end  white  soup  and  a  pullet  in  it, 
7  dishes  in  all. 

Relieffs,  a  jack  with  pudin  in  it,  and  whitens  w*  smelts 
and  a  good  sauce,  a  ragued  breast  of  veall  prety  white. 

3  young  ducks,  4  Turkies,  aple  tart,  and  small  sweat- 
meat  tarts  round  it,  craw  fish,  3  sols  fryd  and  craw  fish 
tails  and  shrimps,  and  bodys  craw  fish  brused  and  put 
in  the  sauce  and  pourd  on  the  midle  of  them. 

3  whole  sweatbreads  and  a  piece  veall  stuft  with  forst 
meat,  the  skiny  piece  of  the  veall  or  lamb  the  bigness  of 
a  large  sweat  bread  and  put  in  the  midle  ;  they  were  all 
prity  white  and  bate  butter  and  limon,  Asparagrass  with 
cream  and  butter  sauce,  and  tost  and  fryd  sippets  [?]  round. 

1  Thomas  Windsor  distinguished  himself  in  the  wars  in  Flanders,  and  was 
made  Viscount  Windsor  of  Black  Castle  in  the  Irish  peerage.     He  was  afterwards 
made  Baron  Mountjoy  in  the  peerage  of  the  United  Kingdom.     He   married 
■  Charlotte,  daughter  of  the  seventh  Earl  of  Pembroke. 


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[Bills  of  Fare] 

Deseart :  9  all  on  guilt  cornered  salvers,  low  feet ; 
midle,  with  one  row  glass  salvers  with  half  inch  broad 
brims  with  franch  plumb,  Apricoks,  fruts  dry,  Almond 
bisket  and  Ratafia.  8  in  all,  and  wafers  put  in  betwixt 
them,  a  salver  above  that  w*  4  frute  jelly s  and  wet  sweat- 
meats,  with  covers,  and  betwixt  them  high  glasses,  white 
confits  on  the  top,  a  scolloped  glass  cornered  brim. 

2  ends  bottom  row.  Jelly  harts  horn  and  limon  and 
ratafia  cream,  a  salver  on  top  with  the  same  cornered 
brimd  glasses  as  in  the  midle. 

2  sids  l^K  row,  Aples  in  sawcers  and  frensh  figs  and 
plumbs,  the  last  pistashe  nuts  on  one  and  aples  in  cyrop 
in  the  other,  the  same  cornerd  brimd  glasses  as  the  rest> 
the  4  corners,  2  slist  oranges  and  2  almonds  and  resins,  in. 
glass  broad  cream  bowls. 


At  Lord  Hallifax  ^  in  the  Country  at  Bushy  Park, 

28  May  1726. 

green  soup 
veal  in  it 
Bacon  and  Beans  veal  stewed  pidgeon  pye 

carp 
Relief  Roast  mutton 


Pidgeans,  Chickens, 
and  young  turkies 
Ragout  of  sweatbreads  Pease 

Tart 
Sparagras  green  geese  char 


^  Lord  Halifax.  George  Montagu,  first  Earl  of  Halifax,  married,  first, 
Ricarda  Posthume,  daughter  of  Richard  Saltonshall,  and,  second,  Mary,  daughter 
of  the  Earl  of  Scarborough. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  299 


[Bills  of  Fare] 
1727,  June  6.     Sir  Robert  Walpoul/  Mr.  Dodington.^ 

8  at  Table. 

5  dish,  a  sop,  Pudin,  Hamb,  4  boyld  chickens,  a  stwd 
fillet  bieff ;   2  releiffs,  fish  and  rost  Mutton. 

7  dish  ;  2  young  gees,  Turrem  green  pigions,  curran 
tart,  peas  stewd,  burnt  cream,  hautichok  sukers,  Angeloty. 

Deseart :   Confections,  frute,  Jellys,  and  Milk. 


We  was  eight  days  at  Twitenham.  We  had  always  an 
Eparn  in  the  midle,  2  dish  at  first,  4  at  2^,  6  at  the  last, 
the  variety  was  soups,  peas,  Mager,  gravie,  rise,  barly, 
vermaselly,  variety  of  meat  was  rost  Bieff,  Bran,  stwd 
cops  [?],  pigions,  minsd  pys,  boyld  lamb,  rost  lamb,  boyd 
foull,  rost  foull  and  sasages,  jack,  hard  fish,  stewed  rump 
bieff,  boyld  beaff,  rost  veall,  ragu'd  breast  veall,  Turkic, 
chean  pork,  rosted  breast  of  pork,  Lamb,  boyld  and  backed 
pudin,  orang  pudin,  Asparagrass,  Brocaly  w*  sasages, 
vension  Pasty,  rost  venison,  rost  mutton,  wild  Ducks, 
rabets,  boyld  wild  ducks  w*  ounions,  larks,  rost  goos, 
boyld  goos,  sturgen,  rague  sweat  breads,  hogs  pudins 
and  white  ones,  lamb  frys,  fricassy  rabets,  rost  rabets. 


^  Sir  Robert  Walpole,  afterwards  Ean  of  Orford,  at  this  time  Prime  Minister, 
This  dinner  took  place  shortly  before  the  death  of  George  I.,  the  news  of  which 
reached  Walpole  at  Chelsea  on  the  14th.  He  is  said  to  have  killed  two  horses 
in  carrying  the  tidings  to  the  new  king  at  Richmond. 

-  (ieorge  Dubb  Doddington,  afterwards  Lord  Melcomb  Regis,  at  this  time 
a  Lord  of  the  Treasury.  He  left  a  diary  which  has  been  published,  and  which 
shows  the  writer  in  anything  but  a  pleasant  light.  Lady  Mary  Wortley  Montagu, 
who  never  missed  an  opportunity  of  saying  something  spiteful  of  her  quondam 
friend,  Lady  Murray,  writes  in  1725  :  •  Mrs.  Murray  has  got  a  new  lover  in  the 
most  accomplished  Mr.  Doddington.' 


300  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

[Bills  of  Fare] 
26   Janur   1728.      Mr.    Onsly/   the   Speaker,   Hadinton,^ 
and    Marchmont,^   Coll.    Hope,    Mr.    Johnston,    and 
Mr.  Mitchell.     11  at  Table. 
l^t.  7  dish  :    a    soup,  a  sweatbread  and  cox  comb  py, 
a  Lamb,  4  on  the  sids,  a  pudin,  boyld  chickens,  ragu'd 
fillet  bieff.  Tush.     2  relieffs,  Turbet  and  rost  mutton. 

2°d.  7  dish  :  wild  foull,  cheston  py  and  a  goos,  on  the 
sids  craw  fish  or  white  beans  and  sasages,  Asparagras, 
minsd  collips  and  sasages,  burnt  cream. 

Deseart :    Sweatmeats  and  Jellys  and  sillibubs,  etc. 


London,  30  March  1728.      L^  Carlyl,*  Lady  Lechmoor,^ 
Lady  Mary,^  Lds.  Stairs,'^  Hadinton,^  Marchmont.^     12 

1st,  4  (jish  :    Soup,  Lamb,  sids,  4    boyld    chickens  and 
a  pudin  ;  2  relefes,  crimp  hard  [?]  and  forsadle  of  mutton. 

2^^.  5  dish  :  2  Duclins,  date  py,  Kidny  beans  and  sheaps 
toungs  rosted  ;   sids,  a  crab  and  Asparagras. 


^  Arthur  Onslow  was  elected  Speaker  on  23rd  January  1728,  so  this  was  no 
doubt  a  dinner  in  his  honour.  He  held  this  most  distinguished  position  until 
i8th  March  1761,  when  he  retired  after  thirty-three  years  'constant  and  un- 
wearied attendance  in  the  chair.' 

^  Thomas  Hamilton,  sixth  Earl  of  Haddington,  whose  son.  Lord  Binning, 
was  married  to  Lady  Grisell  Bailiie's  daughter  Rachel. 

^  Alexander  Hume,  second  Earl  of  Marchmont,  K.T. ,  Lady  Grisell  Bailiie's 
brother.  He  was  the  third  son  of  the  first  Earl,  his  elder  brothers  predeceasing 
their  father.  He  married  Margaret,  daughter  and  heiress  of  Sir  George  Campbell 
of  Cessnock,  when  he  assumed  the  surname  of  Campbell. 

■*  See  note  i,  p.  294. 
■    '  Lady  Elizabeth  Letchmere,  daughter  of  the  third  Earl  of  Carlisle,  married, 
first,  Nicholas  Letchmere,  Attorney-General  in  1718  and  raised  to  the  peerage 

in  1721  as  Lord  Letchmere.     'The  discreet  and  sober  Lady  L re  has  lost 

such  furious  sums  at  the  Bath  that  it  may  be  questioned  whether  all  the  sweet- 
ness the  waters  can  put  into  my  lord's  blood  can  make  him  endure  it,  particularly 
;^700  at  one  sitting  which  is  aggravated  with  many  astonishing  circumstances.' 
— Lady  Mary  Wortley  Montagu.  She  married,  second,  Thomas  Robinson 
of  Rokeby  Park. 

^  Lady  Mary  Howard,  daughter  of  the  Earl  of  Carlisle. 

'  See  note  2,  p.  292. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


301 


[Bills  of  Fare] 
Deseart :    Jellys  and  Sillibubs,  curds  and  cream,  pears 
iid  aples,  pistaches  and  scorcht  almonds,  Bisket  round 
le  milk. 


The  following  three  Menus  are  from  a  jotting  left  by 
ady  Grisell  of  dinners  at  Naples  shortly  before  Lord 
inning's  death : — 

18  Dec  1732.     Mr.  Horner  Archer,  etc.     12  at  Table. 

Soup 

oyld  veal  and  Lamb  plumb  pudin  and 

colifloor  litle  paties  round  it 

Soup 


2  reliefs  fish  and  muton  py 


peas 


4  wood  cocks,  4  snyp 
french  lof  drest 

with  milk  salmagundy  ^ 

fryd  soles 
)rainorely  [?]  Pig  burnt  cream 


Biskit 
rest  buter  etc. 
pistaches 


Aples 

Chesnuts 
graps       drest  buter  upon  crots 
plumb  etc.  bisket 


Mr.  H.  Hunters.     16  Folk. 
Mr.  Horner.     10  at  Table,  6  by  table. 
Mrs.  Archer. 

Boyld  leg  Pork 
Soup 
mustart  pickle,  etc.  potatos 

pudin       rague  veal  and  sweet  breads  cok  comb,  etc, 
turnips  fish  souce 

fish 


'  Salmagunde,'  a  dish  of  minced  meat  with  eggs,  anchovies,  vinegar,  pepper, 


302 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[Bills  of  Fare] 


relife,  pigion  py 


wood  cocks  and  partrages 
salet  Minshed  py  Morells 

cold  toung  fryd  soils 

peas  fish  sause 

loyn  veal 


Peas  pudin 

Soup  ^ 
Boyld  Turkic 

Pork  and  torts 

relief  of  fish 

Salmagundy 
Turnips 

rost  udder 

Aple  Dumplin 

ragued  veal 

frogs 
salet 

The  following  Menus  are  from  some  loose  sheets  of 
paper,  and  relate  to  a  visit  paid  by  Lady  Harvey  ^  at 
Mellerstain : — 

Super,  Thursday,  July  15,  1756. 
cold  Chickens 
Waffles  colerd  pig 

Jelly 
Hartichoks  Salmon 

Collops 


^  There  is  no  heading  to  this  Menu,  but  it  is  on  the  same  sheet  as  the  two 
ipimediately  preceding. 

^  'Sweet  Molly  Lapell,'  familiarly  known  as  'Torn'  in  the  Prince  of  Wales's 
circle,  daughter  of  Brigadier-General  Nicholas  Lepell,  at  one  time  Maid  of 
Honour  to  the  Princess  of  Wales,  afterwards  Mistress  of  the  Robes  to  her  when 
Queen.  She  married  John  Hervey,  the  handsome  son  of  the  Earl  of  Bristol, 
who  rather  neglected  her.  She  was  a  great  friend  of  Lady  Murray,  and  stood 
loyally  by  her  in  her  quarrel  with  Lady  Mary  Wortley  Montagu.     Indeed,  she 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


303 


[Bills  of  Fare] 

Diner,  IQ^. 

Soup 
relif  cod 

pickls 

rost  beef 

salad 

Tarts 
cowhead 

chickens 

puffs 

veal  colops 

peas 
pickled  salmon 

Diner,  Sunday,  18th. 

Giblet  broth 

relief  salmon 

salad 

rost  beef 

Colerd  Eel 
pudens 

Hagis 

moor  foul 
Cold  Pig 

peas 
cox  coims 

no  super 
but  strawbery 


Diner,  21 
Rumble  of  Veal  and  broth 
Salmon 


was  beloved  by  the  whole  Baillie  family.  It  was  she  who  attended  Lady  Grisell 
on  her  deathbed,  both  Lady  Murray  and  Lady  Binning  being  ill  at  the  time. 
She  was  noted  for  her  beauty,  and  seems  to  have  been  a  charming  personality. 
Her  portrait  still  adorns  the  walls  of  Mellerstain.  Her  husband  was  a  great 
friend  of  Lady  Mary  Wortley  Montagu,  with  whom  his  wife  was  not  on  speaking 
terms  on  account  of  the  quarrel  between  Lady  Mary  and  Lady  Murray. 


304 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[Bills  of  Fare] 
Loin  of  Mutton  and  stakes 
Stewed  cucumbers  Makerony 

Moor  foul 


Cream 


Super 
veal  colops 

fryd  eggs 


strawberys 


Mellerstain  1748  account  of  what  is  spent  yearly  in  the 
house  of  meat  and  drink,  etc.,  in  quantity,  but  not 
the  value. ^ 


6  oxen  cut  in  199  pieces,  besK 

ies  beef  from 

Kelso 

6^ 

Wedders 

• 

19 

Lambs 

• 

11 

Ewe    .... 

• 

1 

Calfs   .... 

• 

3 

Swine 

• 

4 

Pigs     .... 

• 

10 

Eggs  besides  those  of  our  owr 

1  hens  2284 

Candle  Stones 

*                     •                     • 

• 

.        30 

Butter  for  sheep   . 

.     12  pound 

for  greesing  wool 

Spd 

• 

in  family 

.     300  pd 

320 

Soap  pounds 

• 

231 

Cheeses         .          .          .          . 

•                   1 

24 

Fouls  eat  or  given  away. 

Turkies     .          .          .          . 

56 

Geess 

22 

Hens         .          .          .          . 

62 

ducks        .          .          .          . 

33 

capons      .          .          .          . 

12 

Chickens  .          .          .          . 

191 
376 

^  It  must  be  remembered  that  Mellerstain  was  at  this  time  a  lady's  establish- 
ment. 


1749] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


305 


Bottles 

Liquors  Claret       .          .          .          .          ...       31 

Port 

62 

Hermitage 

18 

Cotrotee  . 

5 

Canary     . 

33 

Modera    . 

28 

Chirrie 

56 

Serainse  . 

9 

Tocky      . 

1 

"WTiite  wine 

11 

Frontiniac 

12 

Cyder 

54 

Strong  Ale 

269 

Second  Ale 

458 

Bottled  small  Beer    . 

218 

Bottles  1265 

Small  Beer  in  Barels  850  gallons  Scots 
Flower  111  Stone  14  pounds 
Oat  Meal  264  stone 


Mellerstain  1749  Account  of  what  is  spent  yearly  in  the 
house  of  meat  and  drink,  etc.,  in  quantity,  but  not 
in  value. 


5  Oxen  cut  in  166  pieces 

5 

Wedders 

18 

Ewes  .... 

6 

Lambs 

12 

Calfs   .... 

4 

Swine 

5 

Pigs     .... 

27 

Eggs  besides  those  of  our  own  hous 

e        .          .          .   3720 

Candles,  Stones  29,  pounds  4 

Soap  pounds          .          .          .          . 

.   228| 

Butter,  our  own  pounds     2161 
Butter  bought  pounds        128/ 

.   344 

Cheeses         .... 

a 

.51 

u 


306 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


Herrings,  half  Barrels    . 
Tusk  fish      .... 

•  ■                    • 

•  •                    • 

Fouls  eat  or  given  away 
Turkies     .... 

45 

geess         .... 
ducks        .... 

5 
.        22 

Hens         .          . 

.       81 

Chickens  .... 

.     181 

Pigions,  our  own 

.      113 

[1749 

4 
5 


447 


Liquors 


Small  Beer  in  Barrels,  850  Scots  gallons 
Flower,  Stones  134,  pounds  8 
Oatmeal  and  Ry,  Stones  272 


Bottles 


Claret 

26 

Port 

65 

Hermitage 

10 

Canary     . 

25 

Shirrie 

43 

Modera    . 

24 

Frontiniac 

4 

Seraionse 

4| 

Strong  ale 

152 

Second  Ale 

572 

Bottled  small  Beer 

.     217 

Orange  wine 

33 

White  wine 

15 

Cotrottee 

5 

Punch  besides  shrub 

v' 

34 

1232| 

Extracts  from  small  paper  covered  book  marked  '  Cash 
Book  begune  22  March  1729.  For  no  use  at  all.' 
It  deals  with  a  visit  to  Bath  and  Bristol.     In  this 


749] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


307 


book  Lady  Grisell  uses  the  word   *  By '   when   she 
means  '  Paid  to.' 


arch  22  By  May  Menzies  to  account  . 

.     £1 

1 

0 

By  Account  pay^  Ja  Johnston 

.       1 

0 

3 

Fraught,  etc.  payd  Mrs.  Towyn 

0 

16 

6 

Cariing  Allers 

0 

2 

0 

Doc:  Gibson's  man  . 

0 

5 

0 

Plasters 

0 

1 

0 

Limmons  sent  to  Mellerstane     . 

0 

10 

5 

3  p^  under  stokins    . 

0 

6 

0 

Megilsidler  5s.  Pate  Allan  2 

0 

7 

0 

Betty  and  Nelly 

2 

2 

0 

Kimergham  Drinkmoney 

0 

13 

6 

Whitehall  Drinkmoney     . 

0 

13 

6 

Mr.  Halls  Carter 

0 

2 

6 

•  • 

S'"  James  Halls  Coachman 

0 

2 

6 

j» 

John                         Coachman  7\ 

' 

Mo  wages  at  10£  a  year, 

6 

6 

0 

14 

9 

2 

By  the  expence  of  6  coach  horses 
and    8    Riding    horse    from 


Dunce  to  Bath     .   30 

1 

n 

>5 

cariing  Bagage          .     2 
guids                .          .     0 
Turnpicks        .          .     0 
mending  sadles  and 
blooding       .          .     0 

2 

9 
2 

5 

0 
0 
2 

4 

5> 

pistol  ball  2s  sope  Is.    0 
Bassindain  and  Hume' s 

3 

0 

horss  .          .          .0 

4 

0 

JJ 

Washing  on  the  Road    0 

16 

2 

>5 

Eating  for  5  and  Georg 
in  the  Coach  and  2 
maids  from  Berwick 

16  days  to  Bath  .     23 

18 

6 

9> 

Servants  at  Dune    .       0 

J, 

0 

308 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1749 


Api  17 


By  7  mens  board  16  days 

at  Is.  pr  day         .       5  12 

„  Duncan  and  John  each 

5s.  of  wages  .       0  10 

„  John  Coachman  and 
Tams  board  5  days 
at  Bath  and  Joeys     0  15 

,,  Horses  5  nights  at  Bath  6  18 

,,  Shoeing  horses  at  Bath 

etc.     .  .  .       1  14 

„  Tam  to  cary  home  9 

horses  .  .     14  14 


0 


0 


0 
0 

8 

0 


£88     9     7J 


L:  B  is  to  pay  the  half  of  this 
£88,  9s.  7d|. 


[Note  as  to  details  of  £30,ls.  9|d.  above  stated,  con- 
tained on  a  separate  piece  of  paper  and  not  in  Lady 
Grisell's  handwriting.] 


Berwick  a  night    . 

1     7 

1| 

Belfoord  a  night   . 

1  12 

0 

Anwick  a  night     . 

1  14 

8 

Morpeth  a  night    . 

1  14 

8 

New  Castle  a  night 

2     0 

4 

Darlington  baitting 

0     6 

11 

fferryhill  a  night  . 

1   10 

8 

Northalerton  a  night 

1  11 

0 

Borrowbridg  a  night 

1  14 

3 

Wetherby  baitting 

0  10 

1 

ffarybridge  a  night 

1  14 

4 

Doncaster  baiting 

0  11 

3 

Blyth  a  night 

1  12 

8 

Nottingham  a  night 

1  11 

8 

Leister  a  night 

1  14 

3 

Smokington  a  night 

1     7 

8 

Coventry  baitting 

0     9 

10 

31]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  309 

Warwick  a  night  . 
Hartfoordbridge  baiting 
Mortinmash  a  night 
Cirensister  a  night 
Alerton  baitting    . 


Duns 
Franc 


[Note  as  to  Lodgings  at  Bath.] 

my  3  rooms  and  one  Caret       , 
■  week  L.  Bin  2  rooms  and  half  and  Caret    . 
Mr.  Mitchell  2  rooms  and  a  half 


1 

8 

1 

0 

4 

0 

1 

11 

7 

1 

14 

5 

0 

7 

11 

28 

9 

H 

1 

0 

12 

6 

30     1 

H 

£1  15 

0 

1  10 

0 

1     5 

0 

4  10     0 


p.  Month,  18£. 


Durnel,  May  20,  1731,  that  we  went  abroad  To  the 

October,  new  still,  1733,  that  we  left  Paris,  and  to 
the  Oct.,  old  style,  that  we  came  to  London, 

1733.1 


oterdam  29  May  1731  Old  Stil  and  the  9^  of  June  N.  St. 

gdr.  St.  doit. 

£     s.     d. 

For   Boat   fraught 

from 

the  yaught 

• 

6     0     0 

0  11     0 

Diner  at 

• 

6     0     0 

0  11     0 

bagage 

• 

2     6     0 

0     4     2 

a  coach 

• 

2  10     0 

0     4     6 

a  scout  2  from  Roterdam 

to  Delph    . 

• 

5     2     0 

0     9     4 

'  Contained  in  a  paper-covered  notebook  75"X6^".     The  outer  column  giving 
:  values  in  Sterling  money  has  been  added  by  the  editor.     For  money  tables 

ip.  421. 

'  Schuit  or  trekschuit,  a  public  boat  drawn  through  the  canals  by  horse. 


gdr.  St. 

doit. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

4  12 

0 

0 

8 

4 

3  2 

0 

0 

5 

8 

1  10 

0 

0 

2 

8 

0  12 

0 

0 

1 

0 

3  18 

0 

0 

7 

0 

6  9 

0 

0 

11 

9 

1  5 

0 

0 

2 

3 

310  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1731 

[Foreign  Tour] 

Paline,  etc.,  at  Delph 
Coach  hire  at  Roterdam  . 
Coach  at  Delph 
Seeing  the  church  ther    . 
N.S.  for  a  large  hamper  and 

lock  and  a  little  ham-. 

per  for  Grisie 
June  10.    Passage  of  letters  to  the 
Saterday       11  day 

Exchange  for  150  £  Stel. 

Bag    and    portage    of 

521g.  Sst. 
the   roof   in   scout   from 

Delf  to  Leyden  each  10s 

1     doit     Servants     in 

scout,  7s.  Id.       . 
a  hamper  for  the  Drogs  . 
2  Tea  Kells   . 
Bagage   from   Roterdam 

to  Lyden,  .  .  .420076 

11.  For  Breckfast  and  diner 

the   last   Ig.   pr  head 

and  for  wine        .  .     14     2     0       1     5  10 

To  Edwards  for  2  nights 

lodging    at    Roterdam 

he  reckoned  it  a  week 

payd  by  J.  Gordon  75     0     0       6  17     6 

our  intertainment   there 

being  2  diners  2  breck- 

fasts     and    2    suppers 

payd  by  Gorden  .     96  15     0 

Lyden. 
June  12.  For    diner    and     super 

and  wine  the  maids  8         8  16     0 
13.  the    maids  8,  we  dining 

in  Mr.  Burnets    .  .080 

Smalls  by  John  for  breck- 
fast and  suppers  .       1  14     0 


4  8  4 

0  8  1 

1  13  0 

0  2  11 

6  0  0 

0  11  0 

8  17 

3 

0  16 

0 

0  0 

8 

0  3 

0 

gdr.  St.  doit. 

£    s.     d. 

16     0 

0     2     4 

14     0 

0     2     2 

3     7 

0 

0 

6 

1 

2  16 

0 

0 

5 

0 

14     0 

0 

1 

5 

8 

3     0 

0 

0 

5 

6 

0  11 

0 

0 

0 

11 

13  16 

0 

1 

5 

2 

12     0 

0 

1 

2 

0 

731]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  811 

[Foreign  Tour] 

For  sugar  for  Tea  at  8| 

St.  3|  lb. 
For  washing  Roterdam  . 
For  entertainment   in   3 

days  .  .  .     33     0     0       3     0     6 

jeyden     For    milk    at    a    Bours 

une  15.       house  .  .  .       0  13     0       0     1     1 

For  bagage  Ig.  7st.  more 

2g 

For  a  coach  2g.  16st. 
16.  For  lodging   a  week   at 

Lyden 
To  Frederick,  etc.  . 
To  a  man  for  errands 
For  6  lb.  chocalet  . 
For  a  lb.  Tea 
For  lodging  2  nights  at 

Edwards   errour  in 

Roterdam   this   is   set 

down  befor. 
For  a  Scout  from  Liden 

to  harlem  for  the  roof 

and  6  and  4  servants  in 

Scout  .  .  .       6     6     2       0  11 

mster-     For  scout  harlem  to  Am- 
am  June     sterdam 
3  For  bagage    . 

For  tape  at  Harlem  errour 

For  a  guid     . 

For  a  coach  . 

For  a  coach  . 

For  bagage    . 

For    lodging    and    inter- 

tainment  3  nights        .     64  16     0       518     8 
For   a   scout   to   utright 

the  whole  of  it  which 

was    devided    20    gul. 

and  drink  .  .     15     9     0       18     3 


3  15 

0 

0 

6     9 

2     6 

0 

0 

4     2 

0     6 

0 

0 

0     6 

3     6 

0 

0 

6     0 

3     5 

0 

0 

5  11 

1  12 

0 

0 

2  10 

47 

5 

0 

4     6 

7 

5 

0 

0 

0     9 

2 

9 

0 

0 

0  16 

6 

S12  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1731 

[Foreign  Tour] 

gdr.  St.  doit.      £     s.     d.    j 

For  diner  at  Newer  Sluce 

of  fish         .  .  .     24     0     0       2     4     0 

Utright 
June  20.  For  4  lb.  coffie  powder 

32  St.  and  box  18st.     .       7     6     0       0  13     4 

a  lb.  Tea  Bohea  from 

Lord  Bins  landlord       .       6  10     0       0  11  10 

2  pair  gloves  Grisie  and 
I  errour 

For  lodging  and  entertain- 
ment at  the  Castel  of 
Antwerp. 3  nights 

For  a  coach  to  Syst 

For  a  coach  to  Sousdick- 

Gildermause 

For  diner  to  6  of 

us  and  2  maids       3  11 
Servant  :     .  .     0  12 

4     3     0       0     7     7 

For  2  Post  wagon  to  the 

Buss  to  the  wagennears     40     0     0 
To  servants  at  Utright  . 
To  the  wageneer    . 
For  smalls  by  James 
Buss   25.  For    lodging    and    inter- 

tainment   3   nights   at 

the  golden  Lyon 
To  servants  . 
To  a  sergent  11  st.  soger 

OoL*      •  •  •  • 

For  a   Berline  to 

Mostrick:.  .   40     0 

2  Post  wagons       .   50     0 
bagage  .  .55 

Commissers  Knight       11 


40     0 

0 

3 

13 

4 

2  10 

0 

0 

4 

6 

0  12 

0 

0 

1 

0 

3     4 

4 

0 

5 

11 

32  15 

0 

3 

0 

0 

1     2 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0  17 

0 

0 

1 

5 

Wageneers  .  .18 


97     4     0       8  18     2 


I73I] 

[Foreign  Tour] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


For  diner  at  Lumpt  4  18 
Overbeck  a  night.  6  5 
maid  .  .  .06 

bree  for  breckfast  1  6 
Diner  At  Ass         .     4  10 


313 


gdr.  St.  doit.      £     s.     d. 


17     5     0       1  11     7 


741  12     2     67  14     5 


Mostrick  a  guiny  is  27  Skillins,^  and  each  skillin 
10  Marks,  and  each  Mark  6  doits. 


Stff. 

June  27  For  lodging  and  super 

Sk. 

M. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

and  breckfast 

36 

0 

0 

1 

1 

0 

Servants 

1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

7 

For  a  berline  to  Aix 

32 

0 

0 

0 

18 

8 

For  2  Diligances  to  Aix  . 

45 

0 

0 

1 

6 

3 

For  baggage  . 

4 

0 

0 

0 

2 

4 

To  the  Wagennears 

3 

0 

0 

0 

1 

9 

To    a    soger    to    forbear 

serching 

1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

7 

9  Marks  is  For  Diner  at  Gulph 

21 

0 

0 

0 

12 

3 

a  skillin  To  a  wageneer 

1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

7 

at  Aix    To  the  3  servants  boord 

21  days  to  27  June 

111 

0 

0 

3 

4 

9 

30  To  accounts  from  John  of 

Smalls    for    breckfasts 

and  supers  . 

27 

0 

0 

0 

15 

9 

To  smalls  by  John  and 

James 

7 

3 

0 

0 

4 

3 

To  clear  house  accounts 

pd.  John    . 

15 

8 

4 

0 

9 

2 

June  9     To  clear  house  accounts 

more  at  Aix 

22 

8 

6 

0 

13 

3 

^  This  should  be  thirty-seven  skillings,  and  is  so  given  elsewhere. 


314 


4                   THE  HOUSEHOLD 

BOC 

)K 

[1733^ 

[Foreign  Tour] 

[Stg.] 

To     sundry     smalls     for 

Sk. 

M. 

d. 

£    s.     d. 

house  I  bought   . 

31 

8 

4 

0  18     6 

For  diners  11  days  and  2 

skillins  a  head     . 

195 

0 

0 

5  13     9 

cooks  maid    . 

] 

0 

0 

0     0     7 

to  see  the  relicks  in  great 

church 

17 

0 

0 

0     9  11 

a  coach 

6 

0 

0 

0     3     6 

For  12  nights  lodging  in 

Mr.  Tewis  house 

168 

0 

0 

4  18     0 

the  maid  in  the  house     . 

8 

0 

0 

0     4     8 

coffie     .... 

1 

4 

4 

0     0  10 

For  a  Berline  and  2 

waggons  to  Spa  . 

88 

0 

0 

2  11     4 

3  wagonneers 

3 

0 

0 

0     19 

1 850     4     0     24  14     0 
Spa. 

here  the  guiny  is  37  skill  and  4  souse,  a  skillin  10  sous, 

and  a  sous  4  Hers 


stg. 

sk. 

St. 

doits. 

£     s.    d. 

July  9     To  John 

78 

8 

0 

2     5  11 

13  To  John 

74 

8 

0 

2     3     7 

For  wood,  etc. 

13 

0 

0 

0     7     7 

To  house 

5 

0 

0 

0     2  11 

To  a  Copashin 

1 

0 

0 

0     0     7 

For  a  water  bottle 

1 

0 

0 

0     0     7 

20  To  John       . 

• 

.     37 

4 

0 

1     1  10 

23  To  John 

• 

.     81 

16 

0 

2     8     2 

Spa. 


S.  293     6     0       8  11     2 


This  is  Lievers,  sous,  etc. 

French  Stg. 

£     s.  d.  £   s.    d. 

July  25  To  John       .          .          .     12     0     0  0  13     4 


'  This  column  is  wrongly  summed.     It  should  be  847  Sk.  4  M. 


7  0 

0 

0 

7 

10 

18  14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

18  14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

0  10 

0 

0 

0 

7 

18  14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

18  14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

18  14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

37  8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

731]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  315 

[Foreign  Tour]  [French]        [Stg.] 

To  make  up   a  former      £   s.    d.      £    s.    d. 
balance     .  .  .       0  13     0       0     0     9 

For  powder  lib  to 

day  20  a  wash  ball  7d.       17     0       0     16 
26  To  Lady  Fannys  car- 
nush  [?]    . 
To  John 
30  To  John 

To    Neckles  Grisie   and 

Mrs.  Burnet 
To  poor  pilgrims  1  sk. 
Aug*  1     For  John 
To  John 
2  To  John 
To  John 
^londay  6  For  a  moneths  Lodging 
9   rooms    and    a  kit- 
chen and   2    beds  for 
men  servants,   14  sk. 
p.    week,    10|   guinys 
and  6  sk.  and  3  liers  . 
7  To  John 

To  John  was  forgot  to 
set  down  . 
9  To  John 
For  letters   . 
13  To  John 

20  For  2  wagons  at  3  sk.  a- 
piece  for  37  days  to 
this  and  2  days  riding  110  10 
Augt  20  To  John 

22  To  John  4  guinys 

For  the  Buckie  to  the  ball 
Lug.  25     For  12  doz.  botls  water 
O.S.         to   Mr.   Cockburn 

To  Roclor  for  the  Ball 
and  Super  to  70 
persons     .  .  .   196     7     0     11     0  11 


196 

0 

0 

11 

0 

6 

18 

14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

3 

5 

0 

0 

3 

8 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

110 

10 

0 

6 

4 

4 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

74 

16 

0 

4 

4 

0 

11 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

316 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1731 


[Foreign  Tour' 

[F 

rench] 

[Stg.] 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

To  John 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

To  John 

18 

14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

To  John 

30 

12 

0 

1 

14 

5 

To  the  fidels  at  the  ball 

28 

1 

0 

1 

11 

6 

Wednes-    For  bread  etc.  by  John 

day  28       To  a  cook  at  1  sk  p""  day 

49  days     . 

24 

15 

0 

1 

7 

10 

For  3  weeks  lodging  to 

Monday  27 

147 

'  0 

0 

8 

5 

4 

To  John  at  3  times  3 

guinys 

56 

2 

0 

3 

3 

0 

For  a  weeks  lodging  the 

Sunday  31  Sept.^ 

49 

0 

0 

2 

15 

1 

For  a  chaise  to  the  1st 

of  Sep.  and  horses 

35 

10 

0 

2 

0 

0 

Septm   3    To  John  to  the  10 

74 

16 

0 

4 

4 

0 

and  10     For  Arrack  and  Limons 

10 

0 

0 

0 

11 

3 

Washing  to  Saterday  8 

2  weeks    . 

8 

13 

0 

0 

9 

9 

2     french      caps      Mrs. 

Twiles  at  Aix    . 

6 

18 

0 

0 

7 

9 

11  To  John 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

12  To  John 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

For  12  nights  lodging  to 

Saturday  15  at  12  skill 

72 

0 

0 

4 

1 

0 

To  the  Caposhins 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

To  the  wemen  at  Ger- 

onster  Pohon     . 

18 

14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

To  the  wemen  at  Pohon 

in  Toun    . 

8 

0 

0 

0 

9 

0 

Friday  14  To  the  cook  for  10  days 

8 

10 

0 

0 

9 

7 

To  the  housemaid  Ann 

Mary     Nort     Livoux, 

daughter  of  our  land- 

lord 

9 

7 

0 

0 

10 

6 

*  Probably  a  mistake  for  ist  September. 


I73I] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


3ir 


Foreign  Tour] 

[F 

rench^ 

[Stg.] 

For    a    wanscote    chest      £ 

s. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

and  lock  . 

• 

6 

0 

0 

0 

6 

9 

Saturday  15, 

we  went 

to  Leige  For  a  chaise  12 

days 

.     35 

10 

0 

2 

10 

0 

16  For  the  last  weeks  wash 

8  frank     . 

, 

8 

0 

0 

0 

9 

0 

For  Kains  the  half 

37 

8 

0 

2 

2 

0 

For  a  p^  shoes  my  D. 

5 

0 

0 

0 

5 

7 

mending  shoes 

• 

1 

0 

0 

0 

1 

1| 

2  pr  clogs     . 

. 

8 

10 

0 

0 

9 

7 

letters 

. 

8 

15 

0 

0 

9 

10 

Apoticary's  bill 

• 

1 

13 

0 

0 

0 

14 

7 

1038 

6 

0 

60 

19 

4i 

taken   out    of 

this  washing 

8  13     ( 

) 

washing 

8     0     ( 

) 

shoes  my  D 

5     0     ( 

) 

mending  shoes 

1     0     ( 

) 

2  pr  Cloggs  G 

and  I 

8  10     ( 

S. 

)     31 

3 

0 

1007 

3 

0 

Leige. 

17  Sepm  For  1  lb.  Tee 

• 

7 

10 

0 

0 

8 

5 

To    54j   broad 

hollanc 

I 

for  3  pr  shiets  at  3^ 

) 

Sturs  the  ell 

• 

94 

10 

0 

5 

6 

4 

For  34|  demie 

hollanc 

I 

at  45  Sturs  for  7  Shift 

s 

to  Grisie  . 

, 

77 

12 

2 

4 

7 

4 

5  els  Muslin  for  4  cravat 

3 

45  St. 

• 

11 

5 

0 

0 

12 

3 

2  night  napkins 

• 

5 

6 

1 

0 

5 

11 

196 

3 

3 

11 

0 

3 

'  This  column  is  wrongly  summed  by  Lady  Grisell. 


318  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1731 

[Foreign  Tour]  [French]         [Stg.] 

take  out  the  demi  hoi-      £    s.     d.  £    s.    d. 
land  muslin  and  night 

caps  .  .  .      94     3     3  5     5  11 


S.  102  102  00  00      5  14     4 

For  2  chases 

from  Spa  to 

Leige    that 

caried  8 

persons       .      28     0     0  1  11     6 

A  wagon  for  2 

servants  and 

bagog  .      12     0     0  0  13     6 

a  horse  to  a 

servant       .       4     0     0 

44     0     0       0     4     6 


To  drink  money  to 

Chaises     .  .  .       1     0     0       0     1     If 

To  the  poor  .  .       1  10     0       0     1     9 

19  Sep.      For  diner  at  Barixpay  7 

masters  5  servants      .     14  10     0       0  16     4 
For   a   kain   to   Charles 

Forbes  3  guinys         .     56     2     0       3     3     0 
pay^     his     horse    from 

Spa  .  .  .  .       5     0     0       0     5     7| 

For  5  Nights  at  the  Altas 

Noble  to  Msr  Pontels     250     0     0     14     1     3 
makeing  4  p^  shiets        .       3     0     0       0     3     4| 
a  blunderbush  2  guin.  2 

pr  pistols  2  gu.  .     74  16     0       4     4     0 

Namour. 

For  2  Berlins 

from  Leige    80     0     0 
a  horse  to  a 

servant     .       5     0     0 


85     0     0       4  15     8 


To  Lodging  and  supers 
for    4    nights    for   we 


731] 


OF  lADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


319 


Foreig 

'11  Tour^ 

[F] 

-one 

•h] 

[Stg. 

dined   mostly   in   the 

£ 

s. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

Bishops    . 

96 

3 

0 

5 

8 

2 

To  the  Bishops  Servants 

45 

8 

0 

2 

11 

0 

For  2  Berlins  and  a  Rid- 

ing horse  from  Namure 

to  Shalong  39  guinys 

15  the  riding  horse  was 

5  of  it 

748 

6 

2 

42 

1 

10 

Seeing  the  Castle  of 

Namure    . 

11 

0 

0 

0 

12 

5 

For  bread  etc.  by  John  . 

2 

2 

0 

0 

2 

4 

flay  at  Rosey 

upon  Stra            8     00 

0 

9 

0 

fDind   at   Ritch- 

mount       .           12     0 

0 

13 

6 

For  Diner   at 

erriton      .             4  10 

0 

5 

1 

Super  at  Mash          6     0 

0 

6 

9 

Diner  at  Runion      4  10 

0 

5 

1 

Super  at  Bostogne    9    0 

0 

10 

1 

Diner    at    Mark- 

lange         .             5     0 

0 

5 

7| 

Super   at   Arlong 

impos^  on           16 

0 

18 

0 

Diner  at  Luxen- 

burg          .           12     0 

0 

13 

6 

fthe     2     above 

'^rirMi  iH  r»r^  noTr^ 

77 

0 

0 

S.  1 

616 

17 

2 

90 

18 

4 

Sup<i  at  Carmine, 

the  first  village 

in   Lorain   and 

here  the  Lewi- 

dors^  is  32  livers    6  10 

4 

4 

0 

^  Lady  Grisell  seems  to  use  •  Lewis  dors  '  as  synonymous  to  '  guiny,'  and  the 
ilculations  are  based  on  this  assumption. 


320 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1731^ 


[Foreign  Tour]  [French] 

28  breckf ast  at  Pont-  £    s.     d. 

mush        .  3  10 

lay  and  sup^  at 

Nancy       .  32     0 

wine  upon  the  road  1  10 

29  dind  at  Roviell         6     0 

30  Sup<i  at  Lunavile   20     0 
lay  at  Mercour        15  10 

Oct.  1    Din  at  Alunavile      7     0 

lay  at  Ish     .  7  15 

Coshers  for  going 
out  of  the  road 
3  leigs  to  Luna- 
vile .  48     0 

Seeing  the  Duke 
of  Lorains  Palice 
and  the  Acad- 
amie  .  21     0 

168  15     0 


Oct.  2 


here  the  Lewidor  is  24  livers 
For  diner  at  Jussie 


in  Burgundy 

biskets  etc. 

lay  at  Doncour 
Chato  a  private 
house  and  left 
the  servants 

Dind  at  Dampier 

lay  at  Champain 
in  the  Dutche 
of  Burgundy 

was  serched  here 
overly  and  gote 
a  pass  gave  the 
men 

breckfast  at  Ark- ' 
surtiel 


6 

4 


10 

7 


15 
4 


12 

7 


7  10 


3     2 


3     0 


[Stg.] 
£    s.     d. 
0     2     4 


1  1 
0  1 
0  4 
0  13 
0  10 
0  4 
0     5 


4 
0 
0 
4 
4 
8 
2 


1  12     0 


0 

14 

0 

5 

12 

6 

Sterling 

0 

5 

8 

0 

3 

10 

0  13     8 
0     3  10 


0     6     7 


0     2     8 

2     7 


31]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  321 


[Foreign  Tour] 

stg. 

[French] 

£    s.    d. 

lay  at  Dijon            24 

0 

110 

Cyrop       copilair  ^ 

suger,  etc.              4 

15 

0     4     2 

Maid  at  Dijon           1 

4 

Oil 

5  Dind  at  Nuys         10 

0 

0     8     9 

lay  at  Beaune        11 

0 

0     9     7 

6  Dind  and  lay  at 

Shalong      up 

Soan          .           33 

0 

1     8  10 

servants    twise 

paid          .             3 

0 

0     2     7 

was        stopd      at 

Shalong  3  days 

by    the  imper- 

tinance  of   the 

Bourro  and  paid 

lodging,  etc         24 

14 

117 

A  chase  post  for 

L^  Bin  and  my 

Dear  to  Lyons  160 

0 

361 

1 

0 

7     0     0 

4  servants  in  the  Dili- 

gence to  lyons  . 

• 

48 

0 

0 

2     2     0 

4  trunks  12£  caring 

out 

and  in  8£  . 

• 

20 

0 

0 

0  17     6 

their  supers  at  Macom  3£ 

boat  men  30st. 

• 

4 

10 

0 

0     3  11 

Oct.  9    For  5  places  in  the  Dili- 

gence upon  the  Soan  in 

2  days  from  Shalon  to 

Lyon  us  4  women 

and 

a  footman 

• 

60 

0 

0 

2  12     6 

lay  at  Macom  for  super 

6 

0 

0 

0     5     3 

^  Capillaire.  a  syrup  extracted  from  the  maiden-hair  fern  ;    a  simple  syrup 
avoureii  with  orange-flower  water. 

X 


322  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1731 


[Foreign  Tour 

< 

Stg. 

French 

£ 

s. 

d. 

11 

Dind  at  Roiotin    . 

• 

5  12 

0 

0 

4 

11 

a  coach  at  Lyons  3  hours 

3  16 

0 

0 

3 

5 

letters  12£newl£ 

« 

13     0 

0 

0 

11 

5 

Lyon 

For  Lodging,     au 

guinys  strl     Park  and  enter- 

24 

tainment    6 

Livres. 

nights       .          230 

0 

10 

1 

3 

12 

3  lb.  chocolet 

10 

15 

0 

8 

5 

2  bottles  Genever 

1 

8 

0 

1 

3 

Suger   and   other 

smalls  graps  etc. 

6 

10 

0 

5 

8 

Serchers 

1 

10 

0 

1 

4 

a  clogbag  a  lewi- 

dor  and  24  sous 

25 

4 

1 

2 

1 

a  clogbag  lock 

10 

0 

0 

5 

2  Maps 

3 

0 

0 

2 

7 

harden  bags 

0 

6 

0 

0 

3 

wax  cloath  to 

trunks 

2 

17 

0 

2 

6 

a  pillow  and  cover 

5 

10 

0 

4 

10 

mending  clogbags 

1 

10 

0 

1 

4 

phisick    bag   10s, 

Bowers   Bag  4£ 

18  ft. 

5 

08 

0 

4 

9 

a  chocalet  pot 

9 

0 

0 

7 

10 

303     8     0 


Oct.  23  For  caring  6  chairs  over 

the    Alps    cald    Munt 

Sines  to  men  to  drink  12  0  0  0  10  6 
Sundry  things  layd 

out   by   Bower 

for  Gibson  when 

sick  .  8  11  0     7     9 

For  4  chases  and  a  sadle 

horse    from    Lyon    to 

Turin  giveing  as  din- 
ner and  super  and  car- 


31]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  323 

[Foreign  Tour]  Stg. 

ing  us  over  the  Alps,    [French]  £    s.     d. 

40  Lewidors  .  .  960  0  0  42  0  0 
to   the   Camariers   from 

Lyons  to  Turin  .  8  15  0  0  7  8 
Serchers    the    Duan    at 

Novalies  .  .  .200019 


^1779  13     0     77     9     6 

the  sequin  is  9  livers  10  St.  here 
r31,  Turin 
3et.  27    For  coaches  at  8  Livers 

a  day        .  .  .     28  10     0       1  11     8 

Persico  and  other  waters       6  15     0       0     7     6 

Seeing  Palices  and  other 

places        .  .  .     33     0     0       1  16     8 

La  Boundanc  the  foot- 
mat  [sic]  30  st.  p.  day 
and  something  to  drink      7  10     0       0     8     4 

opera  tickets  .  .      12     0     0       0  13     6 

Mr.  Banker  at 

Turin  Commission  for 
200£  .  .  .     37  10     0       2     1     8 

Lodging  and  entertain- 
ment 5  nights  and  4 
day  at  Turin     .  .   229  13     0     12  15     2 

For  drink  money 
upon  the  road 
la}^  at  Syany         1     0 
30  dind  at  Versiles  15 

lay  at  Navar  1     0 

Serchers  at  Bourg- 

deversail  .  2  10 

(not  summed  into  account) 

For  4  chases  and  a 
sadle  horse  from 


^  Wrongly  summed  by  Lady  Griscll. 


324 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1731 


[Foreign  Tour 

Stg. 

Turin  to  Rom 

£ 

s. 

d. 

in  twenty  dajs 

with  2  mails  a 

day  180  sequins  1710 

95 

0 

0 

the  Coshers  to  . 

drink  4     .           38       1748     0 

0 

2 

2 

3 

6  geografical  maps               18     0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

2120  18 

0 

117 

16 

9 

Millan,  1  November  1731 

a  sequin  here  is  14  livers 

For  seeing  Ecco       4  10 

0 

8 

5 

Tomb            .             4     0 

0 

3 

0 

Palaces,  Liberrary 

Hospitall  in  all  20     0 

0 

15 

0 

2  days  2  coaches     36  15 

1 

7 

7 

Bourgon  footman     4  10 

0 

3 

5 

Lantron        .             1     0 

0 

0 

9 

Cinamon  water         1  14 

0 

1 

4 

the  Countes  of 
Borameas  ser- 
vant brought 
us  chocolet 

Servant  St.  Ber 
nardo 

3  Nights  Lodging 
and    entertain 
ment 

a  footman    . 


Plasentia  here  a  sequin  is  20  Julios 
For    seing    Churches 

Palices  etc.         .  .     18     0     0       0     9     5 

Camarier      .  .  .400021 


2     5 

0 

1     9 

0  15 

0 

0     8 

108     5 

4 

1     2 

8     0 

0 

0 

6     0 

191   14 

7 

3  10 

22     0     0       0   11 


731] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


325 


[Foreign  Tour] 

Parma,  here  and  in  all  Italy  where  we  went  till  we  came 
o  Naples  a  sequin  is  20  and  sometimes  20|  Pol  or  Julios 
0  byoks  is  a  Poul. 

Stg. 


£ 

s. 

d. 

carred  over 

22     0     0 

0 

11 

6 

For    diner    at 

Parma      .           28 

0 

0 

14 

7 

The  5  servants         7 

5 

0 

3 

10 

Milk    .          .             5 

0 

0 

2 

7 

Tobaco         .             3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

wine    .          .             5 

0 

0 

2 

7 

finding  books  was 

lost            .             6 

0 

0 

3 

2 

a  woman  in  Regio     4 

0 

0 

2 

1 

serchers        .          .   1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

frute    .          .              1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

(name    Sending    to    Mr. 

erased) 

0 

5 

61     0     0 

0 

0 

2 

To    Gosolas    ser- 

vant         .             3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

galary 

5 

0 

0 

2 

7 

Theater 

4 

0 

0 

2 

1 

Palaces 

12 

0 

0 

6 

3 

Coachman 

5 

0 

0 

2 

7 

footman 

4 

0 

0 

2 

1 

camarier 

2 

0 

0 

1 

0 

iggie       For  seeng  Palaces     3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

more   .          ,             3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

camaries       .          .   3 
Ddena 

0 

44     0     0 

0 

1 

7 

For  seeing  Paleses  10 

0 

0 

5 

2 

footman        .          .   3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

Passage      gilt 

Severals    . 

13 

0 

0 

6 

9 

326  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1731 

[Foreign  Tour]  Stg. 

£    s.    d. 
Camarrir      .  2     0  0     10 


28 


Bulonia 
10  Nov,  For  sasageses  22  10  0  11     9 


a    Scots    pint    of 


waters 

12 

0 

wax    cloth   to 

trunks 

8 

0 

bad  brandy 

6 

0 

Tobaco 

2 

0 

Messages   to 
Dulioly     . 
books 

1 

6 

0 
0 

2  gramers     . 
Duan  sercher 

6 
2 

0 
0 

seing  palaces 
seing  institute 
Coledge 
Coches 

19 
5 
3 

58 

0 
0 
0 
0 

footman 

9 

0 

Lodging      and 
entertainment 

102 

0 

Camarier 

5 

0 

0     6     3 


0 

4 

2 

0 

3 

2 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

0 

3 

2 

0 

3 

2 

0 

1 

0 

0 

9 

11 

0 

2 

7 

0 

1 

7 

1 

10 

3 

0 

4 

9 

0     2     7 
266  10     0       2  13     2 


Loretta 

16  For  lodging  only 

12 

0 

0 

6 

3 

fish 

3 

5 

0 

1 

9 

Seing  St.  Casa 

6 

0 

0 

3 

2 

Seeing  Treasurs 

6 

0 

0 

3 

2 

a  footman    . 

2 

0 

0 

1 

0 

to    a    woman 

Pilgram    . 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

731]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  327 


Foreign  Tour 

Stg. 

a  guid  to  Cascad 

£ 

s.  d. 

at  Teriiy  . 

3 

0 

0 

1     7 

33     o     0 

To  Camariers  upon 

the  road 

17  Dind  at  Matcher- 

S'td'  •               • 

1 

5 

0 

0     8 

lay  at  Toranteens 

1 

5 

0 

0     8 

18  Dind     Ponta    de 

latravo 

2 

0 

0 

1     0 

lay  at  Seravala 

1 

5 

0 

0     8 

19  Dind  at  Foligna 

1 

0 

0 

0     6 

lay  at  Spoletta 

1 

5 

0 

0     8 

Dind  and  lay  at 

Terne 

2 

0 

0 

1     0 

Suger  plumbs  and 

frute 

4 

8 

0 

2     4 

Dind  at  Narni 

1 

0 

0 

0     6 

lay  at  Uticoly 

1 

0 

0 

0     6 

a  Prist  at  Narni 

to  see  reliks 

3 

0 

0 

1     7 

Dind  at    Chevita 

costelata  . 

1 

5 

0 

0     8 

lay  at  Castle  Nov 

1 

0 

0 

0     6 

1 

0 

0 

0     6 

1 

5 

0 

0     8 

1 

0     24  18     0 

0 

0     6 

479     3     0 

12 

9  10 

We  came  to  Rome  the  23  Novmr  at  one  a  clock  of  the 
day  1731,  here  a  sequin  is  still  20  Julios  or  Pols  in  some 
payments  |  poul  more,  a  sequin  is  2  Phillips,  there  is  half 
phillips  and  quater  phillips  which  is  2  and  a  half  Poul.  A 
Powl  is  10  byocks,  there  is  half  and  quarter  pouls  and  5 
quotrins  for  a  byock. 


alios 

by. 

q- 

1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

6 

6 

0 

0 

0 

3 

2 

5 

5 

0 

0 

2 

9 

20 

0 

0 

0 

10 

5 

3 

0 

0 

0 

1 

7 

3 

0 

0 

0 

1 

7 

328  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1731 

[Foreign  Tour] 

Rome,  23  Novmi-,  173.  Stg. 

For    passage    at     the 
bridge 

Duan    serching    bagage 
overly 

At  the  Port  for  bagage 

Mrs.  Gotten  a  sequin 

Mr.  Hays  man  for  wine 

wax  candle  . 

a  hamper  and  cords  for 

wine  .  .  .490024 

Suger  at  16  byocks  the 

Yb 8     5     0       0     4     4 

Coaches  at  12  pouls  p^. 

day  .  .  .   144     0     0       3  15     0 

Lodging  and  entertain- 
ment 3  times  a  day  ex- 
cept Tee  and  suger  for 
8  days  3  sequins  a  day 
at  20  Julios,  in  all  24 
sequins      .  .  .   480     0     0     12  10     0 

to  the  cook  2 


testoun     .             6     0 

0 

3 

to  the  camarier       3     0 

0 

1 

to    the    maid    a 

testoun     .             3     0 

0 

1 

12 

0 

0 

to  vincent  the  footman 

27 

0 

0 

0 

14 

L^  M         I's  servant 

6 

0 

0 

0 

3 

Sir  Thomas  Derhams 

servant     . 

6 

0 

0 

0 

3 

Mr.  Hays  servant 

6 

0 

0 

0 

3 

Countes    Bolanetis    Ser- 

vants 

6 

0 

0 

0 

3 

Corsini   the   Pops 

Nephews  servants 

6 

0 

0 

0 

3 

Prince  St.  Abonys  ser- 

vants 

6 

0 

0 

0 

3 

OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


329 


Foreign  Tour 

Stg 

Books    of    Travel?^ 

>    Mr. 

.Fiilios  hy.   t|. 

Elphistoii 

• 

33     0     0 

0 

17 

2 

For    seeing    Mo- 

saickwork 

3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

Bustas 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

St.  Chorls  Church 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

villa  Borghese 

4 

0 

0 

2 

1 

Borghese  Palice 

3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

Farnesi  Palic 

3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

the   famous   Bull 

there 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

Pamphili  Palic 

3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

Barberini  Palice 

6 

0 

0 

3 

2 

Justiniani  Palic 

3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

the  Vatican  . 

4 

0 

0 

2 

1 

Villa       Pamphili 

Pal  . 

4 

0 

0 

2 

1 

seting  up      coach 

ther 

6 

0 

0 

3 

2 

the  Amphitheater 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

Collona  Palic 

3 

0 

0 

1 

7 

For  entering  the 

■ 

Kingdom        of 

Naples 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

Mala  Duan  . 

4 

0 

0 

2 

1 

Naples  Duan 

5 

0 

56     0     0 

0 

2 

7 

ecm  5     For  4  Chases  by  the  Pi 

■o- 

catcho    and    a 

sadle 

horse    from    Rom 

to 

Naples  in  5  day? 

i  \vi 

th 

2  Mails  a  day  - 

26  ! 

iC- 

; 

quins  and  2  to  drink 

560     0     0 

14 

10 

8 

S  1398  19     0     36     8     2 


330  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1731 


15     9     4 


£ 

s. 

d. 

0 

2 

11 

0 

2 

7 

0 

2 

0 

0 

1 

2 

0 

0 

9 

0 

0 

3 

[Foreign  Tour] 

Naples,  Wedensdav,  5  Dec^  N.S.,  1731. 

Stg 
For  2  Doz  Naples  D.  c.  g. 

chena  plats  7  2  0 

6  basket  chamber 
pots  .  0  6  4 

5  water  basons       0  5  0 

6  Chamber  ston 

pots  .  0  6  0  0     2     5 

8    earthen    pots 

kitchen     .  0  7  2  0     2  11 

3   Kitchen   pots 

more         .  0  3  0 

a  big  water  jar  0  18 
2  sauce  pans  0  0  6 

2  big  blew  and 

white  bonis         0  3  8  0     16 

6   Tee   cups    10 

Coffie  cups  and 

saucers  and  4 

little  bouls  2  5  0  0  10     0 

6  Ivery  Knives 

and  forks  3  8  0  0  15     2 

2  Tee  pots    .  0  19  0     0     9 

a  boyling  and  2 

washing  basons  3  8  0  0     16 

12    cristal    wine 

glases        .  14  0  0     5     7 

12    slight    wine 

glases        .  0  2  4 

2  cruits         .  0  2  4 

10  water  glayses  0  8  0 
12  small  carafs  14  4 
4^  Doz.  wine 

flasks 
2  salet  Dishes 
a  Tee  pot     . 


I 


0 

1 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

3 

2 

0 

5 

9 

0 

2 

1 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

3 

I 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


331 


Foreign  ToiirJ 


Mr.  Douglasses  man's 

service 
Cleaning  the  house 


Stg. 

D.  c. 

S- 

£  s. 

d. 

2     8 

0 

0  11 

2 

0     9 

9 

0     3 

9 

19     7 

3 

3  18 

9 

19  IT 

3 

3  18 

9 

For  33 1  can  Hag- 

abag  for  5  doz. 

Tee  napkins 

fringd  .  23  2  5 
4   doz.   hagabag 

napkins  7  ca.  20  3  0 
4  can  hagabag  2 

tablecloths  2  8  0 

32  Napens  and  4 

Table  cloaths 

of  German 

Dyaper     .         35  0  0 

3  Naples  Dyaper 

Tablecloths  8  5  0 
some   second 

hand  linen         16  8  0 

4  Ian  towels  finer     2  8  5 


109     2     0 


To  Francisko  foot- 
mans  wage      .    8  7  0 

Cooks  wages  at 

6D.  pr  mo.         14  1  0 

Fransiska  the 
maid  15  car- 
lins  pr  Moneth 
to  her       .  0  0  0 


4  13  0 
4  12 
0  11     2 


7     0  0 

1  14  0 

3     7  2 

0  11  4 

1  14  9 

2  16  5 


0     2     5 


23     4     0 


1731       For  house  rent  a  moneth 

nuary  28   to  this  day         .  .     40     0     0 


8     0     0 


332  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1732 


Febr4 


1  Tour] 

D. 

c. 

g- 

( 

k 

£ 

Stg. 

s. 

d. 

making  a  Chimny 
For  coach  and  horses 

a 

5 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

Moneth  to  6  Jan''. 

, 

40 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

For  coaches  to  see  Presa- 

pias,  etc.  . 
For  a  Millan  Chase 

• 
• 

3 
52 

3 
5 

0 
0 

0 
10 

13 
10 

2 

0 

To  Saverios  child  2 

C. 

taylor  2  Car. 

• 

0 

4 

0 

0 

1 

7 

For  mending  smokie 

chimny     . 
To  a  cook     . 

• 

5 
0 

5 

8 

0 
0 

1 

0 

2 
3 

0 
2 

To   Fransisca  the  maid 

of  wages  . 
To  Saverio  of  wages 

• 

at 

0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

2 

lOD.  pr  Month 

• 

14 

0 

0 

2 

16 

0 

To  the  french  cook 

at 

7D.  pr.  Month  . 

• 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

For       the       coach 

a 

]Moneth 

, 

40 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

For  House  Rent  a 

moneth  the 

, 

40 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

For  letters    . 

• 

2 

2 

0 

0 

8 

10 

For    cariing    Chease 
Rome 

to 

• 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

For  two  Millan  chases 

• 

91 

0 

0 

IS 

>  4 

0 

For  bringing  home  the 
chases 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

5 

For  glasses  . 

, 

0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

2 

For  a  Coach  to  see  Presa- 

pias,  etc.  . 
For  a  Balcony  to  see  the 

1 

2 

0 

0 

4 

10 

car  . 

a 

4 

0 

0 

0 

16 

0 

For  a  Lodge  at  the  opera 

a  night 
For  2  trunks 

3 
5 

0 
0 

0 
0 

0 

1 

12 

0 

0 
0 

To  St.  Francis  Church 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

10 

To  Saverio  of  wages 

• 

8 

0 

0 

1 

12 

0 

2] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


333 


rch  6 


Foreign  Tour] 

To  the  French  cook  John 

of  wages  . 
To  Francesca  maid  in  full 
of  3  moneth  wages 
27  For  a  moneth  and  a  half 
house  Rent  to  the  12 
of  March  . 
For  the  coach  a  moneth 

this  day    . 
For  making  30   ft. 

chocalet  in  house  book 
24    pound    coco 

nuts  .  9  6  0 

14  pound  powder 

18  0 
6  6  6 
0  5  3 

18  5  9 


suger 


4  ounces  vinellas 
4  oun  cinamon 


D. 

7 


c. 
0 


0 


Stg. 
£     s.  d 
1     8 


0 


3     10       0  12     5 


60     0     0     12     0     0 


40     0     0       8     0     0 


1  18     5 


0 

7 

2 

1 

6 

8 

0 

2 

2 

Dies 

From  Day  house  Books 

from  5  Dec"i  1731  to 

the    1st    March    1732 

N.S.  .  .  .   603     9     1  120  15     7 

ip.  14   For  House  Rent  a  moneth  40     0     0       8     0     0 


For  Saverias  wages 

10 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

The    Cook    a    moneths 

wages 

7 

0 

0 

1 

8 

0 

To  Francisco  a  moneths 

wages 

1 

5 

0 

0 

6 

0 

To    Nicola    the    Boy    a 

moneth     . 

1 

5 

0 

0 

6 

0 

To  the  Cook  at  Soriento 

of  his  wages 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

For  95  Can  gas  at  22  and 

24  g.  for  beds    . 

21 

2 

0 

4 

4 

10 

To  Nicolla  in  full  wages 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

10 

/  1 


334 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[173: 


[Foreign  Tour] 

Stg 

For  3  chases  to  Putsola 

D. 

c. 

g- 

£ 

s. 

d. 

and  Bara,  etc.  . 

3 

9 

0 

0 

15 

7 

For  expenses   at  Xeros 

Baths,  etc. 

6 

1 

0 

1 

4 

5 

To  the  Chasemen 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

5 

30  For  House  Rent  to  this 

day 

26 

0 

0 

5 

4 

0 

For  a  coach  and  2  horses 

2  jNIoneths 

80 

0 

0 

16 

0 

0 

For  20  packs  of  cards    . 

2 

2 

0 

0 

8 

10 

For  3  chases  to  Castle 

j\Iarc 

6 

0 

0 

1 

4 

0 

To  the  Chase  men 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

5 

To  French  Cook  a 

moneths  wages 

7 

0 

0 

1 

8 

0 

May  2 

To  Saverio  a  moneth 

* 

this  day    . 

10 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

10 

To  Francisco  the  Maid  a 

moneth     . 

1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

0 

To  Nicol  cook   boy  a 

moneth  and  2  days    . 

1 

7 

0 

0 

6 

10 

25 

To  Francisco  cook  bov 

28  days     . 

1 

4 

0 

0 

5 

8 

11448     0     4  291   13     2 


Naples. 


The  Furnitui 

•e  for  our 

House 

i 

At  Portiche  and  removing 

1 

^lay  3 

For  Naples 

1732 

3  Doz  Plates 

116 

0 

4 

8 

2  soup  basons 

0  7  0 

0 

2 

10 

3  Dishes 

0  8  0 

0 

3 

2 

2  Dishes 

0  5  0 

0 

2 

0 

a  boul  1  caraf 

0  14 

0 

0 

7 

12  Jelly  glases 

0  7  2 

0 

2 

9 

'  This  summation  should  be  1458    o    4. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


335 


Foreign  Tour] 

12      Earthen 

Candlesticks  0  6  0 
6  pr.  snuffers  0  6  6 

36  white  Avicker 

chairs    at    15 

grains  the  peace  5  4  0 
3   can   bedin  to 


D.  c.  g. 


Stg. 
£     s.  d. 
0     2     5 
0     2     8 


117 


cookboy   .           0 
a  looking  glas         1 

6 
0 

0 
0 

0 
0 

2 

4 

5 
0 

yron  grate  to 
stove  hal  .           0 

6 

4 

0 

2 

7 

Nails  .          .           0 

1 

0 

13 

0 

2 

0 

0 

o 

Serching      our 

goods  at  Duan    1 
ffelucas  with  goods 

3 

0 

0 

5 

2 

and  ourselves      5 

3 

0 

1 

1 

2 

Whiting     the 
house        .           3 

O 

0 

0 

14 

0 

Cleaning  house        0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

2 

chases  with  ser- 

vants       .           2 

5 

0 

13 

4 

0 

0 

10 

0 

nails  4g 

4 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

Porters  for  caring  goods 
Coper  pots  17  qrtt 
yron  things,  spits,  etc 

8 
8 

5 
6 
0 

0 
1 

8 

1 
1 

0 

14 
14 

8 

0 
5 
4 

To    Saveria    a    months 

wages  to  this  day  .  10  0  0  2  0  0 
To  cook  a  moneths  wages 

to  this  day         .  .700180 

To  Francisco  cook  in  full 

this  day    .  .  .030012 


336  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1732 


1  Tour] 

To  washing  table  linen 
For  32  can  cords 

D. 

0 

c. 

8 

0 

£ 
0 

stg 

s. 
3 

d. 
2 

to  beds 

10  7 

0 

4 

3 

80  yron  rings 
2  ounces  scarlet 

0  2  2 

0 

0 

11 

silk 
Taylor  10  days 

0  6  0 
4  0  0 

0 
0 

2 
16 

5 
0 

more  rings,  etc., 
to  beds 

0  3  1 

0 

1 

3 

632  11 

7  126  12 

8 

5     0 

0       10 

0 

0     6 

0       0     2 

5 

6     2     0 

30  To-daybook  from  the  1st 

March  to  the   1st   of 

July  being  4  moneths 

To  hear  Carastin  ^  sing  . 

Augt.  16   To  cary  a  bed  to  Naples 

For  the  coach  to 

Angelo      .  36     0  7     4     0 

For  the  coach  to 

1  Augt.  7w.         54     0  10  16     0 

90     0     0 
To  the  vanditor  4 

Moneth    1 

Septmi-.     .  53  00     53     3     4     10  13     5 

To  Mr.  Saveria  of 

wages        .  12  50  2  10     0 

To  the  cook  2  ms. 

2  Aug.       .  14  00  2  16     0 
Francisco  Maid  2 

August  3  m.  4  50  0  18     0 

To   Frances   Kit- 
chen boy  .  2  50  0  10     0 

Giovanni  Carestini,  born  about  1705.  '  His  voice,  at  first  a  powerful  clear 
soprano,  afterwards  changed  to  the  fullest,  finest,  deepest  contralto  ever  perhaps 
heard.' — Groves's  Dictionary  of  Music,  etc.  Carestini  made  his  debut  in  London 
under  Handel  on  4th  December  1733.  He  was  a  tall,  handsome  man,  and  a 
very  good  actor. 


J732]             OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE                337 

[Foreign  Tour]  Stg. 

To    Joseph    Kit-  d.  c.  g.       £    s.     d. 

chen  boy  10  Aug.  3  50  0  14     0 
To  Lowrenc  a 

Month  22  Aug.      5  00  10     0 


42 

0 

0 

To  Indian  rute 

• 

0 

5 

0 

0     2 

0 

Portice 

Octr2     To    the    Cook    2 

moneth  2d.  Oct.  14 

0 

2  16 

0 

22  To   Lorensine   to 

this  day  2  mo.      10 

0 

2     0 

0 

ToMushet  .             5 

0 

1     0 

0 

To  Francisco  the 

maid  to  18  Octr.    8 

0 

0  12 

0 

To    Joseph    cook 

boy  to  10  Novr      6 

0 

1     4 

0 

To  Frances  coach- 

man         .             1 

0 

0     4 

0 

39     0     0 
To  Nicola  Gove- 

gho,  coach  1  Mo. 

hire  .  .  .     36     0     0       7     4     a 

To  Guis^  Attanassio  on 

acct.  of  house  rent     .100     0     0     20     0     0 
To  Notaro  di  Roma  pr 

the  Pohcy  .  .^100       040 

For  the  coach  a  Moneth 

by  Toriano         .  .     36     0     0       7     4     0 

For  coach  horses  to  1st 

November  from  Angelo 

viti  a  moneth    .  .     36     0     0       7     4     0 

To  venditor 

at  the  1st  November 

for  2  monthes    .  .     26     6     0       5     6     5 

For  carts  at  4|  car- 

lins  with  goods 

Y 


338  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1735 


[Foreign  Tour] 

Stg. 

d.  c.  g. 

£ 

s.    d. 

from  Portice  to 

Naples 

5 

75 

1 

2  HI 

porters  2  carl. 

each  cart 

1 

80 

0 

7     2i 

to  drink 

0 

30 

0 

1     3^ 

Birris    at    Bridge 

several  times 

1 

0 

0 

4     or 

caring  more  good 

2 

40 

0 

9     7: 

bring  a  press 

0 

25 

0 

1     0( 

puting     up     Da- 

mask curtins 

0 

30 

0 

1     3 

a  cloath  to  cover 

the  carts  . 

0 

30 

12     1     0 

0 

1     3 

For  abed  at  Mr.  Temples       12     0 

0 

4  10 

Naples 

Nov.  15     For  a  tee  boord 

1 

0 

0 

4     0 

1732  a  hagabag  table- 

cloathe 

1 

70 

0 

6  10 

12  rush  chairs 

1 

80 

0 

7     3 

a  coper  pot  24  gr 

ounce 

1 

56 

0 

6    3 

2  doz.  Tee  Nap- 

kins 

7 

20 

1 

8  10 

4  can  hagabag  7 

Carlins 

2 

80 

0 

11     2 

16     0     6 

To  ventitor  in 

pairt  of  100  Ducats 
for  6  moneth  begin- 
ning the  1st.  of  Nov'" 
1732  .  .  .     20     0     0       4     0    0 

To  Caposhins  and  Saints 

Pictors      ..      ..      .080       032 

For  our  coach  from  Angelo 

for  the  moneth  of  Nov^    36     0     0      7    4    C 


1 


733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  389 

[Foreign  Tour]  Stg. 

d.  c.  g.     £  s.     d. 
To  cooks  wage  to 

2  Deer       .  14     0  2  16     0 

To    Lorrance    to 

22  Nov^    .  5     0  10     0 

To  Joseph  under 

cook  in  full  4     0  0  16     0 

Fransisco  Maid  to 

18  Novr.  .  1  50  0     6     0 

For     2    hatts    to 

John  and  James    2  40  0     9     7 

To      Calabria      a 

moneth  15  Dec^    2     0  0     8     0 


28     9     0 
To  Cap*  Piels  ships  crew       2     7     0       0  10  10 
To  horses  to  the  Consols 

coach  etc  .       14     0       0     5     7 

jFriday  14  For  chair  men  etc.         .       12     0      0     4  10 
we  came  To  Caposhins        .  .       0     4     0      0     17 

toNaplesFrom  Day  House  Book 
from  1st  July  to  the 
1st  Decem^'^  being  5 
Moneths   .  .  .  765     0     7  153     0     3 


1733 


To  cooks  wages   to  D.    C.  gr. 

2  January  7     0  18     0 

To  Lowrencon  to 

2  ms.  22  Janr.     12     0  2     8     0 

To  Calabria  cook 

boy  full    .  1  50  0     6     0 

To  Francisco  Maid 

to  18  Jan^.  3     0  0  12     0 

To  a  Cook  Xmas 

daj  .  .  2     0  0     8     0 


25     5     0 


To  Angelo  for 


840  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1733 

[Foreign  Tour] 

2  Moneths  to  the  1st     d.     c.   g.      £     s.    d. 

Febr.         .  .  .     72     0     0     14     8     0 

To  the  vanditor  in  pairt 

of  100  Dt  for  6  moneth 

which  is  not  full  17  D* 

p^    moneth    and    this 

maks  60  Dt^.    . 
For  bringing  cheases 

from  Hammons 
To  Prests     .  0  50 

old  shiets      .  2  50 

James    bedin    in 

ship  .  6  32  15     4 

custom  house  for 


40 

0 

0 

8     0     0 

0 

3 

0 

0     13 
0     2     0 
0  10     0 

trunks       .             3  95 

0 

15 

10 

rubarb          .             2  55 

15 

8 

2 

0 

10 

2 

For  repairing  cheases     . 

1 

2 

0 

0 

4 

10 

teh^2 

To  Mark  Cook  boy  to  6 

feb.  1  mo. 

1 

5 

0 

0 

6 

0 

To  House  Book  in 

Decmr  1732 

165 

7 

8| 

33 

3 

1 

To  D'^  Guiseppe  Atten- 

assio    on    account    of 

house  Rent 

50 

0 

0 

10 

0 

0 

For  lock  and  repairs  at 

Portice 

4 

8 

6 

0 

19 

5 

Naples 

1733 

March  26  To  the  venditor  in 

full  for  Moneths  5 

20 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

For    our    coach    1 

March       .           36     0 

7 

4 

0 

Ditt    to    the    27 

March       .           30     0 

6 

0 

0 

66     0     0 


To  Portice  House  Rent 

for  a  year  .  .   170     0     0     34     0     0 


1733] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


341 


[Foreign  Tour] 

To  the  house  at  Naples 
in  full  of  200  D 

For  letters  by  Hammons 
aco**  in  17  Mon 

To  Sig^.  Spelteras  Jour- 
ney to  England 

To  Ditt  of  wages  5£  Str. 

To  John  the  Cook  in  full 
of  wages  . 

To  Fransisco  of  wages   . 

To  Mark  under  cook 

For  jack  boots        2  82 

buff  britches  1  D. 

42g.  2  42 


For   259   Rottolo 

hambs  36  of  ynJ  25  90 

bring  them  from 
,  Soriento  and 
puting  them  a 
boordintheMoll  2  30 

3  Parmozan  cheases 
165  lb.      .  43  85 


Sterling 
d.     c.    g.    £     s.    d. 
50     0     0     10     0     0 

52     5     9     10  10     4 


To  Erasmus  Hol- 

land 

1 

0 

Mr.  Golds  Maid 

1 

0 

SigJ"  Stefano  a  hat 

3 

0 

Capusins    and 

Preasts 

0 

20 

the    Consul    and 

i 

Tories  servants 

1 

50 

Marquis  R.  . 

1 

0 

Faranta      Mr. 

Temples  man 

1 

0 

Gratcia 

1 

0 

76 

6 

0 

15 

6 

5 

65 

0 

0 

13 

0 

0 

21 

0 

0 

4 

4 

0 

3 

4 

0 

0 

13 

7 

3 

1 

0 

0 

12 

5 

0 

11 

8 

0 

9 

8 

5 

2 

4 

0 

4 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

0 

10 

0 

6 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

4 

0 

9     7     0 


5     3     7 


0     9     3 
8  15     4 


all  sent  home 


72     0     5 


342  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1733 

[Foregn  Tour]  Sterling 

For  Maccarony  at  7|g.      d.    c.  gr.    £     s.     d. 
10,    11,  13,  14  grpr. 
Rott.  all  sent  home  69 
Rottolo  of  it     .         .       8     0     31     1  12     1 


4501     7     0  902  11  10 
For   repairing 

Chases      .  13  50  2  14     0 

Ditt     .  .  3  71|  0  14     9 

Ditt  2D.  94g.  ID. 


73g. 
days  wages  to 
workmen 

4  67 
3  60 

0  18 
0  14 

8 
5 

25 

4 

8| 

For    mending 
sadles 

1  20 

0     4 

10 

caring  trunks  and 
sighting  yni 

postilions  to  ty  on 
bagag 

stra  to  lay  bagage 
right         • 

3  30 
0  05 
0  07 

4 

6 

0  13 

0     0 

0     0 
2 

8 

The  expense  of  our  Jour- 
ney in  the  Kingdom  of 
Naples  to  Rome  51     1     0     10     4    5 

From  Household  book 
from  1  January  1733 
to  the  22nd  of  March 
1733  .  .  .   333     2     5     66  13     0 


4916     1     5|985    9     8 

1  this  in  English  money  at  510  Ducats  for  100£  Sterline  is 
960£  2  shillins. 


^  Lady  Grisell  here  takes  the  ducat  as  worth  3s.  iid.  sterling.  In  the 
editor's  calculations  the  ducat  has  been  taken  as  worth  4s.  ;  hence  the  dis- 
crepancy. 


1733] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


34S 


[Foreign  Tour] 

Bring  back  Rome  ex- 
penc  which  is    . 

2  crouns  is  a  sequin,  a  se- 
quin 20  Julios,  this  in 
English  money  is  138 
guinys£l45  8  6 

reckoning  20  Julios  or 
pauls  half  a  guiny 


Bring  back  Bolome  sum 


d.   Julio  by 
554     2     9 


Sterling 


£     by. 


of 


.1160  13     4 


this  in  English  money  10£ 
10  byocks  to  a  sequin 
57£  16  shillins   . 


Rome,  1733 

March  29  For  our  journey  from 
Terracina  to  Rome 
Apl.  22  For  our  journey  from 
Rome  to  Florence  and 
from  Florence  to  Bal- 
onia 

For  seeing  Churches 
Palices  and  villas  9D 
6  P.  of  it  for  the  great 
Duks  Gallarie    . 

For  Chease  repairs 

For    cords    5p.    caring 
cheases     . 

For  greess    . 

For  porters  to  Duan,  etc. 

For  7  days  coach  Mezar- 
eri  week,  20  pouls 

10  days  at  12  pauls 

For  2  coaches  2  days     . 

To  Mr.  Strods  contribu- 
tion 

To  Mrs.  Cottan      . 


crouns  p.  byocks         Stg. 


164     8     0       43     4     2 


37 

8 

0 

9 

18 

5 

40 

4 

0 

10 

12 

1 

0 

6 

8 

0 

3 

4 

0 

7 

7 

0 

3 

10 

1 

4 

0 

0 

7 

4 

14 

0 

0 

3 

13 

6 

12 

0 

0 

3 

3 

0 

5 

0 

0 

1 

6 

3 

4 

0 

0 

1 

1 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

5 

3 

cr. 

p.  by. 

1 
£ 

s.    d. 

0 

3     0 

0 

1     7 

0 

7     0 

0 

3     8 

344  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1733 

[Foreign  Tour] 

To  JNIr.   Hamiltons  ser- 
vant 
To  coachman 
For  a  syrang  2  D  a  box 

for  it  Ip  3d.        .  .       2     13       0  11     1 

For  2  brushes  Ip.  5  paper 

6      .  .  .  .021011 

To  Angelo  the  footman         5     10       16     9 
To  Lowrensin  to   cary 

him  to  Naples   .  .       4     0     0       110 

To  mend  boots  and 

baginet     .  .  .035019 

Florence    For  repairs  of  Cheases  ID 

9  washing,  etc.  5         .       2     4     0       0  12     7 
For     nails     and     gemlet 

8Sc.  and  caring  chease 

2p 0     2     8       0     13 

For  essenes  for  us  all  and 

orang  butter      .  .     14     9     0       3  18     3 

For  2  ounces  apaplectick 

balsom      .  .  .10     0       0     5     3 

To  the  house  and  cook 

here  .  .  .10     0       0     5     3 

For     letters     for      Mr. 

Temple   3p.  for    our- 
selves       .  ..100         053 
For  a  coach  17  days  at 

9  pauls  p^  day  . 
For  pometam 
For  Lodging  and  enter- 
tainment   at    Madam 

Pettits  for  5  days  50 

9  wax  candle,    suger, 

etc.  5  5  4  .  .     56     4     4     14  16    2 

To  Ditt  14  Days  at  48 

Pauls   a  day   and   to 

servants  2D.      .  .     86     7     0     22  15     2 

Jossipies   For  Ditt  at  a  f  rench  house 


5 

3 

9 

4     0 

4 

0 

1 

5 

0     0 

8 

\ 


1733] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


345 


[Foreign  Tour]  Sterling 

May  26  18  days  40C.  pr  day     or.   p.  by.    £      s.    d. 

french  etc.     3      .  .  .     80     4     8     21     2     4 

house  

brought  all  from   house 

book  .  .  .   554     2     9  145     7     7 


here  a  sequin  is  10  Liners  10  byocks,  and  l£  is  2  pauls, 
and  12  demi  is  a  byock 

Balonia 

15  May      For  2  Cheases  to  Palazzo    £    by    D 
1733  Albegote    with    Lady 

Essex    12£,   voitarins 

men  to  drink  £4  10     . 
For  a  coach  23  days  at 

10  pauls  p'^  day 
For  our  lodging  at  1|  se- 
quin for  26  days 
For  4  linch  pins  2£  rops 

7£    .  .  . 

For  puting  in  cheases  l£ 

mending  pistols 
For  a  saddle 
To  Lowra  the  maid,  2 

pistols  at  36  pauls 
From  House  Book 
Going  Post  to  Franco- 

lina  5|  post  pr  acct.     1037  13     4 

to  be  added  123£  to 

this 

6     3     0 


Vinice 
.11  June 


16  10     0       0  16     6 


131     0     0       6  11     0 


408  10     0     20     8     6 


9     0     0       0     9     0 


4  10 

0 

0     4 

6 

11  10 

0 

0  11 

6 

36     0 

0 

1  16 

0 

420  13 

4 

21     0 

8 

1160  13     4     58     0     8 


For  2  piots  in  3  days  from 
Francolina  9  florence 
sequins  at  21  paul 
which  is  here  21  Linrie 


846 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1733 


[Foreign  Tour] 

and  to  the  rowers  3£     £ 
8  byoks  or  soldis  de- 
vide  this  in  3  pairts  is  126 

painters  maid  2£  paper 
wax  etc.  4£        .  .6 

For  a  Gundala  8  days  at 
8£prday  .  .     64 

For    lodging    and    enter- 
tainment in  a  French 
house  at  35£  per  day 


s. 

d. 

Sterling. 
£    s.  d. 

8 

0 

3     3     2 

0 

0 

0     3     0 

0 

0 

1  12     0 

except  Tee  and  suger 

372 

0 

0 

9 

6 

0 

to  servants  who  served 

us  well 

24 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

for  frute  and  wine  in  the 

piot 

4 

0 

0 

0 

2 

0 

For    seeing    the    Doges 

Palice       and       other 

places 

12 

0 

0 

0 

6 

0 

3  glases  at  glass  work    . 

5 

0 

0 

0 

2 

6 

For  a  Barchella  to  Padua 

48  the  3<i  is 

32 

0 

0 

0 

16 

0 

to  Rowers    . 

4 

0 

0 

0 

2 

0 

idua       For  Super,  breckf ast,  and 

diner    with    S^     Rob 

Broun  and  Neil  Broun 

ConsuU     . 

70 

0 

0 

1 

15 

0 

to  the  servant 

1 

10 

0 

0 

0 

8 

cariing  baggage 

To  a  scrivener  6£ 

6 

0 

0 

0 

3 

0 

To  the  cetcerony  a  pistol 

I  rekon  it 

36 

0 

0 

0 

18 

0 

For  2  Coaches 

20 

0 

0 

0 

10 

0 

For   suger   wax   candle 

etc.  at  Vinice     . 

51 

9 

0 

1 

5 

9 

For  washing  at  Vinice  . 

24 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

Verona  For   grees   to 

cheases     .             5     0 

0 

2 

6 

a  coach  at  Verona    8     8 

0 

4 

2 

I733J  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  347 

[Foreign  Tour]  Sterling 

£      s.   d.  £    s.  d. 
seeing  churches, 

etc.  there  6     0  0     3     0 


19     8     0 


877  15     0     21  18     9 

This  in  English  money  at  2143  £17  7  soldis  for  £50  is 

about  2l£  15s.  6. 

Frankford 

here  4  florins  and  15  Karmitens  is  a  unger 

Flo.  k. 
For  seeing  churches       •       2     7    0 
this  is  about  5  shillins  sterlin 


Vinice 


For  1    lb.    green    1    lb. 

BoheTea  .  .     32  12     0      0  16     4 

For  25  lb.  Chocalet  112  10     0       2  16     3 

For  wax  candle  1,   17, 

letters  17£         .  .     18  17     0      0     9     5 

To  sum  brought  over     .   858     7     0 

To  Mr.  Smiths  Commis- 
sion .  .  .     64     9     0       1  12     3 


S  1087  05     p 
bringdown    2l£  15     6 
and  ad  at  22£ 
in     a    sequin 
228  £18  which 
is     .  .550 


27     00     5 


For   our   Joiu'ney   from    d.     g.    d 
Padua  to  Aix    .  .   627    0     0 


348  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1733 

[Foreign  Tour]  Sterling. 

£    s.  d. 
14|  guiny  From  Padua  to  Trent 

28|  sequins  at  22£ 

15     4     6  

73  16     8  From  Trent  to  Aix 

a  Post  Horse         48  38  6     17 

eating  and  lodgingllO  34  13  16     5 

odd  expences  33  14  4    3     1 

expences    of    2  Florins  Kar. 

cheases     .         398  16  590  42     0     49  15     8 


From   Aix   to   Spa   for 

journey  and  other  l.  Su. 

things  143 1  shillin      .     71  15 


4  10     0 


£93  2     0 


For    our   journey    from 

Leige  to  Valensien  by 

a  particular  account  a 

pairt,  which  particular 

I  must  cary  to  Leger  327  19  0  14  9  9 
For   our   Journey   from 

Valencien  to  Paris  by 

a  particular  account  .  450  4  0  20  12  6 
For    our   journey    from 

Paris  to  Calice  by  ditt.  517  6  0  23  13  11 
To  the  Master  of  the  Sloup 

from  Calice  to  Dover      96     0     0      4     8    0 


1391  09     0 


this  at  1090  Livers  for 
£50  is  near  about  63£ 
Sterling  14  sh. 


1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  349 

[Foreign  Tour]  Sterling- 

Spa  £     s-     d. 

10  July     From  Day  House  Book 

1733  from  this  date  to  the  ^  ^^ 

22nd  Sepm'^.  about        franc     S.  Hers 

£39,  12Stg.         .  1464     5     2     85     8     0 

Sept.  22  For  2  cheases  with  18     0 

2    horses    each 
to  Liege      .         24     0 
2  riding  horses         8     0  0     9     4 

cariage  of  bagage 

and  postilions       7  15  0     2     0 

diner    for    14    at 

Chairfountain     24     5  1  10     3 

Leige,  24  2       night       super 
diner  and  break- 
fast, 7  of  us  and 
2    servants    at 

Mutton  blane      40     0  2     6     8 

Brusles  25  For  3  nights  Lodg- 
ing and  eating, 

6  of  us      .  53     2  3     1  11 

to  servant  of  the 

house        .  2     10  0     2     1 

159  12     0 


1623  17     2 


This  at  1725£  for  100£ 
Str  is  £94     4     6  Stg. 

Paris,  October 

Tewsday  27  From  Daybook  from 
2  Oct.  to  the  date  here- 
of for  5  of  our  selves 

and  Mr.  Horatio  Man  320     0     0     14     2     0 
this  at  1090  Livers  for    , 
£50  stg  is  about  14£ 
2  sh.  Stirling. 


350  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1733 

[Foreign  Tour]  Sterling 

For  lodging  3  weeks  3  £    s.  d. 
days    at    le    otel    der 

Hambourg        315         315  0     0     13  17     6 

Sterling. 
£    s.     d. 
For  our  laces  at  Brusles     63  11     0 
Cambrick  at  Valensien  .     17     2     1| 
Duty  at  Custom  house 

for  Cambrick     .  .       1     3     6| 

For    our   journey    from 

Dover  to  London,  6  of 

us  and  2  servants  p^. 

a  particular  account  .     16     8     8 
To    Mr.    Man    to    clear 

traveling  accounts      .       4     8     0 
For  silver  plate  111 

ounces  and  fashion     .     31  17     6 
For  gilding  the  porangers      12     6 


Leyden. 

Account  from  the  new  stil  that  we  came  to 

Roterdam  which  is  27  May  0  :    stil  of  expenses  only 

for  my  D  Grisie  and  I. 

G.   St.   D.      £    s.     d. 
For  washing  .  .       2     8     0      0     4     5 

For  a  piece  of  7  Snuff 

hander  chiefs     .  .     11  10     0       111 

For  51  Pertian  to  line 

wraper  at  28st  .  .       7     7     0       0  13     5 

To  a  writing  Apron  3|  ell 

armapre  say  28  .       4  11     0  8     4 

To    James    a    pair    of 

Stokins     .  .  .200038 

For  a  pair  pockets         .       17     0      0     2     5 
To  John  a  p^.  stokins    .       2     0     0       0     3     8 


1  14     0       0     3     1 


I73I]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  351 

[Foreign  Tour]  Sterling. 

To  2  pr.  threed  stokins       g.  st.  d.      £    s.    d, 

mine  .  .  .       3  14     0       0     6     9 

For       making      Grisie's 

goun 

For  a  washing       .  .       3     0     0       0     5     6 

For  a  pair  pockets  .       16     0       0     2     4 

For  2  threeds  of  broad 

holland  19i  ell  54  st.       28  10     0       2  12     3 
For    50|    ell    hoU    gris 

shifts  at  37  st.  .  .     91  11     8       8     7  11 

For  2  thrids  of  49  ells 

holland  at  4  gul.         .   130  14     0     11  19     7 
For  16|  holland  at  58 

sturs  .  .  .     52     4     0       4  15     8 

For  Mushets  holland  2£ 

Stirling     .  .  .     21  19     0       2     0     3 

To  Mushet  30  sh.   Str. 

errour  set  in  Leger     .     00     0     0 
To   Mrs.    Clench   for    6 

shirts        .  .  .     95  18     0       8  15  10 

For  tape  at  Harlem       .     10  15     4      0  19     8 
For  2  piece  green  hand- 

erchieff     .  .  .     34     0     0       3     2     4 

For  6  pr  thread  stockins  ^ 

Grisie        .  .  .     21     0     0       1  18     6 

To  5  pr.  thread  stockins 

for  Grisie  2g  18st        .     14     0     0       15     8 
For  2  pr  coUerd  thread 

stockins  errour  .000        000 

For  a  piece  broun 

handerchiefs  errour    . 
For  apron  Mushet  .       19     0      0     2     8 

Utright     For  a  purs  Grisie   . 

silver         .  17  10  1  12     1 

For  a  purs  Rachy 

ditt  .  17  10  1  12     1 

For   a  purs   litle 

gris  —        17    0  1  11     2 


852 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1731 


Foreign  Tour" 

Sterling. 

For  3  velvet  purss 

g- 

St. 

d. 

£ 

s.    d. 

to  them    .          .   4  16 

56 

16 

0 

0 

6     9 

For  2  pr.  gloves  Grisie 

and  I        .          .          . 

1 

8 

0 

0 

2     7 

For  washing 

3 

13 

0 

0 

6     8 

For  10  Dutch  els  yaly  (  ) 

silk  for  a  goan 

70 

0 

0 

6 

8     4 

For  stokins  Grisie  29  2  st. 

2 

2 

0 

0 

3  10 

For  2  pr  under  stokins 

Gris  2  g  2  St.     . 

2 

2 

0 

0 

3  10 

For   a   pr   baver 

stokins      .             3     0 

0 

5     6 

a  pr  baver  gloves     1     4 

0 

2     2 

4 

4 

0 

litle  coffie  pot 

2 

4 

0 

0 

4     0 

a  litle  lock  to  coffie  pot 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0     0:: 

litle  copper  ketle  . 

1 

4 

0 

0 

2     2 

For    a   pr   thread    stok 

under  stokins  Gris 

1 

10 

0 

0 

2     9 

For  4  piece  tape 

10,  5,  7,  6     .          1  12 

0 

2  11 

buttons             .         0     3 

0 

0     3 

1 

15 

0 

For  a  wagone  to  loonup- 

stant         .          . 

6 

0 

0 

0 

11     0 

expenses  at  loonupstant  ^ 

1 

4 

0 

0 

2     2 

put  to  Grisies  slives 

For  4|  ells  hoUen  for  my 

west  coats 

9 

9 

0 

0 

17     4 

For  the  silver  conforture 

34 

0 

0 

3 

2     4 

740 

9 

6 

67  ; 

14  11 

^  This  line  has  been  interlined,  and  no  doubt  refers  to  the  immediately  suc- 
ceeding entry. 


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353 


[Foreign  Tour] 
Mostrick.     At  this  place  37  skillins,  and  each  skilling  10  St. 


IS  m  a  gumy. 

Sterling] 

For  Mushets  goun  at  24 

Sk.  Mks. 

doits 

£    s.      d. 

Mark  10  ells     . 

24 

0 

0 

0  14     0 

Aix 

To  chairman  for  3  days 

3 

0 

0 

0     19 

37  sk.  4 

For  a  doz  glovs  L  Hervie^ 

15 

0 

0 

0     8     9 

Marks  in 

2  doz  Grisie 

26 

0 

0 

0  15     2 

a  guiny 

2  doz  me 

26 

0 

0 

0  15     2 

3  doz  to  give  away 

52 

0 

0 

1  10     4 

2  pr  gloves  Mrs.  Terris 

3 

7 

0 

0     2     2 

2  kains 

5 

0 

0 

0     2  11 

2  nidle  cases 

3 

0 

0 

0     19 

Nidles 

15 

0 

0 

0     8     9 

2  p'"  shoves  my  D. 

9 

0 

0 

0     5     3 

a  litle  silver  plate 

37 

4 

0 

1     1  10 

2  biger  plates  20  crowns 

160 

0 

0 

4  13     4 

callico  for  2  bed  gouns 

lining 

7 

7 

4 

0     3  11 

galoun  and  silk  my  coat 

0 

2 

0 

0     0     1^ 

6  p^  gloves  to  my  D. 

9 

0 

0 

0     5     3 

a      floorishd      handker 

chief  Grisie 

15 

0 

0 

0     8     9 

3  snuff  handkerchief  my 

Dear 

24 

0 

0 

0  14     0 

a  pair  gray  threed  stok- 

ins  me 

8 

0 

0 

0     4     8 

a  pie  boban 

0 

6 

0 

0     0     5 

2  lb.  puder  . 

1 

3 

0 

0     0     9 

For  7|  els  camb- 

letforfrok5sk.37  4  0 

1     1  10 

furniture  buttons. 

etc.            .         10  5  7 

0     6     2 

making  9  sk.  11 

ells  lining  15     27  3  3 

0  16  11 

75 

4 

2 

1  See  p.  302. 


354  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1731 

[Foreign  Tour] 
July  4 

Aix        For  washing 

Chair  8  days  to  Douse 
17  times  each  near  half 

an  hour  at  Douse 
Making  Grisies  seek  and 

mine 
a  box  for  the  heads 
servant  at  Douuse 
For  10|  ell  Indian 

Tafita  Gris         66  0  0 
10  ells  brountafita 

me  .  .  60  0  0 

clohth  for  stay 

bands        .  13  0  0     0     9 

lining  for  the 

sieves        .  4  0  0  0     2     4 


Sterling" 

Sk.  Mks. 

doits 

£     s.    d. 

16     0 

0 

0     9     4 

8     0 

0 

0     4     8 

34     0 

0 

0  19  10 

10     0 

0 

0     5  10 

1     1 

0 

0     0     8 

1     0 

0 

0  0     7 

1  18     6 
1  15     0 

131     3     0 

For  3 1  ell  Dyaper 

Grisie        .  10  4  4  0     6     1 

6  ell  holland  my 

D  drawers  24  0  0  0  14     0 

6  yd.  holland  my 

drawers    .  15  0  0  0     8     9 

13|  ell  holland  3 

aprons       .  54  0  0  1  11     6 


103     4     4 


825     3     2     24     1     9 


Spa,  the  9  July  1731. 

For  a  Neclace  to  me 
a  pair  breast  straps 
13|  ell  holl  for  4  aprons 

Grisie  4  sk. 
2 1  holl  for  pockets 


2 

5 

0 

0     15 

3 

0 

0 

0     19 

54 

0 

0 

1  11     6 

6 

7 

2  . 

0     3  11 

I73I]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  355 

[Foreign  Tour]  [Sterling 

31 1  ell  holl  gris  shifts  at  Sk.  xMks.  doits     £  s.      d. 

4  skil         .  .  .   127     9     0       3  14     7 

3  pr    spectickles    3    sk. 

staff  string  U    .  .442027 

lace  at  15  sk  Grisie 

tuckers     .  .  .     45     0     0       1     6     3 

20  To  John  erour 

a  waterbotle  errour 

a  pr.  threed  stokins       .        6     0     0       0     3     6 

To  Moushets  to  buy  her 

goun  lining         .  .        0     8     0       0     0     6 


250     4     0       7     6     0 
To  the  half  of  the  stons 

andwaxfrute   .  .     37     4     0       1     1  10 


S.  287     8     0       8     7  10 
il43£  18     143£  18s. 

21  For  2  weeks  washing  this     l.    S. 

21  sk.  7    .  .  .      10  17     0       0  12     2 

To  litle  Grisie  I  owd  her 

on  the  last  account  .  3  0  0  0  3  5 
To  the  old   woman    at 

well  .  .  .        0  10     0       0     0     7 

To  the  waganier  5s.  Dick 

Litletonscarinish[?]5s.  0  10  0  0  0  7 
To  Grisie  and  Mrs. 

Burnet  necklaces  .  2  0  0  0  3  2 
To  a  Ball  4  sk.  the  boy 

1  sk.  .  .  .        2  10     0       0     2  10 

Aug.  1     For  a  wash  ball  7  2  lb. 

powder  10  .  .       0  17     0       0     0  11 

For  a  weeks  washing 

saterday  28  July         .       2  17     0       0     3     2 


^  Lady  Grisel  here  changes  skillings,  sous,  and  liers  into  its  equivalent  at  Spa 
in  French  money  of  livers  and  sous. 


356 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1731 


[Foreign  Totir] 

For  a  p^  gray  threed 
stokins 

For  a  Jeronstat  dyell 

For  a  box  to  Phillips  the 
Jesuit  at  Liege 
8  For  a  lb.  powder  5s  a  lb 
this  day  5s. 

For  neckleses  Mrs.  Dal 
rymple  and  I     . 

To  French  horns  . 

To  my  Dear 

For  a  box  to  Mr.  Cartret 

For  4  weeks  washing  a 
sk.  the  day  great  pieces 
6  sturs  doz.  small  5  st. 
shirt,  cravat,and  hand- 
kerchief and  3  st.  shifts 
and  3  sturs  peticoats 

8  handkerchiefs  4  hoods 
to  Grisie  equely  and 
me  14  yd. 
18  2  lb.  I  poweder  a  lb.  this 
day 

a  pr  threed  stockins 

lost  to  Mrs.  Spence 
18  To  my  dear 

For  washing  to  the  sater- 
day  19      . 

For  a  soliter  to  Grisie    . 

For  3  black  neckleses     . 


take  out  pocket    . 


[Sterling] 


1    L.  S. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

.   3  0 

0 

0 

3 

4 

0  5 

0 

0 

0 

3 

e 

1  10 

0 

0 

1 

9 

0  10 

0 

0 

0 

7 

I- 

2  0 

0 

0 

2 

3 

1  0 

0 

0 

1 

1 

2  10 

0 

0 

2 

10 

t   1  0 

0 

0 

1 

1 

4 

0 

0 

0 

4 

6 

31 

5 

0 

1 

14 

10 

0 

19 

2 

0 

1 

1 

3 

0 

0 

0 

3 

5 

12 

0 

0 

0 

13 

6 

37 

8 

0 

2 

1 

8 

10 

0 

0 

0 

11 

3 

3 

0 

0 

0 

3 

5 

3 

0 

0 

0 

3 

5 

138  11 
37  8 

2 

0 

7  16 
2  1 

2 

8 

101  3 

2 

5  14 

6 

Spailing.  L.  S. 

28  For  3  lb.  powder  2  ysday      0  15     0 


0     0  10 


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357 


[Foreign  Tour] 

[S 

terl 

ing 

For  a  weeks  washing 

L. 

S. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

Saterday  25 

4 

5 

0 

0 

4 

9 

Sept.  6 

To  Mushet   . 

18 

14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

Washing 

16 

13 

0 

0 

18 

9 

Shoes  my  D.  5£  mend- 

ing l£       .          .          . 

6 

0 

0 

0 

6 

10 

2  pr  clogs  Grisie  and  I  . 

8 

10 

0 

0 

9 

7 

Leige 

3  articles  in  generall 

account    . 

94 

3 

3 

5 

5 

11 

fine  holland  my  Dear  at 

4  livers  20  els    . 

80 

0 

0 

4 

10 

0 

19  Sepm. 

Leige 

The  articles  of  94  livers 

8s  3  on  the  other  side 
set  by  mistake  in  the 
general  account  is  as 
followeth  : 

34  J  Demi  holland 
at  45  sturs  for  7 
shifts  to  Grisie  77  12  5 

5  ells  muslin  for 


4  cravats           11     5  0 

2  night  Napkins     5     6  1 

46 

15 

0 

2 

12 

Cambrick  fine       46  15  0 

7 

3|  ell  Baskest  which  is 

cambrick 

29 

15 

0 

1 

13 

5 

For  a  pr  boots  to  James 

6 

10 

0 

0 

7 

5 

For  a  pr  shoes  my  Dear 

6 

0 

0 

0 

6 

10 

4  lb.  powder  and  wash 

ball 

1 

5 

0 

0 

1 

4 

Waltins  and  silk  for 

mantle 

1 

10 

0 

0 

1 

9 

Pocket  my  D. 

6 

0 

0 

0 

6 

10 

2  pr.  stokins  to  Gr. 

5 

0 

0 

0 

5 

8 

2  Ink  horns 

0 

14 

0 

0 

0 

9 

John  a  guiny  he  has  not 

acc**ed  for          .          , 

18 

14 

0 

1 

1 

0 

358 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1731 


Foreign  Tour" 

[Sterling] 

the  half  of  the  kams  in 

L.    S. 

£    s.  d. 

the  box    . 

S. 

18  14 

0 

110 

369  17 

3 

20  16     3 

Oct.  12, 

1731. 

Lyon  here  the  guiny  or  Lewidor  is  24  livers 

For  101  ell  fioord  silk  to 

G.  at  20  Livers  the  ell 

210     0 

0 

9     3     9 

10|  ell  my  goun  at  10 

Livers 

105     0 

0 

4  11  10 

lining  and  borders  to 

goun  G.    . 

11  10 

0 

0  10     0 

lining  etc.  to  mine 

6     4 

2 

0     5     5 

my  goun  making  . 

5     0 

0 

0     4     4 

Grisie  goun  making 

5     0 

0 

0     4     4 

Maid 

1     0 

0 

0     0  lOi 

6  head  wires 

0     6 

0 

0     0     3 

mending  James  boots    . 

1  16 

0 

0     1     6| 

Mushet  for  smalls 

0  12 

0 

0     0     6 

a  hoop 

15     5 

0 

0  13     4 

washing  linin 

12     0 

0 

0  10     6 

ell    silk    for     a    sute 

cloaths 

120     0 

0 

5     5     0 

The   Taylors   for   lining 

and  making 

72     0 

0 

3     3     0 

For  making  my  old  sack, 

etc. 

7     0 

0 

0     6     2 

For  mending  James's 

cloaths 

2     0 

0 

0     19 

For  Dressing  a  hat  and 

Turin 

lining 

3     0 

0 

0     2     7 

Oct.  27 

For  stokins  to  my  D.     . 
2  pr  uper  and  4  under 

7     0 

0 

0     6     2 

myself 

28  10 

0 

1     4  11 

Grisie  stokins 

11  17 

0 

0  10     4 

washing  linins 

7     0 

0 

0     6     2 

spectickles   . 

1  10 

0 

0     1     3| 

Millan 

For  washing 

1     0 

0 

0     0  10| 

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359 


Foreign  Tour 

[Sterling 

1  Nov. 

L. 

S. 

£ 

s.    d. 

Bolonia 

For  washing 

11 

0 

0 

0 

9     7 

washing 

S. 

15 

0 

0 

0 

13     2 

660 

10 

2 

28 

17     8 

Rome 

23  Nov^  1731.     20  pols  a  sequin. 

1 

Poul. 

By. 

£ 

s.    d. 

To  my  Dears  pocket 

21 

0 

0 

10  11 

a  Stafe  string 

1 

5 

0 

0     9 

a  Necklace  me 

5 

0 

0 

2     7 

Gloves  my  D 

1 

5 

0 

0     9 

Gloves  me    . 

1 

5 

0 

0     9 

Washing  the  doz.  1  pol 

the  shirts  5  byoks 

18 

0 

0 

9     4 

48 

5 

1 

5     1 

26  Carlin  in  a  Rom 

sequin 

2  Kain  Damaty  for  2  p^" 

pockets  Gris  at5  carline 

261            .              .      . 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4     0 

Naples 

5  Deem. 

1732  A  Kain  and  a  Palm 
ermasin  for  one  apron 

261            ... 

2 

7 

0 

0 

10     9 

6  Kanscord  silk  Rob  36 

cor  for  Grisie     . 

21 

6 

0 

4 

6     5 

25     3     0       5     12 

A  Ducat  is  10  Carlins  and  Terie  is  2  Carlins.  10  grains 
is  a  Carline,  26  or  26|  Carlins  is  a  sequen,  a  Venetian 
sequin  is  27  carlins,  a  Ducat  is  about  4  sh.  stirlin. 


Naples.     Wednesday,  5  Dec^.  N.  S.  1731. 

Due.  Car.  Gr.  £      s.     d. 

Caried  over  25     0     0  5     12 
To  a  capashin  for  siring- 

ing  the  ears        .          .       5     2     0  1     0  10 


360 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1731 


Foreign  Tour] 

[Sterling' 

For  15  Palm  Cloath  11 

Due. 

Car. 

Gr. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

Due.  can  . 

20 

6 

2 

4 

2 

6 

For  tape  3  Carlins  5  g.    . 

0 

3 

5 

0 

1 

5 

For  threed  and  silk 

1 

1 

0 

0 

4 

5 

For  paper  8  g.,  tape  5 

car  .... 

0 

5 

8 

0 

2 

4 

For  powder  2  car  paper 

0 

3 

0 

0 

1 

3 

For  black  ruban   . 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

10 

For  gold  buttons  9  grain 

big  and  4|  gr  small 

the  peice  . 

14 

4 

0 

2 

17 

8 

For  threed  4  g      . 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

For  a  wige  to  Gr  . 

3 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

For  making  and  lining 

my  Deirs  Cloaths  by 

John 

12 

6 

0 

2 

10 

5 

For  making  G.    wastcoat 

and  mine 

0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

2 

For  9^  can  velvet  my 

goun  at  5|  Ducat 

52 

7 

n 

10 

10 

10 

For    a    pr.    black    silk 

stokins 

2 

8 

0 

0 

11 

2 

For  a  can  blew 

cloath       .           7  2  0 

1 

8 

10 

5  and  4  yellow 

serge         .           3  2  2 

0 

12 

9 

5|  ou.  gold  galoun  7  15 

1 

8 

0 

buttons         .           0  8  0 

0 

3 

2 

makeing       .           4  0  0 

22 

jj 

7 

0 

16 

0 

1732 

0 

Seteday 

For  10  ells  Demie  holl: 

G  and  I    . 

9 

0 

0 

1 

16 

0 

January 

9  For  6  spoons  15  D.  6  C. 
5  g.  gote  for  2  old  ones 

3  D.  9  Carlins    . 

11 

7 

5 

2 

6 

9 

To  the  Italian  Master  a 

moneth     . 

3 

3 

8 

0 

13 

7 

1732] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


361 


[Foreign  Tour] 

To   Gibson   of   her   20£ 

12  Legu    . 
For  3  can  Dyaper  for  Dr. 
For  threed  3  g.     . 
To  Musick  Master  a 

moneth     . 
For  coppying  Musick     . 
To  my  Dears  pocket 
For  washing  5  weeks 
12  For  li  xV  Can  Muslin  26 

Cctx    •  •  •  • 


[Sterling] 


1732 

Janr  22 


To  the  litle  Italian  Mr. 
For  fine  sope 
For  a  hat  to  James 
For  a  p'^  shoes  to  me 
To  Doctor  . 

To  the  Mantua  Maker  me 
To    the  Mantua  Maker 

Gris 
For  my  velvet  mittons  . 
For  copiing  music  at  1  C. 

the  4  lines 
For  5  Lottery  Ticket  of 

Millan 
For  Tuning  spinet  a 

month 
For  a  pr.  short  furd  gloves 

me  .... 
To  S.  Carmany  Playing 

master 
For  St.  Josephs  pictor  . 


Due. 

Car. 

Gr. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

32 

4 

0 

6 

9 

7 

3 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

n 

4 

5 

0 

0 

18 

0 

2 

6 

0 

0 

10 

5 

7 

8 

0 

1 

11 

2 

6 

0 

0 

1 

4 

0 

3 

9 

5 

0 

15 

91 

246 

4 

9| 

49 

6 

4 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

10 

1 

4 

0 

0 

5 

7 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

5 

4 

0 

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1 

7 

4 

0 

0 

0 

16 

0 

4 

0 

0 

0 

16 

0 

1 

7 

0 

0 

6 

10 

8 

1 

0 

1 

12 

5 

7 

2 

0 

1 

8 

10 

1 

2 

0 

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5 

0 

0 

2 

0 

4 

5 

0 

0 

18 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

10 

1  Up  to  this  point  the  accounts  are  given  in  full  detail.     Henceforward,  in 
order  to  avoid  repetition,  only  selected  entries  are  given. 


362 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1732 


[Foreign  Tour] 

For  Chera  de  Spanie  is 

wax  and    jostro.  Ink 

and  ostio  [?]  wafers    . 
For  2  Naples  handker- 
chiefs 
For  4  Mesina  handker- 

chieffs 
For  3  can  of  the  10  can 

strypd  armazin  for  my 

Rob  25  C. 
For  a  pr.  shoes  my  D.   . 
For  25 1  can  blew  armazin 

for  curtins  22  Carlins 
For  17  can  snuff  colour 

linins 
For  I  can  black  armaz. 

hats 
For    8    venturs    in    the 

Lotery  at  Rome  for  us 

and  our  grandchildren 
For    8    ventors    in    the 

Lotery  at  Millon  for 

Ditto 
For  Jamie  Mitchell  and 

Mr.  Sausure  in  Rome 

Lottery     . 
For  3  can  strypd  armozin 

of  the  purple  for  me 
1732,  23  C. 

Naples, 
12  Mch 


Sterling] 

)uc. 

Car. 

Gr. 

£ 

s.       d. 

0 

1 

8 

0 

0     9 

1 

8 

0 

0 

7     2 

4 

0 

0 

0 

16     0 

7 

5 

0 

1 

10     0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4     0 

56 

0 

0 

11 

4     0 

37 

1 

0 

7 

8     5 

1 

1 

0 

0 

4     5 

20     2     5       4     10 


18     8     5       3  15     4 


5 


4     0       117 


6     9     0       17     7 


For  4  pr  spectickles  and 

one  case   . 

1 

3 

0 

0 

5 

2 

For  Don  quickset 

0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

2 

For    a    pr.    black    knit 

mittons  G. 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

For    14    palm    armazin 

Cantoush  at  24  c.  Gr. 

4 

2 

0 

0 

16 

10 

For  1|.  1.  p.  green  g  : 

wraper  22^  c.     . 

3 

7 

0 

0 

14 

10 

1732]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  363 

[Foreign  Tour]  [Sterling] 

For    2    cans    p.    green    Due.  Car.  Gr.    £     s.     d. 

peticoat  22i  C.  .        5     0     4       10     2 

For    1    C.    5    palm    g : 

wraper  25  C.      .  .       4     0     6       0  16     3 

For    3    Can    green    for 

Sultain22|C.    .  .675170 

For  2  green  aprons  G:.       278       0112 
For  making  Can- 
tush  G.     .  5  0  0 

green  peticoat     3  0  1 

wraper      .  5  0  0 

ruban  to  peticoat  2  6  0 

Sultain     .  6  0  0 


For    3    snuff    handker- 
chiefs G.  . 

For   2    fether   Tipits    G 
and  I        .  .  . 

For    4    snuff    handker- 
chiefs me 

For  a  p^  shoes  my  D  : 
broun 

For  4  picturs  to  George  . 

For  4  pair  spectickles    . 
29  To  the  Italian  Master    . 

To  the  Playing  Master 
to  12  Mar. 

For    making    3 

gouns  me  5  4  0 

making  1  to  G  :     18  0 


2 

1 

6 

0 

8 

8 

1 

5 

0 

0 

6 

0 

1 

G 

0 

0 

6 

5 

2 

6 

0 

0 

10 

5 

0 

9 

0 

0 

3 

7 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

3 

4 

0 

0 

13 

7 

4 

5 

0 

0 

18 

0 

7     2     0       19     2 


For  2  can  black 

silk  my  D  2  4  8 

making  the  waist- 
coat    .  .       6  2  2 

lineing  and  but- 
tons 


364 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1732 


[Foreign  Tour^ 

making  velvet 

[Sterling' 

britches    .           0  2  2 

Due. 

Car. 

Gr. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

Q 

ft 

ft 

1 

Ifi 

ft 

Naples 

«7 

yJ 

\j 

X 

xu 

\f 

1732  copiing  Musick       14  0 

Italian  Master        3  4  0 

4 

8 

0 

0 

19 

2 

Churches  at  Soriento 

1 

5 

0 

0 

6 

0 

2  handkerchief  snuff 

ones  me    . 

0 

7 

0 

0 

2 

10 

a  Dressing  glass    . 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

2  fans  Gris  . 

5 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

6    aprons    changeing 

colour  22  C. 

9 

6 

0 

1 

18 

5 

2  pr  yellow  stokins  Gr. 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

a  tortoyshel  comb,  Gr.  . 

0 

9 

0 

0 

3 

7 

2  goss  handker  chiefs  G. 

1 

4 

0 

0 

5 

7 

yellow  shoes  Grisie 

0 

0 

0 

3 

2 

a  rid  coffer  with  yellow 

nails 

5 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

Coppiing  musick  . 

3 

2 

0 

0 

12 

10 

a  subscription  for  Musick 

2 

7 

0 

0 

10 

10 

Blooding 

1 

2 

4 

0 

5 

0 

May  12      Carmany  Gordana  play- 

ing Mst.    . 

9 

0 

0 

1 

16 

0 

tuning  spinet 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

5 

Itahan  Master  Mr.  Nicol 

3 

4 

0 

0 

13 

7 

Chuches  which  is  asses 

at  a  Terie  the  whole 

day  and  a  man 

1 

8 

0 

0 

7 

2 

22 1   Can  green   Pertian 

bed  11  C. 

24 

1 

0 

4 

16 

5 

Cutting  Grisie's  hair 

0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

2 

14  binding  music  books 

16  gr.        . 

1 

2 

8 

0 

5 

2 

For  cutting  Grisies  hair 

0 

4 

0 

0 

1 

7 

For  copiing  Corellies 

Musick 

0 

2 

6 

0 

10 

5 

For  3^  can  Armazin  me 

1732] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


365 


[Foreign  Tour^ 

[S 

terl 

ing 

22    C.    changing   gold 

Due. 

Car 

Gr. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

and  white 

7 

1 

5 

1 

8 

7 

To  Nicol  taylor  for  all 

Mantas  18,  carlins  sul- 

tains  8  c.,  cantush  5  c, 

peticoats  3  and  work 

in  the  house  4  carlins 

p  day  and  meat 

9 

7 

0 

1 

17 

9 

1  can  jmdisoy  britches    . 

2 

4 

0 

0 

9 

7 

a  pr  garters 

0 

4 

0 

0 

1 

7 

2  pr  silk  stokins    . 

6 

5 

0 

1 

6 

0 

2  pr  under  stokins 

3 

2 

0 

0 

12 

10 

For  20  gold  loups 

3 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

20  gold  buttons     . 

0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

2 

1732  Account  of  Marbel  bought  at 

Naples. 

May  24      For    2    Marbel    Tables 

Fiore  de  persico  from 

Don  Michel  Dicalabria 

56 

0 

0 

11 

4 

0 

2  wooden  cases 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

Shiping  in  the  Barcelona 

and      custom     house 

officers 

2 

3 

0 

0 

9 

2 

For   the   whole   Marble 

Tables       .          .           3846 

0 

4 

769 

4 

2 

3906     3     4  781     5     4 
take  of  this  for  some  was 

sold  .  .  .   666     0     0  133     4     0 


3240     3     4  648     1     4 
To  sundry  things  by  Mr. 

Man  pr  ace*.      .  .   108     7     0     21  14  10 


3349     0     4  669  16     2 
take  of  Mr.  Man's  Tables    50     0     0     10     0     0 


3299     0     4  659  16     2 
the  whole  drawn  upon  Mr.  Hammon  this  at  510  Ducats 


366  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1732 

[Foreign  Tour] 
for  100£  sterling  is  646£  16  shillins  str.  where  entered  in 
cash  book  300 


346     10 
[Note. — Lady  Grisel  bases  her  calculations  here  on  the 
ducat  =  3/11,  while  in  detailed  calculations  it  has  been  taken 
as  worth  4/  ;  hence  the  discrepancy.] 

[Sterling] 


Portice,  1732 

Due. 

Car. 

Gr. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

July  20      2  pr.  silver  clasps 

0 

1 

5 

0 

0 

7 

a  pr.  velvet  shoes 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

2  pr.  silk  gray  stokins    . 

3 

2 

0 

0 

12 

10 

To  Carmany  for 

singing      .          13  5  0 

2 

14 

0 

hire  of  spinet         .220 

0 

8 

10 

Chases  to  Masters  3  6  0 

0 

14 

5 

copiing  music        .0  4  0 

0 

1 

7 

2  floors 

1 

6 

0 

0 

6 

5 

To  Doctor  Piagiddel 

Potzzos    . 

4 

5 

0 

0 

18 

0 

To  Nicols  for  blooding    . 

1 

4 

0 

0 

5 

7 

For  turning  broun  waste- 

coat 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

5 

For    2    can    velvet    6| 

palm  2  cloks 

16 

5 

n 

3 

6 

4 

1|  can  Armagin  to  line 

cloks         .          .          . 

3 

3 

n 

0 

13 

6 

making    and    ruban    to 

cloks 

1 

3 

0 

0 

5 

2 

To  the  Doctor 

2 

7 

0 

0 

10 

10 

To  Biries  at  the  bridge    . 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

10 

For  5|  can  Dyaper  8  C 

12  servits 

4 

4 

0 

0 

17 

7 

18  long  towills  25  gr.  pr 

can 

4 

5 

0 

0 

18 

0 

1 1  can  3  hagabag  napkins 

0 

8 

9| 

0 

3 

8 

4  can  servants  and  pantry 

1 

2 

0 

0 

4 

10 

2  can  kitchen  cloaths     . 

0 

3 

4 

0 

1 

4 

threed  9  gr.  pr  ounc 

0 

4 

0 

0 

1 

7 

1732] 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


367 


[Foreign  Tour" 

For  4  baths  Ishi  water 

[Sterling^ 

12  barrals  each  bath    ] 

Due. 

Car. 

Gr. 

£ 

s. 

(1. 

15  gr.  pr.  barrel 

7 

2 

0 

1 

8 

10 

caring  it  4  days  3  carhns 

each 

1 

2 

0 

0 

4 

10 

a  tub  9  days 

0 

9 

0 

0 

3 

7 

To  caposins 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

a  can  flanen 

2 

10 

0 

0 

4 

5 

a    pr    velvet    shoes    2^. 

plain  8  car 

2 

8 

0 

0 

11 

2 

ar    gloves    6    C.    2    pr. 

mittons  7  C.      . 

1 

3 

0 

0 

5 

2 

a  pr.  jumps  and  slives   . 

6 

0 

0 

1 

4 

0 

1  can  silk  for  hoop 

2 

1 

0 

0 

8 

5 

2  necleses  8  C.  tape  2  C. 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

staples  Deer  1732 

a  knite  silk  wastcoat 

3 

0 

0 

0 

12 

0 

For  16|  Cann  olive  Dam 

- 

ask  to  be  sent  home  . 

49 

5 

0 

9 

18 

0 

For  rolling  up  silks 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

9 

TomyD.     . 

2 

0 

0 

0 

8 

0 

For  chases  to  Masters  to 

Portice 

1 

20 

0 

0 

4 

9 

For   4   Moneths   tuning 

spinets 

2 

4 

0 

0 

9 

7 

For    tuning    spinets    to 

ysday 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

5 

For  copiing  music 

1 

7 

0 

0 

6 

9 

For  cuting  hair  G 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

For  6  Can  shagreen  my 

XJ  •      •                 •                 •                 • 

9 

0 

0 

1 

16 

0 

velvet  for  Nightgoun     . 

7 

0 

0 

1 

8 

0 

velvet  shag  3|  c  linin    . 

17 

0 

0 

3 

8 

0 

gold  loops  for  Ditt 

4 

0 

0 

0 

16 

0 

a  wige           .          .          . 

4 

5 

0 

0 

18 

0 

makeing  goun,  etc. 

1 

6 

0 

0 

6 

5 

For  a  pair  of  shoes 

0 

8 

0 

0 

3 

2 

Cambrick  weepers 

1 

6 

0 

0 

6 

5 

a  black  sword  and  gloves 

1 

8 

0 

0 

7 

2 

368 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1732 


[Foreign  Tour 

[Sterling^ 

15j  and  a  half  black 

Due. 

Car. 

Gr. 

£     s. 

d. 

cloath 

19 

4 

0 

3  17 

7 

3  can  armazine     . 

6 

6 

0 

1     6 

5 

buttons 

2 

4 

0 

0     9 

7 

making  the  sute    . 

4 

5 

0 

0  18 

0 

making  velvet  sute 

5 

0 

0 

1     0 

0 

armazin 

0 

2 

n 

0     1 

2 

molds  to  velvet  buttons 

0 

5 

0 

0     2 

0 

making  goun  pocks  etc. 

1 

1 

o| 

0     4 

5 

18  palm  cloath  a  full  sute 

24 

7 

5 

4  19 

0 

2  can  5  palm  armazin   . 

5 

7 

7 

1     2 

10 

Damity  for  body  lin 

0 

5 

0 

0     2 

0 

making    the    sute    and 

buttons    . 

4 

5 

0 

0  18 

0 

twist  for  holls  this  should 

not  be       .          . 

0 

5 

0 

0     2 

0 

2  pr.  gray  slipers  . 

1 

6 

0 

0     6 

5 

124 

7 

0 

24  18 

10 

For   my   knit   wastcoat 

this  is  a  green  one  to 

my  D.       .         .         . 

4 

0 

0 

0  16 

0 

makeing  2  seks 

4 

0 

0 

0  16 

0 

a  new  hoop  made 

3 

0 

0 

0  12 

0 

cover  old  hoop 

0 

5 

0 

0     2 

0 

6  can  moyhair  rigote 

14 

4 

0 

2  17 

7 

a  black  fan  . 

0 

3 

0 

0     1 

2 

a  crap  hood 

0 

3 

0 

0     1 

2 

covering  my  jumps 

2 

4 

n 

0     9 

7 

1  can  black  damask 

3 

1 

0 

0  12 

5 

1  can  armaz  to  line  it 

1 

1 

0 

0     4 

5 

making  wastcoat 

0 

5 

0 

0     2 

0 

aples  1732,  O.S.  Dec^.  27 

For  a  velvet  Muff  Grisie 

3 

3 

3 

0  13 

3 

a  p'"  silk  mittons  . 

1 

2 

0 

0     4 

10 

7|  can  broun  velvet 

30 

0 

0 

6     0 

0 

making  2  Robs.    . 

4 

0 

0 

0  16 

0 

10 

2 

0 

2  0 

10 

3 

4 

0 

0  13 

2 

1 

0 

0 

0  4 

0 

2 

5 

0 

0  10 

0 

3 

5 

0 

0  14 

0 

3 

0 

0 

0  12 

0 

4 

5 

0 

0  18 

0 

8 

4 

0 

1  13 

7 

1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  369 

[Foreign  Tour] 

To  6   canes   Poaso   Du-  [Sterling] 

manz    for    my    black   Due.  Car.  Gr.     £     s.     d. 

seek  .  .  .     10     0     0       2     0     0 

7  Jany.  For  12  can  velvet  to  the 

N.S.       Boys         .  .  .     48     0     0       9  12     0 

To  Carmany  playing 

Master,  etc. 
For  Mushets  goun 
Making 
apron  to  her 
Making    and    cloath    to 
James 
Lowrenchiens  cloath 
John  cudberts  cloaths    , 
Drinkmoney  Cagnonies 
20  To  Mrs.  Cagnonies  a  pies 

cambrick  .  .     16     0     0       14     0 

For  a  trunk  with  bras 

Nails 
For  a  book  of  Minuits 
For   a   red    trunk    with 

nails 
For  blooding  by  Nichels 
vomits 
recept    plaster    2    7    in 

gredians  1-6       . 
Scots  pills  from  England 
Gravel  cups  to  cure  it   . 
Feb.  For  beding  to  the  Maids 

Shiets  and  pillabers 
Brazier  8^  w^^  22  gr. 
Stand  and  spaleta  for  it 
pen  knif 

2  clogbag  trunks  . 
belt  for  lead  bag  . 
bars  to  trunks  by  Gartano 
wax  cloth  for  trunks 
paper  27  g.  . 

2  A 


5 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

7 

0 

0 

1 

12 

0 

1 

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0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

0 

10 

4 

3 

0 

0 

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2 

5 

1 

0 

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8 

0 

7 

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0 

10 

0 

1 

8 

0 

0 

7 

2 

1 

7 

0 

0 

6 

10 

0 

3 

0 

0 

1 

2 

9 

1 

4 

1 

16 

7 

0 

4 

0 

0 

1 

7 

0 

4 

0 

0 

1 

7 

1 

2 

0 

0 

4 

10 

0 

2 

7 

0 

1 

2 

370 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1733 


[Foreign  Toui\ 

Sterling 

Due. 

Car 

.  Gr. 

£     s. 

d. 

2     Lamps    from    Lig- 

horn 

16 

3 

5 

3     5 

4 

ib.           For  6  snuff  boxes 

15 

0 

0 

3     0 

0 

cristall  to  my  watch 

0 

5 

0 

0     2 

0 

2  fine  snuff  boxes  Gr.     . 

17 

0 

0 

3     8 

0 

to  the  Banificato  . 

0 

8 

0 

0     3 

2 

Dona  Luisas  blew  Dam- 

ask .          .          .          . 

3 

1 

0 

0  12 

5 

Musick  paper 

0 

8 

0 

0     3 

2 

copiing  musick 

1 

8 

0 

0     7 

2 

11  sword  belts 

3 

3 

0 

0  13 

2 

26  fans 

13 

0 

0 

2  12 

0 

18  fans 

2 

0 

0 

0     8 

0 

2  caps  to  the  boys 

2 

2 

0 

0     8 

10 

To  John  Cuthberts  4 

spoons 

9 

0 

0 

1  16 

0 

more  of  wages 

37 

8 

0 

7  11 

2 

more  6  guinys 

16 

2 

0 

3     4 

10 

more  .         .         .         . 

2 

7 

0 

0  10 

10 

To  James  of  wages  over 

his  fans     . 

4 

1 

n 

0  16 

8 

more  by  John  after  he 

was  gone  . 

2 

0 

0 

0     8 

0 

more  by  John 

3 

0 

0 

0  12 

0 

For  a  wige  . 

4 

5 

0 

0  18 

0 

2|  p.  green  shagreen 

0 

5 

0 

0     2 

0 

2  wige  combs 

0 

1 

0 

0     0 

5 

patches  12  gr. 

0 

1 

2 

0     0 

6 

padisoy  for  clock  . 

3 

7 

3 

0  15 

0 

I  spomalincena  for  hood 

0 

8 

0 

0     3 

2 

irch        For  6  Torteshel  combs  . 

4 

6 

0 

0  18 

5 

For  a  spinet 

1 

4 

0 

0     5 

2 

For    spomalincina    sent 

home  5  can  and  4  pain 

I 

I  take  the  half  and  L. 

Bin  the  other  and  is  . 

8 

8 

0 

1  15 

2 

1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  871 

[Foreign  Tour] 

10  pauls  a  croun,  IG  byocks  a  paul. 


Rome  1733 

Crs. 

Pis. 

By. 

£ 

R. 

d. 

29  March  For  2  wax  Pops    . 

0 

8 

0 

0 

4 

2 

to 
22  April 

For  prints    . 

For  4  copper  Medles 

For    2    Corinthen  brass 

c 

4 

2 
0 

0 
0 

1 
1 

12 
1 

6 
0 

pops 
For  2  gold  crouns  and  a 

2 

0 

0 

0 

10 

6 

silver  croun 

4 

3 

5 

2 

2 

10 

For  a  discription  of 
Rome 

1 

6 

0 

0 

8 

4 

For  2  marbel  weights  for 

Frolenc 

paper 
For   2   volums    of    the 

0 

4 

0 

0 

2 

1 

25  April 

gallary    of   the    great 
Duke 

25 

2 

0 

6 

11 

4 

10  vol.  Italian  books 

6 

4 

4 

1 

13 

9 

2  alabaster  figurs 

1 

0 

0 

0 

5 

3 

For  a  putter  tee  pot 
For  Barminis  Mistres  off 

0 

6 

4 

0 

3 

3 

a  Statue   . 

0 

0 

4 

0 

0 

n 

To  Mrs.  Colmans  coach- 

man 

0 

5 

0 

0 

2 

7 

For  a  wooden  box  with  a 

lock 

1 

2 

0 

0 

6 

3 

For  2  Lyons  of  Marbel    . 

1 

0 

0 

0 

5 

3 

For  my  gandchild  Hel- 

lens  Pictor 

8 

0 

0 

2 

2 

0 

For  3  Pictor  of  Mr.  Baillie, 

my  Daughter    Grisie, 
and     my    grandchild 
Gris  by  Mr.  Martine  . 

36 

0 

0 

9 

9 

0 

frames  and    glases    and 

box  to  ditt 

16 

1 

0 

4 

4 

6 

For   making   my   Dears 

wastcoat  . 

4 

0 

0 

1 

1 

0 

For  lutstring  at  36  pauls 
pr  lb.        . 

16 

0 

0 

4 

4 

0 

372 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1733 


[Foreign  Tour] 

[Sterling] 

Crs,  Pis. 

By. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

Dressing  hair  and  wires 

1     9 

6 

0 

10 

3 

For  my  lutstring  . 
Bolonia 

16     0 

0 

4 

4 

0 

1733 

May 

15  A  Sequin  21  paul,  2  pauls 

a  livre, 

10  bycocks 

is  a 

paul,  and  12  Dinis  a  byock. 

L.   B. 

4  pr  filosel  stokins 

21     0 

0 

1 

1 

0 

For  seeing  palaces 

6     0 

0 

0 

6 

0 

To  the  Copsin  Convent 

2  10 

0 

0 

2 

(i 

For  cariing  spinet  to  St 

Donis 

1     0 

0 

0 

1 

0 

To  Prists      . 

1     0 

0 

0 

1 

0 

Bolonia,    For  a  pair  jack  boots     . 

22     0 

0 

1 

2 

0 

1733, 

For  wire  and  dressing 

May 

hair 

1  10 

0 

0 

1 

6 

For  a  whip  to  John 

2  10 

0 

0 

2 

6 

For  tobaco  powder 

5     0 

0 

0 

5 

0 

For  the  box  in  the  opera 

house 

85     0 

0 

4 

5 

0 

cushen  in  the  box 

10  14 

0 

0 

10 

8 

cloath  to  ly  over  the  box 

8     6 

0 

0 

8 

4 

18  Tickets  to  the  opera 

30  10 

0 

1 

10 

6 

2  opera  book 

2     0 

0 

0 

2 

0 

For  caring  pictors 

1     5 

0 

0 

1 

3 

a  book  of  what  is  to  be 

seen  here 

1     0 

0 

0 

1 

0 

mending  my  watch 

3  10 

0 

0 

3 

6 

letters  6£.  10s. 

6  10 

0 

0 

6 

6 

For  a  pictor  of  the  Autom 

40     0 

0 

2 

0 

0 

For  a  wax  cloth  curtin  to 

Chease 

4     0 

0 

0 

4 

0 

puting  it  up 

2     6 

0 

0 

2 

4 

1733 

Venice 


A  vinecian  sequin  is  22  Lieris,  a  Florence  sequin 
2l£. 


1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  373 


[Foreign  Tour" 

"Sterling 

11  June     For  a  book  of  the  curi- 

L.  B 

• 

£    s. 

d. 

ositys  here 

2     0 

0 

0     1 

0 

Baucaches  history 

36     0 

0 

0  18 

0 

A  Map  of  Venice  . 

31     0 

0 

0  15 

6 

a  Map  of  Germany 

3     0 

0 

0     1 

6 

the  lives  of  the  Painters 

12     0 

0 

0     6 

0 

Plans  of  houses     . 

37  10 

0 

0  18 

9 

For  2  lb.  tryackle  with 

boxes 

13     0 

0 

0     6 

6 

hipocacuana 

6     0 

0 

0     3 

0 

Sir  Robert  Brouns  Nurs 

22     0 

0 

0  11 

0 

Sir  Robert  Brouns  Ser- 

vants 

6     0 

0 

0     3 

0 

General  Shulenbergs  ser- 

vants 

4     0 

0 

0     2 

0 

Seeing  a  Newranberge 

show  of  Christs  birth 

and  passion 

1  10 

0 

0     0 

9 

Sir  Rob*  Broiuis  garner 

2     0 

0 

0     1 

0 

a  barber 

1     0 

0 

0     0 

6 

at  a  gundaliers  weding 

to  fidls 

2     0 

0 

0     1 

0 

For  a  wastcoat  to 

Jacome     . 

76     5 

0 

1  18 

2 

For  Mush     . 

15     0 

0 

0     7 

6 

tobaco  pip  case     . 

5     0 

0 

0     2 

6 

a  spung  l£  5s  esher  l£, 

steel  and  flint  6s 

2  11 

0 

0     1 

6 

3  whisks 

0  16 

0 

0     0 

5 

3  pr  spectickles     . 

2     0 

0 

0     1 

0 

stuflfine  to  cushen 

2     0 

0 

0     1 

0 

For  9  1  brack  camblet 

8|  lirie 

8  10 

0 

0     4 

6 

12  bratch  shogreen  5£  . 

60     0 

0 

1  10 

0 

make  cantush  and  seek 

c^LO*                   •                •                • 

16     0 

0 

0     8 

0 

5   brach   a   la  mod   for 

sandella    . 

45     0 

0 

1     2 

6 

374  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1733 


[Foreign  Tour] 

L.  B. 

Sterling 
£     s.   d. 

black  lace  for  mittons 

• 

2     5 

0 

0     12 

masks 

• 

3     0 

0 

0     16 

a  black  cap 

^ 

25     0 

0 

0  12     6 

For    the    half    of    the 

Apoticarys  bill  . 

• 

11  10 

0 

0     5  11 

1733 

Frankfoord 

For  2  pair  havers 

Fl.  K. 

stokins 

• 

6     0 

0 

0  14     0 

For  5  Doun  pillows 

• 

13     0 

0 

1  10     4 

For  30  of  their  ells  for 

pillabers  . 

• 

13     0 

0 

1  10     4 

For    45 1    lb.    hamb 

H 

sture 

• 

6     1 

0 

0  14     0 

3  10 

0 

0     4 

1 

3     0 

0 

0     3 

6 

9     9 

0 

0  11 

0 

50  17 

2 

2  19 

3 

25     3 

2 

1     9 

4 

44  48     0 
this  at  4  flarans  15  kamtins  to  ane  unger  and  ane  unger 
10  sh.  strline  is  £5,  5  shillins  sterling. 
Aix  la  Chaple,  10  July  1733,  N.S.    Livers. 
For  a  pr.  of  shoes  to  me 
Spa        glovs  at  15  st.  Doge  Skin 
baver  skin  gloves  6  pair 
Baver  at  23  sk.  peticoat 

and  clock 
Castor  clock  at  11  12     . 
For  6  ell  castor  for  frok 

and  wastcoat     .  .     69  15     0       4     14 

Sep™  To  Mr.  Hays  subscrip- 

tion 
the  Judge  at  Dimburgh 
13  drawings  of  the  Foun- 

tons,  etc. 
3  pincils  to  my  boys 
a  wanscote  chist  w*  a  lock 
wax  f  rute     . 
a  play  to  little  Grisie     . 
2  Kain  strings 


37  10 

0 

2     3 

9 

30     0 

0 

1  15 

0 

10     0 

0 

0  11 

8 

1  10 

0 

0     1 

9 

6  10 

0 

0     7 

7 

8     0 

0 

0     9 

4 

2     0 

0 

0     2 

4 

2     0 

0 

0     2 

4 

1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  375 


[Foreign  Tour] 

Sterling 

Livers. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

capashiens  in  convent    . 

22 

10 

0 

1 

6 

3 

carvie  box    . 

1 

0 

0 

0 

1 

2 

2  Peutter  salts 

1 

0 

0 

0 

1 

2 

a  tortoy  shell  snuff  box 

Gr 

VJI     •      •                      •                      •                      • 

7 

0 

0 

0 

8 

2 

For  Japan  Dressing  boxes  28 

12 

2 

1 

13 

4 

a  quadreel  box 

15 

3 

0 

0 

17 

8 

5  Ivory  boxes  and  2  dyels 

42 

10 

0 

2 

9 

7 

6  kains  and  a  head  to  one 

22 

0 

0 

1 

5 

8 

a  comb  trea 

2 

0 

0 

0 

2 

4 

5  brushes 

2 

10 

0 

0 

3 

1 

To  the  wemen  at  Geron 

State 

18 

18 

0 

1 

2 

0 

the  wemen  at  the  Pohone 

11 

7 

2 

0 

14 

3 

For  Lodging  at  the  Loup 

for  11  sk.  pr.  night  from 

10  July  to  31  Aug.     . 

291 

10 

0 

17 

0 

1 

at  8  sk.  to  22  Sept. 

88 

0 

0 

5 

2 

8 

Anna  Mary        doughter 

18 

15 

0 

1 

1 

10 

the  maid 

2 

10 

0 

0 

3 

1 

Spa 

Sep.  22      For  mending  cheases 

and  sadles 

114 

5 

0 

6 

13 

3 

a  cheas  for  4  persons  to 

go  to  Geronstat  at  3  sk. 

p'^  day  in  the  season 

and  2|  sk.  after  it 

96 

10 

0 

5 

12 

7 

To  a  cook  72  days 

36 

0 

0 

2 

2 

0 

a  sute  cloathes  to  James 

78 

10 

0 

4 

11 

7 

James  of  wages  half  a 

guiny 

9 

7 

2 

0 

10 

6 

John  Cudbertson  wages, 

2  guinys   . 

37 

10 

0 

2 

2 

0 

For  letters   . 

38 

3 

0 

2 

4 

2 

For  washing  5  sow  shirt 

and  cravat  and  hand- 

kerchief 4  sows  shifts 

376 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1733 


[Foreign  Tour]  [Sterling] 

and  a  skillin  the  Doz.  Livers.  £    s.     d. 

on  all  other  pices       .     55     8  0       3     4     7 
a    cours    sheat  for   the 

trunk        .  .  .       2  10  0       0     3     1 


Leige 
Sep.  23 


For  12  ells  lace  6|  sk.  10 

ell  13  sk.,  10  ell  19  sk.  179  0 

2  ells  lace     .          .          .     33  18 
19  p^  gloves  Lady  HarvieM  4  5 

3  pr  mens  gloves  to  give 

away         .          .          .       3  15 

a  purs  Donohow  .          .       1  10 


0 

10     8 

10 

0 

1  19 

6 

0 

0  16 

7 

0 

0     4 

4 

0 

0     1 

9 

Brusles      For  bring  brass  trumpet 
25  from  Ipers 

a  surgeon  to  Grisies  arm 
Seeing  Arch  Dutches 

Palice  etc. 
Lodging    3    nights    and 

eating  6  of  us 
muslin 


1  10     0       0     19 
4     0     0       0     4     8 

4  10     0       0     5     3 


6     4     0       0     7     3 


Paris,^    friday,  20  October  1733. 

24  livers  a 

Lewidc 

)r 

or  guiny. 

For  2  J  ell  cloath  . 

55 

0 

0 

2     8 

1 

7|  ell  silk  lining    . 

37 

10 

0 

1   12 

10 

a  pr.  stokins  to  the  cloaths  15 

0 

0 

0  13 

1 

a  pr.  stokins  or  sheverin 

18 

0 

0 

0  15 

9 

a  pr.  baver  stokins 

9 

0 

0 

0     7 

10 

a  pr.  worset  stokins 

10 

5 

0 

0     9 

0 

a  pr.  thick  traveling 

stokins 

3 

0 

0 

0     2 

7 

a  Hatt 

17 

0 

0 

0  14 

10 

5  duz  butons  to  cloath  . 

5 

0 

0 

0     4 

4 

plying  etc.  to  ditt 

5 

0 

0 

0     4 

4 

'  See  p,  302. 


'  Paris  accounts  given  in  full. 


1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  377 

[Foreign  Tour]  [Sterling] 

Livers.  £      s.     d. 

making  ditt  .  .     10     0  0       0     8     8 

2  wigs  a  ty  one  and  a  bob 

3  Lew.          .          .          .     72     0  0       8     8     0 
taylors  man           .          .       1     0  0       0     0  lOj 
baver  gloves  at  35  sturs     13  10  0      0  11     6 


Paris 


271     5     0 

For  ane  Alamad    5 

9 

0 

0 

4 

9 

hood  to  me 

a  duzon  combs 

9£,  3  of  tor- 

toyshel  12£     21 

0 

0 

0 

18 

4 

making  my  vin- 

ice  silk  Rob       8 

0 

0 

0 

7 

0 

a  sheneel  Pala- 

tine          .         6 

0 

0 

0 

5 

3 

6  ells  black  lace  30 

0 

0 

1 

6 

3 

8  ells  narow 

black  lace        12 

0 

0 

0 

10 

6 

puder  puff  10 

St.  wires  10  s.    1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

io| 

black  gass  hood, 

etc.  .          .         9 

0 

0 

0 

7 

10 

thick  travel- 

ling stockins     3 

0 

0 

0 

2 

7 

Baver  skin 

gloves  at  35 

st     .          .20 

0 

0 

0 

17 

6 

115     9     0 

For  a  gass  head     4 

0 

0 

0 

3 

6 

For  caps  quilted 
for  dressing 
4  of  them  5  15     0  0     5     0 


378 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[1733 


[Foreign  Tour] 

[Sterling 

Livers. 

£ 

s.     d. 

For  wires  10  st. 

patches  l£ 

puff  10s.  . 

2 

0 

0 

0 

1     9 

to  a  tire  woman 

for  dressing 

3 

0 

0 

0 

2     7 

13    ell    floord 

silk  goun  and 

coat  26st.      i 

338 

0 

0 

14 

15     9 

6  breads  white 

satin  with  a 

deep  floord 

border  for  a 

Jupon 

132 

0 

0 

5 

15     6 

Neclaces  slav- 

ages  and  ear- 

rings 

30 

0 

0 

1 

6     3 

Alamode  hood 

5 

0 

0 

0 

4     4 

Sheneel  Tipit 

4 

10 

0 

0 

3     9 

a  duzon  of 

combs 

9 

0 

0 

0 

7  11 

a   flowrd   and 

silver  tipet 

5 

0 

0 

0 

4     4 

a   black   ladd 

Hood 

90 

0 

0 

3 

18     9 

white  rubans 

1 

4 

0 

0 

1     0 

Mantua  maker 

16 

0 

0 

0 

14     0 

a  sute  Muslins 

12 

0 

0 

0 

10     6 

fringe  at  7  st 

8  ells 

2 

15 

0 

0 

2     4 

Muslins    for 

fashus 

6 

6 

9 

0 

5     6 

making  fashus 

and  washing 

them 

1 

13 

0 

0 

1     5 

2  pr  shoes    . 

12 

0 

0 

0 

10     6 

4    pr    Imbro- 

dered  shoes 

20 

0 

0 

0 

17     6 

1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  379 


Foreign  Tour 

[Sterling' 

Antoylage 

Livers. 

£     s.      d. 

head 

13 

0 

0 

0  11     5 

3  ells  aunage, 

3£  10s.      . 

10 

10 

0 

0     9     2 

2   ells  aunage 

5£    . 

10 

0 

0 

0     8     9 

palatins 

10 

0 

0 

0     8     9 

thick  travel- 

ing stokins 

3 

0 

0 

0     2     7 

Baver  gloves 

35  St.  the  pr. 

20 

0 

0 

0  17     6 

Antoylage  sute 

37 

0 

0 

1  12     2 

803  13     9 

1 

1190     7     9 

1 

Paris 

Oct.  11 

To  the  person  < 

of 

1733 

Lord  Walgraves 

Chaple 

• 

6 

0     5     3 

Sn^    Bellonys 

Bill 

from    Buro 

at 

Rome 

12 

0 

0  10     6 

Description  of 

Paris 

15 

0 

0  13     1 

3  cookry  Books 

6 

15 

0     5  11 

a  book  of  beasts 

> 

3 

10 

0     3     0 

4  unbound  books 

of 

• 

6 

10 

0     5     8 

4    places    in    the 

opera  house 

• 

32 

0 

0  18     0 

seeing  observato^, 

palices,   and 

churches 

18 

0 

0  15     9 

Madam  la  Duches 

and  W.  Lessis 

otels  etc.    . 

• 

8 

0 

0     7     0 

380 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


[Foreign  Tour] 

Cardinal  Richlieu's  Livers. 

Monument     .       4    0 
Seing  looking  glass 
work     .  .       4  10 


[1733 

[Sterling 

£     s.    d. 
0     3     6 

0     3  11 


116     5 

0 

For  a  lisenc  for  a 

coach  to  the 

country 

6 

0 

0 

5 

3 

errour  15  An   order  to  see 

versyles 

Diner  at  Mudin 

8 

6 

0 

7 

8 

Lodging  and  eat- 

ing a  night  at 

versyle 

43 

12 

1 

18 

1 

Diner  at  Marley 

7 

8 

0 

6 

6 

Lodging   a  night 

and   eating   at 

St.  Jarmens  . 

24 

0 

1 

1 

0 

Diner  at  . 

9 

18 

0 

8 

7 

black    pudins    at 

St.  Jarmans  . 

2 

12 

0 

2 

3 

a  botle  ratafia  3£ 

drams  12  st   . 

3 

12 

0 

3 

2 

Seeing  Lamule  . 

3 

0 

0 

2 

7 

The  Dary  there 

1 

4 

0 

1 

0 

St.  Clou  etc. 

4 

16 

0 

4 

2 

Menagery 

3 

0 

0 

2 

7 

Treanon   . 

3 

0 

0 

2 

7 

Marly  seeing  things 

4 

4 

0 

3 

8 

the  water  machine 

near  Marley  . 

3 

0 

0 

2 

7 

Seeing  Mason    . 

3 

0 

0 

2 

7 

17  crossing  the  river 

Sean 

1 

10 

0 

1 

3 

James    the   foot- 

man or  Jacome 

2 

0 

0 

1 

9 

134     2 

0 

1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  381 


[Foreign  Tour] 

1733 

[Sterling' 

Paris        To  Caparan  teeth 

Livers 

. 

£     s.    d. 

drawer 

96     0 

4     4     0 

tooth  powder    . 

1  15 

0     16 

teeth  water 

G     0 

0     5     3 

For  12  botles  Laii 

de  Carin 

10     0 

0     8     9 

hungary  water  . 

6     0 

0     5     3 

119 

15     0 

For    a    toothpice 

case       .  .       10     0  0     8     9 

4  knives  14£  a  pen- 

knif£l  .       15     0  0  13     1 

2  razors    ..60  053 

a   St.    Clou   shoe 

snuffbox         .       24     0  110 

another  St.  Clou 

box       ..60  053 

2    doz.    St.    Clou 

hefts  for  knives     24     0  110 

5  salt  botles  .50  044 
2  pr.  siszers  .40  036 
hinges  to  2  boxes 

of  Ivory  .60  053 


For    ane    Eparn 

±\j\j       yj 

\j 

french  silver  . 

205 

0 

8  19 

4 

a    pr    ditt    Candle 

ka. 

sticks    . 

22 

0 

0  19 

3 

2  pr  ditt  candle- 

sticks   . 

48 

0 

2     2 

0 

2  salts  of  ditt    . 

12 

0 

0  10 

6 

a  p^.  snuffers  and 

pan 

10 

0 

0     8 

9 

2  snuff  pans 

12 

10 

0  10 

11 

2  frute  plates  of 

ditt 

26 

0 

1     2 
1      n 

9 

382  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK  [1733 


[Foreign  Tour' 

For  14  ells  floord 

Sterling" 

silk  Mally  Mit- 

Livers. 

£ 

s.       d. 

chell  £16,  lOst.    231 

0 

10 

2     1 

making  the  sute 

12 

0 

0 

10    c 

a  geneel  tipet  Mrs. 

Mitchell 

5 

0 

0 

4     4 

a   tipet    to    Miss 

Johnston 

12 

0 

0 

10     6 

a    handkercheff 

Lady  Louth  . 

12 

0 

0 

10     6 

2  p^  rufles  to  my 

boys  T  and  G 

34 

0 

1 

9     9 

2  knoted  tipets  to 

give  away 

6 

0 

0 

5     3 

an  imbroyderd 

handkerchieff 

6 

0 

0 

5     3 

a  block  to  dress 

' 

upon     . 

2 

0 

0 

1     9 

- 

—320     0     0 

1733 

- 

Paris. 

Oct.  15 

To  one  Mr.  Menzies 

8 

0 

0 

7     0 

reading  new  prints 

1 

0 

0 

0  10| 

Mr.  Knights  coach- 

man 

3 

0 

0 

2     7 

Mrs.    Horner s 

coachman 

3 

0 
—  15 

0 

2     7 

For  the  prints  of 

versyles 

20 

0 

0 

17     6 

pocket  books  from 

nuns 

31 

0 

1 

7     1 

nidle  books  from 

nuns  Ms  Howard 

6 

0 

0 

5     3 

blew        marking 

threed  7|  small 

hanks    . 

2 

5 

0 

1  11 

. 

—  59     5     0 

1733]  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  383 

[Foreign  Tour] 

For  the  coach  and 

2  horses  and  our  [Sterling] 

own  2  horse  3 

day  to  Marsils  Livers.  £     s.    d. 

etc.        .  .       12     0  0  10     6 

Jacome  the  foot- 
man drink     .20  019 

14     0     0 

For  a  coach  and  2 

horses  at  10 

Livers  p^  day      230     0  10     1     3 

to  the  coachman     12     0  0  10     6 

Lewis   Mr.   Mans 

servant  .30  027 

245     0     0 

Tewsday,  27  For  the  otel 

for  3  weeks  and  3  days 
servants  in  Lodging  .  12     0     0       0  10     6 

To  John  Cudbert 

of  wages         .       24     0  110 

ditt3iLewider         90     0  3  18     9 

ditt  6£  9£  .       15     0  0  13     1 

129     0     0 

Jacomo     .  .       43     0  1  17     8 

a  lacd  hat  7£  lace 

15  .  .        22     0  0  18     3 

footman  Martins 

place     ..90  0     7  10 

530     0     0 
For  washing      .  .         20     0     0       0  17     6 


132-16  Stg.^     2884     4     9  126     3     8 


^  This  is  Lady  Grisell's  jotting  as  to  the  value  of  the  Paris  expenditure,  but 
if  24  livres=;^i,  is.  as  she  states  elsewhere,  it  is  difficult  to  see  how  she  arrives 
at  her  result. 


384 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


Memorandums  for  Earl  Hadinton  and  Mr.  Baillie  in  their 
Travelling.'     Oxford,  March  10th,  1740. 


Inns  in  France 

Dijon  . 

St.  Loois. 

Lyons 

.     Au  Pare. 

Nismes 

a  L' Orange. 

Montpellier  . 

Cheval  blanc. 

Avignon 

.     Au  Pelican. 

Aix 

.     Au  Bras  d'Or. 

Marseills 

.     Aux  treze  Cantons. 

Valence 

.     A  la  Post. 

Monteumant 

.     A  la  Post. 

Toulon 

.     Notre  dame  de  Petie 

Narbon 

.     A  la  d'Orade. 

Beziers 

.     A  la  Croix  blanche. 

Carcassone  . 

.     Au  Lion  d'Or. 

Castlevaudon 

.     Au  Lion  d'Or. 

Toulouze 

.     Au  bon  Pasteur. 

Montauban  . 

.     Au  Tapis  Verde. 

Bourdeaux  . 

Chez  Madame  Bennet. 

Xaintes 

.     L'Ecu  de  France. 

Nants 

.     Vis  a  vis  les  Carmes. 

Angers 

.     L'Ours. 

Samur 

.     Trois  Maures. 

Tours 

.     A  la  Galere. 

Orleans 

.     Notre  dame  de  Chaise. 

Estampes     . 

.     A  la  Post. 

Inns  in  Italy 

Turin  . 

La  Bonne  Femme. 

Milan  . 

Le  Faucon,  Al  Puozza  o'  Tre  Re. 

Genoua 

.     La    Croix    blanche    ou    Santa 

Martha. 

Leghorne 

Lion  blanc  ou  Croie  d'Oro. 

^  These  'Memorandums'  are  contained  in  a  note-book  of  120  pages, 
8"  X  6",  and  are  not  in  Lady  Grisell's  handwriting,  though  evidently  of  her 
composition. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


385 


Pisa     . 
Florence 


Sienna 
Rome 


Naples 
Bologna 
Ferrara 
Venice 


Padona 

Vicenza 

Verona 

Modena 

Reggio 

Parma 

Piacenza 

Luca  . 

Mantua 


Ceremonies. 

Collins's,  an  English  house,  but 

a  French  house  in  Via  Magia 

to  be  preferd. 
Trc  Re. 
Monocos    al    Trinita  di   Monte, 

best  apartments  20  crouns  a 

month. 
II  Cappello  Rosso. 
Al  Pellerino. 
Lione  Bianco. 
Chez   Monsieur   d'Hemy   sopra 

ill    Grande    Canale    extream 

good. 
Re  e  Regina  d'Inghilterra. 
Le  due  Rote. 
Le  due  Torre. 
St.  Georgio. 
Giglio  Coronato. 
Alia  Posta. 
La  Croce  Bianca. 
II  Corallo. 
Lione  d'Oro. 


Wesel 

Dusseldorp 

Cologn 

Bonn  . 

Coblentz 

Mayentz 

Frankfort 

Wurtzburg 

Donawert 

Nuremburg 

Ausburg 

Munick 

Inspruck 

Trent  . 


Inns  in  Germany 

Le  Baisin  Bleu. 

Hoff  van  Holland 

Hoff  van  Holland. 

Der  Stern. 

Lillie. 

Gulden  Crannerin. 

Gulden  Engel. 

Gulden  Swaan. 

Gulden  Sunne. 

Gulden  Haan, 

Le  Raisin  d'or. 
.     The  Daler. 
.     Gulden  Rosen. 

Gulden  Rosen. 
2  B 


886  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

Directions  for  Holland 
In  general  avoid  lodgeing  at  any  English  or  Dutch 
house,  they  being  the  most  imposing,  the  French  the  best. 
A  rule  never  to  be  departed  from  throw  all  Holland 
is  constantly  to  make  an  agreement  first  for  every  thing 
you  get,  or  in  imploying  anybody  if  but  for  a  message, 
or  you  will  be  greatly  imposed  upon  and  pay  duble.  If  you 
use  them  with  sevilety  and  show  them  you  will  not  be 
bubbled  the}'  will  use  you  well,  but  in  no  way  will  bear 
rugh  treatment,  and  are  ever  ready  to  impose  upon  any 
they  see  ignerant  and  careless. 

At  Rotterdam 
Avoid  the  English  house  the  most  impertinently  im- 
posing of  any  we  met  with.  If  Mr.  Baillie  the  banker  be 
alive  send  for  him,  or  for  Mr.  Knaghten  a  banker,  both 
Scots  men,  either  of  them  will  be  usefull  to  you,  when 
they  know  who  you  are. 

At  the  Hague 
Send  for  Monsieur  Piere  Daniel  Tonyn  sur  le  Corte 
Vyverberg  he  is  brother  to  Capn.  Tonyn,  he  will  assist  you 
in  anything.  Lodge  at  Mr.  Adams  at  the  Golden  Star 
and  Lyon  in  the  Korte  Houtstraet  near  the  plain.  There 
is  an  ordinary  which  it  is  very  right  to  dyn  at  when  you 
do  not  stay  long  in  a  place,  to  see  the  manners  and  ways 
of  different  peojDle,  but  a  disagreeable  thing  to  be  con- 
stantly in  a  croud  of  straingers.  Here  you  must  go  and 
wait  upon  the  King  of  Britains  Minister  if  there  is  one, 
and  so  you  must  do  where  ever  you  go  where  the  King  has 
a  Minister.     If  he  returns  not  yoiu*  visit  go  no  more. 

At  Amsterdam 
Send  for  Mr.  James  Wedderburn,  INIerchant,  a  relation 
of  yours,  he  will  assist  you  in  any  thing,  he  lives  over  de 
Illustre  School  op  de  flucale  Burghwall.  Lodge  at  the 
Bible  and  Orange  in  the  Warmer  Straet  or  Ville  de  Lions. 
Hear  the  fine  organ  in  the  great  church. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  887 

At  Leyden  lodge  at  the  Castle  of  Antwerp  on  the  Kopen- 
burgh.  The  Phisic  Gardens  and  other  gardens  there  are 
worth  seeing. 

At  Delft  see  the  Prince  of  Oranges  Tomb. 

At  Harlem  see  the  Bleech  field,  a  fine  sight  when  covered 
with  cloth. 

At  Utrecht  lodge  at  the  Casteel  van  Antwerp  op  de 
ganse  Markt.  If  the  Prince  and  Princess  of  Orange  be  at 
Insedyck,  a  house  of  theirs  near  Utrecht,  or  at  their  house 
in  the  wood  near  the  Hague,  or  anj'^  where  near,  you  must 
go  wait  upon  them,  and  get  some  body  to  go  with  you  to 
introduce  you. 

A  Rout  for  seeing  North  Holland 
Hire  voitures  at  Amsterdam  by  the  day,  make  it  in  your 
bargen  that  the  coachman  shall  maintain  himself  and 
horses,  otherways  you  will  be  much  imposed  upon  in  that 
article,  if  you  can  likeways  agree  with  him  that  he  shall 
pay  all  the  passage  and  toll  money,  it  will  be  better,  but 
that  thej^  will  not  like  to  do. 

Let  the  voiture  cross  the  river  in  the  morning  befor 
you  are  ready,  otherwise  you  will  be  detaind,  you  take 
coach  just  at  the  place  where  you  land  on  the  other  side 
of  the  river,  the  first  toun  you  come  to  is  Munickendam, 
from  that  you  come  through  another  toun  cald  Edam, 
but  in  neither  of  those  places  is  there  any  worth  seeing, 
then  go  to  Hoorn  where  you  may  dine  at  the  Dool.^  Befor 
you  come  to  Munickendam  yon  pass  a  village  cald  Brook, 
which  is  remarkable  for  being  built  without  any  order  or 
regular  streets,  the  houses  all  detacht  from  one  another ; 
it  is  very  neat  and  the  inhabitants  reckond  vastly  rich, 
after  seeing  Hoorn  you  go  that  night  to  Enchussen,  the 
best  house  is  the  Toorn  upon  the  shore,  see  the  Stadhouse 
there.     If  you  stay  out  but  two  days  go  from  Enckuyhen 


'  In  most  towns  in  Holland  there  were  '  doelen  '  or  shooting  galleries,  where 
archery  was  or  had  been  practised.  These  either  developed  into  hotels  or  gave 
the  name  to  many  hotels  which  still  exist.  The  old  '  Dool '  at  Alkmaar  still 
survives,  in  the  courtyard  of  which  people  may  be  seen  even  to  this  day  practis- 
ing archery.     The  word  '  doel '  means  '  mark  '  or  '  aim.' 


388  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

to  Alckmaer  which  is  the  prittiest  toun  you  ^vill  see,  go 
airly  and  you  can  be  back  at  Amsterdam  at  night,  re- 
member to  hear  the  organ  in  the  great  church  of  Alckmaer, 
the  finest  in  the  world.  Lodge  at  the  Dool.^  Between 
Alckmaer  and  Amsterdam  you  come  through  a  very  fine 
coiuitry  which  formerly  was  three  great  lakes  and  stile 
retain  the  names  of  the  Bumerent,  the  Beemster,  and  the 
Scermer,  if  you  stay  out  three  days  go  from  Enchuysen 
to  Medenblyck,  the  best  house  the  Valck,  you  may  be 
early  in  the  afternoon  at  Alckmaer  and  next  da}'^  return 
to  Amsterdam  by  Harlem. 

Some  Account  of  the  Difference  of  Money 
Guineas  are  a  ready  coin  all  over  Holland  and  Flanders 
if  you  can  carry  them  without  discovery,  and  is  better  then 
a  bill  when  the  Exchange  is  36  Eskillings  for  a  guinea, 
the  Eskillings  in  Holland  are  not  so  good  as  in  Flanders, 
those  with  a  star  are  the  best,  those  cald  Mai  Eskillings 
pass  for  a  peny  or  half  peny  less,  they  will  take  non  of  the 
Dutch  Eskillings  for  what  the}''  pass  in  Holland  in  Flanders, 
so  get  rid  of  them.  The  Guilders  which  are  1  shillin  and 
8  pence  of  our  money  are  a  good  coin  and  taken  in  Flanders 
for  the  full  value.  At  Leige  and  Spa  and  all  the  Bishop 
of  Leige's  Country  an  Eskilling  gose  for  10  pence,  so  that 
every  Guinea  passes  for  £1,  10  10,  reckoning  37  Eskillings 
to  the  guinea.^ 

No  money  gose  in  France  but  the  new  French  Louis, 
but  they  are  seazable  at  entring  into  the  country  if  they 
find  above  5  Louis  for  each  person,  but  as  you  loose  much 
by  bills  of  exchange  you  must  hide  what  you  have  and 
show  only  a  little,  Li  a  Louis  there  is  24  livers,  in  a  liver 
20  sols,  there  is  3  liver  pieces  which  is  cald  Ecus  blanc 
and  6  liver  pieces  which  is  cald  Ecus  grand. 

Spanish  or  French  Pistols^  go  best  in  Italy  any  other 


1  See  note,  p.  387. 

^  This  statement  of  Lady  Grisell  hardly  coincides  with  her  accounts,  where 
the  schelling  is  valued  at  a  little  over  6d.,  which  would  appear  to  be  more 
correct. 

'  About  17s.  7jd. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  389 

money  loosing  much,  so  change  your  French  money  for 
Spanish  or  French  Pistols  befor  you  go  into  Italy,  they  go 
all  over  it,  and  so  dos  Florentine,  Genoese  and  Venetian 
Sequins,^  which  last  are  the  best  money,  if  you  can  get 
them  at  the  same  price  they  are  allways  best  but  do  not 
take  them  in  Lombardy.  A  Sequine  is  about  the  value 
of  half  a  guinea,  what  is  cald  a  Roman  croun,  tho  I  never 
saw  the  coin,  is  10  Pauls,  there  is  20  Pauls  in  a  Sequin, 
in  a  Venetian  Sequin  I  think  there  is  21  or  22  Pauls,  a 
Testoon  is  3  Pauls. 

The  silver  money  in  the  Kingdome  of  Naples  is  different 
from  that  all  over  Italy.     In  a  Sequin  there  is  Naples 

ducats,  in  a  ducat  10  Carlins,  and  a  coin  cald  a  terri  which 
is  two  Carlins. 

In  Germany  Hungars  is  the  money  most  curent,  a 
Hungar  is  a  gold  coin  in  which  is  4  Florins  and  some  times 
10  or  12  Karrentari,  60  Karrentari  make  a  Florin,  12 
Karrentari  make  a  Roman  Paul,  Spanish  Pistols  are  also 
good  money  here  and  are  worth  7|  Florins.  In  going  out 
of  the  different  dominions  in  Germany  which  come  very 
quck,  some  times  twice  in  a  day,  you  must  take  care  to 
get  rid  of  j^our  silver  money,  for  what  passes  in  one  terri- 
tory will  not  pass  for  the  same  in  another,  and  they  are  so 
intricat  and  different  little  coins  I  can  give  no  account  of 
them. 

In  every  toun  where  you  stay  a  day  or  more  you  may 
hier  a  servant  that  knows  the  place  and  can  conduct  you 
every  where,  there  is  always  plenty  to  be  had,  but  you 
must  get  your  Land  Lord  to  recomend  and  answere  for 
their  honesty,  since  there  are  many  rogues  amongst  them, 
their  constant  pay  is  a  Testoon "  a  day,  or  the  value  of  it 
alike  all  over  Italy. 

For  seeing  churches  and  palaces  and  most  other  places 
give  a  Testoon,  if  you  see  any  Sovereign's  house  you  must 
give  two  Testoons,  if  you  have  audience  of  any  Sovereign, 
the  guards  and  servants  expect  some  thing  to  drink,  half 
a  Pistol  amongst  them  all  is  sufficient.     At  Rome  a  Croun 

*  los.  5d.  -  IS.  6d. 


390  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

is  enough  to  the  Pope's.  At  the  great  seasons  of  the  year 
if  you  are  there  they  come  again,  as  likewise  the  servants 
of  all  the  Italian  houses  you  go  to,  who  also  constantly 
come  the  day  after  you  have  been  at  their  house  the  first 
time  for  some  thing,  two  Testoons  is  enough  to  give  them 
and  the  first  time  only,  and  again  at  Christianmass  and 
Easter.  If  you  walk  often  at  Villas  you  need  not  give 
every  time.     A  Testoon  now  and  then  is  sufficient. 

At  Rome  you  must  have  an  antiquary  to  conduct  and 
show  you  the  antiquatys  and  raretys  who  ^vill  always  atend 
you  when  you  send  to  him  when  you  go  to  see  any  thing. 
5  Pistols  is  enough  to  give  him  for  all  when  you  go  away. 

Through  your  whole  journey  you  will  be  often  stopt  at 
coming  into  every  different  dominion  to  serch  your  trunks 
for  merchandise  as  they  call  it.  Telling  them  they  may  look 
if  they  please,  at  the  same  time  assuring  them  you  have 
non,  and  giving  them  a  little  money,  will  free  you  from  any 
trouble,  sometimes  a  Paul  in  France,  one,  two  or  three 
livers  accoridng  as  you  have  things  about  you  to  be 
affrayd  of  a  strict  serch. 

At  every  place  you  stay  at,  any  acquaintens  you  meet, 
or  in  some  things  your  Land  Lord  will  inform  you  of  the 
general  price  of  things,  such  as  the  hier  of  your  coach, 
how  much  a  head  for  eating.  All  over  France  the  general 
price  is  25  ^  sols  a  head  for  diner,  and  30  ^  sols  for  super 
and  bed.  But  then  you  must  make  your  agreement  or 
they  will  make  you  pay  a  great  dale  more  and  you  will 
not  be  better  served.  In  Italy  you  only  say  when  you  come 
into  your  Inn  you  eat  a  Pasto  and  there  is  a  fixt  price  all 
over  Italy  for  diner  and  super.  I  think  it  is  2|-  ^  Pauls 
at  diner  and  3  *  pauls  at  super. 

Going  in  to  Italy  over  the  Alps 
We  were  not  at  Leghorn  nor  Genoua  so  can  give  you  no 
derections  about  them.     If  you  go  to  Genoua  Mr.  Jackson 
the  King's  Consul  there  will  be  of  great  use  to  you,  he  is 
an  honest,  civil,  good  naturd  man. 

1  IS.  Id.  -  IS.  74d.  3  IS.  3^cl.  *  IS.  efd. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  391 

You  are  caryd  over  Mount  Senis  in  chairs  by  men,  for 
which  you  give  a  Pistol  a  piece,  and  your  chaises  and  bagage 
by  mulls  for  which  you  must  make  the  best  bargen  you  can, 
there  will  be  fifty  people  tearing  you  to  pieces  to  be  em- 
ployd. 

Turin 

The  first  toun  you  come  to  worth  notice  here  you  may 
see  all  in  two  or  three  days.  Some  houses  of  the  King's 
a  little  way  out  of  town  worth  seeing,  a  noble  prospect 
from  them.     If  there  is  a  British  ]Minister  there  go  to  him. 

Milan 

Here  you  may  stop  three  or  four  days.  There  is  many 
things  worth  seeing,  the  great  Church  St.  Paolo  and  others, 
the  Hospital,  the  Pest  house,  the  house  where  the  Ecco 
repeats  above  fifty  times  ^  etc.,  the  Boromean  Islands 
near  Milan,  which  are  fine,  if  you  go  will  take  up  3  days  to 
go  and  return.  In  the  way  to  Milan  see  the  Chartereax 
at  Pavia. 

At  Piacenza  stop  a  day  to  see  the  Dukes  Palace  and  the 
Theater. 

At  Parma — a  day  to  see  the  galery  of  pictures  and  the 
famous  Theater. 

At  Regio  there  is  nothing,  but  within  two  mills  out  of 
the  road  there  is  a  new  house  of  the  Prince  of  Modena's 
in  the  French  tast  worth  seeing,  to  see  how  inferior  it  is 
to  the  Italian  Palaces,  etc. 

At  Modena — a  day  or  two  to  see  the  Duke's  Palace,  etc. 

Bologna 
This  will  take  up  a  week.  Inquire  for  Mr.  Magnoni  a 
banker  in  our  name.  He  will  be  of  great  use  to  you  when 
he  knows  who  you  are,  and  is  an  honest  man,  ask  also  for 
Sigre.  Barnachi  -  the  famous  singer  and  Sigre.  Sandoni  ^ 
the  husband  of  the  Cuzone,  they  will  be  pleasd  to  be  of 
service  to  any  of  our  family.  See  the  Institute — the 
Churches — Palazo  Sanpieri,  Palazo  Tavi — Pal.  Bonfiglioli 

'  This  is  the  '  Ecco '  Lady  Grisell  paid  3s.  5d.  '  for  seeing.' 
*  See  p.  xlix.  ^  See  p.  xlix. 


392  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

— Pal.  Zambeccari — Pal.  Magnani — Pal  Monti.  They  are 
best  stored  with  paintings.  The  Toun  house  cald  Palazo 
Publico.  Without  the  toun  the  Convents  of  St.  Michall 
in  Bosco,  the  Certosa  and  Capuchins.  There  is  here  the 
famous  Signora  Laura  Bassa,  a  learned  lady  who  is  made  a 
doctor ;  she  is  very  affable  good  company  and  makes 
straingers  wellcome  that  come  to  see  her ;  Mr.  Magnoni 
will  introduce  you  to  her. 

At  Loretta  half  a  day  is  enough  where  there  is  only  the 
Santa  Cassa  and  the  riches  in  it  to  be  seen. 

Betwixt  Loretta  and  Rome  you  must  see  the  famous 
cascade  at  Terni,  which  is  but  2  or  3  leagues  going  and 
coming  out  of  your  road. 

At  Rome 

Here  so  many  things  are  to  be  seen  that  it  will  take  you 
up  some  months  and  you  must  have  an  antiquary  to  con- 
duct and  show  you  every  thing.  The  only  one  I  know  is 
Sigre.  Marco  Parker  al  Caffe  Inglese  in  Piazza  di  Spagnia. 
He  is  an  English  man  and  cousen  to  Mr.  Parker  the  Beedle 
at  Oxford. 

At  Naples 

Here  you  need  no  derections,  only  inquire  for  the  Marquis 
Rinuccini,  Mr.  Consul  Allen  and  Mr.  Hammond,  who  are 
so  good  friends  of  ours  they  will  conduct  and  derect  you 
in  every  thing.  I  only  desire  you  woud  wait  upon  Made- 
moiselle Louise  Cagnony  and  her  sister  where  ever  they 
are  and  they  will  make  you  acquainted  with  any  other  of 
our  friends.  See  Portici,  where  we  lived,  and  Soriento, 
where  we  past  some  time  very  agreeably. 

A  list  of  posts  from  Naples  to  England  by  way  of 
Germany  which  we  came  ourselves  and  what  is  worth 
seeing  in  the  different  places  we  came  to. 

Naples  to  Rome  posts  to  pay 

Naples  to  Aversa,  Post  Royall  .  .  .  •     1^ 

To  Capua       ........     1 

To  Francolino         .......     1 


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393 


posts  to  pay 
To  St.  Agata  .......     1 

To  Carigliano  where  there  is  a  river  to  pass,  pay  3 
carlini  for  each  Chaise.      .  .  .  .  .1 

To  Mola  ........     1 

Here  you  show  your  pass  which  you  get  at  Naples 
and  pay  some  thing  to  avoid  having  your  trunks  opend. 
2  carlins. 
To  Itri  .  .  .  .  .    ■      .  .  .1 

To  Fondi 1 

To  Terracina  where  ends  the  Neapolitan  State  and 
there  is  a  chain  where  you  pay  one  Carlino  per 
Chaize     ........      1 

To  Capaccie  .......      1 

To  Piperno    ........      1 

To  Casa  Nuova       .......     1 

To  Sermoneta  .......     1 

To  Cisterno    .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .1 

To  Veletri ■  .  .  .1 

To  Marino      ........     1 

Here  they  will  insist  upon  puting  3  horses  to  each 
shaise  which  they  cannot  oblige  you  to,  having  no  order. 
To  Torre  di  Mezza  via     .  .  .  .  .  .1 

To  Rome       ........     1 


in  all  18| 


At  going  into  any  great  toun  you  pay  only  common 
post,  at  seting  out  from  a  great  toun  you  pay  Post  Royal, 
which  is  a  post  and  a  half  for  only  one  post  of  way.  Coming 
into  Rome  they  drive  you  directly  to  the  Customehouse 
to  have  your  bagadge  serched.  Give  a  Festoon,  and  if 
they  do  not  suspect  you  have  counterband  goods,  they 
will  be  very  sivil  and  just  open  your  trunks  and  look 
into  them,  but  if  you  have  any  thing  seasable  you  loose 
it  if  they  find  it.  Put  your  Bibles  or  prayer  book  in  your 
pocket  or  hide  them  in  the  sate  of  the  chaise  which  is 
seldome  serched,  or  they  will  certainly  take  them  from  you, 
or  any  English  books  they  think  heretical. 


394 


THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 


In  the  Neapolitean  State  you  pay  11  Carlini  per  chaise 
every  post  and  3  Carlini  to  each  postilion. 

In  the  Roman  State  you  pay  8  Pauls  for  your  horses 
every  post  for  each  chaise,  2  Pauls  to  each  postilion  and 
3  pauls  for  a  single  horse. 

Rome  to  Florence 


Rome  to  La  Storta,  post  Royal 

•                   • 

• 

« 

n 

Passing  the  gate  1  paul  per  chaise 

To  Baccano   .... 

.     1 

To  Monte  Rossi 

.     1 

To  Ronciglione 

.     1 

To  the  Mountain  of  Viturbo 

.      f  post]  6  pauls  each 

ToViturbo    .... 

f  post       per  chaise 

To  Monte  Fiasconc 

.1 

To  Belsena  do  not  ly  here 

.      1 

To  St.  Laurenzo 

f  of  a  post )  6  pauls  each 

To  Acqua  Pendente 

1  of  a  post )      per  chaise 

To  Centino     . 

.     1 

To  Re  di  Coffano  a  good  place 

to 

ly  at      . 

ii 

To  Rieorso     . 

To  La  Scala  . 

To  Torriero    . 

To  Bon  Convento  . 

To  Montarone 

To  Sienna 

Here  see  the  dome  and  church,  they  are  fine  pices  of 
Gothick  Archetecture,  the  Chapel  Chigi  is  very  rich,  the 
floor  of  the  church  deserves  particular  notice,  it  is  the 
finest  in  Europe  and  make  them  take  the  boards  of  the 
pavement.  Off  the  church  see  the  Library  painted  in 
Fresco  after  the  desins  of  Ra])hael,  oposit  to  the  Church 
see  an  hospital  erected  by  a  shoe  maker,  see  the  Market 
place.    Sennesino  ^  that  was  so  long  in  England  has  a  house 

^  Francesco  Beinardi  detto  Senesino,  one  of  the  most  famous  sopranists  of 
the  century,  born  about  1680  at  Siena,  received  his  musical  education  from 
Bernacchi,  and  was  brought  to  England  by  Handel.  '  In  1739  Senesino  was  liv- 
ing in  Florence,  and  sang  a  duet  wilh  ihe  Archduchess  Maria  Tleiesa  there. 
He  died  about  1750.' — Grove's  Dictionary  of  Music  and  Musicians, 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


395 


here  and  will  be  glad  to  see  you  if  he  is  at  home.     Lodge 
at  the  3  kings. 


Sienna  to  Castiglioncello 
To  Pogibonsi 
To  Le  Tavernelle 
To  St.  Cassiano 
To  Florence  . 


1 
1 
1 
1 
1 


A  French  house  in  the  Via  Magia  is  the  best  to  lodge  at, 
where  we  were  well  used,  Collins's,  an  English  house  there, 
is  generally  full  and  not  the  most  reasonable.  All  English 
houses  or  any  English  body  you  employ  abroad  for  any 
thing  are  generally  the  first  and  readyest  to  impose  upon 
you,  therefor  to  be  avoided,  or  at  least  be  much  upon  your 
guard. 

If  Mr.  Mann  is  stile  Resident  here  he  will  conduct  and 
take  care  of  you  in  every  thing.  In  case  he  is  not  I  set 
down  what  follows.  See  the  galary,  which  imploys  you 
several  days,  ask  for  the  Copys  in  Brass  of  the  4  famouse 
status  that  are  in  the  Tribuna,  where  there  is  inumerable 
fine  and  curious  things,  as  there  is  in  every  part  and  room 
in  that  galery.  The  great  Church,  which  is  larger  every 
way  then  St.  Pauls  in  London ;  behind  the  great  alter  in 
the  dome  is  an  unfinisht  statue  of  a  dead  Saviour  by 
Michal  Angelo.  See  Giotto's  Tower  from  whence  there  is 
a  fine  prospect  of  the  Citty  and  Country.  Observe  the 
gates  of  the  Baptistry,  particularly  that  facing  the  church. 
It  is  the  finest  piece  of  work  of  that  kind  perhaps  in  the 
world.  The  little  chappel  under  St.  Lorenzo  where  the 
bodys  of  the  great  Dukes  are  reposited  is  the  design  of 
Michal  Angelo  and  several  of  the  statues  in  it  are  by  his 
own  hand.  The  Library  of  St.  Lorenzo,  the  entrence  into 
it  with  the  stairs  are  from  the  design  of  M.  Angelo.  The 
Cloysters  of  the  Annunciata  are  painted  by  Andrea  del 
Sarto  and  his  scholars.  The  best  are  a  Saint  bringing  to 
life  a  dround  boy,  which  is  the  first  on  your  right  hand 
as  you  enter,  and  a  Maddonna  with  Joseph  leaning  on  a 
sack  oposit  to  the  entry. 


396  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

In  the  Church  of  the  Carmes  is  a  handsome  Chappel 
belonging  to  the  Corsini  Family. 

The  Poggio  Imperiale  about  a  mile  from  toun  is  a 
country  seat  of  the  Great  Dukes,  the  apartments  adorn' d 
with  valuable  paintings  and  other  fine  furnitur. 

Pratolino  six  mills  from  Florence  another  seat  of  the 
Dukes.  The  great  colossall  statue  in  the  garden,  the  water 
works,  the  grotto,  the  Theatre  in  the  house,  all  worth 
seeing :  when  you  are  here  ride  the  ring. 

Boboli  the  Dukes  garden  is  very  fine,  desire  to  see  the 
Menagery  there,  where  George  will  be  delighted  with  great 
variety  of  all  kinds  of  strange  burds  and  beasts,  if  you  have 
any  brass  money  in  your  pockets  it  will  be  very  good  food 
for  the  Ostrich,  in  the  uper  part  of  the  garden  where  the 
Citronades  grow  there  is  a  good  statue  of  Adam  and  Eve 
by  Michel  Ajigelo.  You  will  have  good  luck  if  you  escape 
being  wet  when  the  water  works  plays,  they  are  very 
pritty. 

The  Capins  a  little  way  out  of  toun,  beautiful  road  to 
it,  cows  are  keept  there,  fine  chise,  butter  and  cream, 
people  go  there  to  breakfast,  and  there  is  several  rooms 
and  arbers  for  company  to  sit  in. 

The  Palaces  best  worth  seeing  are  Pitti,  Ricardi,  Strozzi, 
larini  where  there  is  a  fine  colection  of  paintings. 

There  is  statues  and  paintings  to  be  seen  in  the  old 
palace  belonging  to  the  Duke,  you  must  send  over  night 
to  have  leave  to  see  the  Wardrobe.  The  Dukes  coaches 
are  worth  seeing. 

The  apartment  of  the  Electrise  is  well  worth  seeing. 

There  are  good  statues  in  the  streets  as  a  Herculus  and 
Centaur  by  John  de  Bologne,  a  Rape  of  the  Sabins  by  the 
same,  a  man  suporting  his  dead  friend  antique.  Take 
notice  of  the  beautys  of  the  Ponte  Santa  Trinita. 

Florence  to  Bologna  posts 

Florence  to  Uccellatojio,  Post  Royal  .  .  .1 

Near  Uccelatojio  is  a  house  of  the  Dukes  cald  Prato- 
lino, where  are  many  fine  water  works,  you  pay  some 
thing  more  to  the  Postilions  to  bring  horses   from 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  397 

posts 
the  next  post  to  cary  you  on  when  you  have  don  seing 
the  house. 
To  Ponte  Assieme  .......     1 

Here  if  you  have  much  baggage  they  can  oblige 
you  to  put  3  horses  to  each   Chaise   or  take  your 
baggage  off  and  cary  it  on  horses,  the  will  endeavour  to 
make  you  do  both.     We  took  3  horses  for  the  two  bad 
posts  only  and  did  not  take  off  our  baggage. 
To  Giogo        .  .  .  .  .  .  .  •     li 

To  Fiorenzolo  a  good  place  to  ly  at  .  .  .  •     lo 

To  Tilligare 1 

To  Sojano      ........     1 

The  Pope's  Dominions 
To  Pianore     .  .  .  .  .  .  .  •     11 

To  Bologna    .  .  .  .  .  .  .  •      li 


101 


Lodge  at  the  Pellegrino  and  see  page  17  for  what  is  to 
be  seen. 

Bologna  to  Venice 

Bologna  to  St.  Giorgio,  Post  Royal  .  .  .  •      ll 

To  St.  Carlo  a  river  to  pass  pay  1  paul  per  Chaise  .     li 

To  Forrara     ........     2 

Here  in  the  churches  are  good  paintings  but  few  by 
men  of  note.     See  the  Senola  della  Madona  Delia  Cir- 
concisione.     Cardinal  Rufo,  Bishop  of  the  place,  has 
a  fine  collection  of  paintings.     Lodge  at  St.  Marco. 
Ferrara  to  Francolino      .  .  .  .  .  .1 

6 

At  Francolino  we  took  water  to  Venice.  We  hierd  two 
piotte  (having  3  chaises  in  company),  for  which  we  payd 
at  the  rate  of  a  hunger  to  each  man  that  rowed.  You  may 
go  by  land  but  it  is  excessive  bad  road  and  dear.  You 
will  be  two  days  going  and  must  take  provision^  in  the 
boat  with  you.  We  coud  neither  get  beds  nor  any  thing  to 
eat  the  night  stopt  by  the  way. 


398  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

At  Venice 

Lodge  at  Monsieur  D'Henrys  on  the  great  Canall  where 
we  were  well  used  and  cheap.  See  the  Church  and  Pro- 
curatories  of  St.  Mark.  The  smal  church  dedicated  to  St. 
Geminiano,  which  stands  at  one  end  of  the  Place  of  St. 
Marks,  was  built  by  Sansovino.  INIr.  Law  ^  that  made  such 
a  figur  in  France  in  the  Messasipie  year  your  country 
man  is  buried  there.  If  Mr.  Consul  Broun  be  alive  who  is  a 
worthy  honest  Scots  man  send  to  him  and  he  will  do  every 
thing  for  you  when  he  knows  who  you  are.  Your  hierd 
servant  will  cary  you  to  all  the  churches  worth  seeing. 
In  the  Church  and  Convent  of  St.  Giorgio  Maggiore  are 
fine  paintings  by  Titian,  Tintoret  and  other  masters  of  the 
Venetian  school,  in  the  refectory  is  the  famous  Marriage 
of  Cana  by  Paul  Veronese.  There  is  good  paintings  in  the 
schools  of  St.  Rocco  and  St.  Marco.  The  Palaces  best 
worth  seeing  are  Grinani — Maniani — Grassi — Delphino — 
Pisani — Barberigo.  The  Doge's  Palace  and  the  Courts 
of  Justice  are  adornd  with  fine  paintings  of  Titian,  Tintoret, 
Paul  Veronese,  Bassan,  etc.  Observe  in  going  into  the 
Palace  the  statues  of  Adam  and  Eve  much  esteemd.  The 
Arsenal  is  well  worth  seeing  and  the  Treasury  and  Towr 
of  St.  Mark.  The  Library  of  St.  Mark  contains  several 
fine  busts,  statues  and  other  remains  of  antiquaty,  the 
roof  is  finely  painted.  The  Realto,  a  bridge  over  the  great 
Canal,  is  very  fine  and  many  fine  buildings  by  Paladio. 
Eat  Serbetti  at  a  house  near  St.  Marks  famous  for  making 
every  thing  in  Ice  the  best  of  any  place,  it  is  like  a  Coffie 
house. 

Venice  to  Padua 

We  went  by  water  doun  the  Brent,  hierd  a  Bercello 
which  is  a  large  boat,  for  which  we  payd  48  pauls  ;  it  con- 
veniently holds  a  great  many  with  chaises  and  baggage, 
and  is  a  most  agreeable  way  of  going,  great  numbers  of 
fine  houses  being  all  along  that  river. 


^  The  well-known  John  Law,  born  in  Edinburgh  1 68 1,  died  in  Venice  in 
poverty  in  1729. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  399 

At  Padua 

Lodge  at  the  post  house,  see  the  Church  of  St.  Guistina, 
it  is  one  of  the  finest  in  the  world,  was  built  after  a  plan 
of  Palladio's,  the  Convent  behind  the  Church  is  very 
pritty,  the  Libary  and  Cellers  are  commonly  seen  by 
straingers.  The  Church  of  St.  Antonio  di  Padua.  The 
Chappel  del  Santo.  The  Bas  relief  that  adorns  it  is  the 
history  of  his  life  and  miracls,  very  fine ;  the  Scuola  di  St. 
Antonio  is  well  painted  by  Titian.  See  the  toun  house  in 
which  is  the  Monmnent  of  Titus  Livius  the  Roman  His- 
torian ;  see  the  Garden  of  Simples  and  Papafava.  It  is  a 
large  toun  once  well  inhabited  and  fine  Colleges  for  study- 
ing and  many  students  but  now  quite  ruinous  and  no 
body  there. 

Padua  to  Vicenza 
Posts 
Padua  to  Slesega    .  •     1  1       Here  you  pay  16|  jjauls 

To  Vicenza    .  .  •     1  J  P^i'  chaise  each  post. 

Vicenza,  lodge  at  the  post  house.  The  tounhouse  is  a 
noble  pice  of  Archetectui-e.  Many  of  the  Palaces  within  the 
toun  were  built  by  Palladio  or  Sansovano  and  are  esteemd 
the  best  in  Italy.  The  Olimpick  Theatre  is  a  noble  work  of 
Palladio's.  The  Triumphal  Arch  as  you  go  out  of  toun,  the 
house  of  Marquis  Capra  a  little  way  out  of  toun  is  well 
worth  seeing,  it  is  cald  the  Rotunda. 

Vicenza  to  Verona 

Posts 
Vicenza  to  Montebello     .  .  .  .  .  .1 

To  Caldier li 

To  Verona     ........     l 

Lodge  at  the  due  Torre.  See  the  Amphetheatre,  it  coud 
contain  23,000  spectators — the  Arsenal — the  Dome — II 
Giardino  Gusto — the  Church  of  St.  George — the  Academia 
Philarmonica. 

From  Padua  quite  through  the  Venetian  State  there 
can  be  no  regulation  for  the  price  of  post  horses,  they  will 


400  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

have  what  they  please,  there  being  no  limited  order.  We 
some  times  payd  18|,  16|  and  15  pauls  per  chaise,  and  in 
proportion  for  a  single  horse.  It  being  thought  dear 
makes  most  people  go  by  Voiturino's,  but  it  is  a  mistake. 
We  endeavourd  to  agree  with  those  people  from  Venice 
to  Trent,  but  found  afterwards  their  demands  was  realy 
more  then  it  cost  us  post :  they  woud  have  taken  double  ' 
time  with  all  the  inconveniences  of  rising,  etc.,  that 
atend  traveling  that  way. 


Verona  to  Trent 

Posts 
Verona  to  Volarni  .  .  .  .  .  .  •     1| 

A  river  to  pass  pay  2  pauls  per  chaise. 

To  Peri  ........     1 

A  difficult  passage  where  they  take  out  the  horses 
and  dragg  the  chaises  up  by  men  about  200  yards. 
We  payd  for  3  chaises  22  pauls. 
To  Kala         ........     1 

To  Roveredo   .        .  .  .  .  .  .  .1 

To  Trent 2 

From  Verona  hither  we  payd  15  pauls  a  chaise  per  post. 
See  the  church  where  the  Counsell  was  held  in  which  is  a 
very  fine  organ,  hear  it  play,  it  is  extream  curious.  See 
St.  Peters,  where  is  keept  the  body  of  St.  Simion,  a  child 
murderd  by  the  Jews.     Lodge  at  the  Golden  Rosan. 

Here  you  must  put  an  avan  train  to  your  chaise,  for 
which  you  pay  from  22  to  25  florins  a  pice.  You  may 
find  them  ready  made,  but  further  on  you  must  wait  the 
making ;  you  cannot  travel  without  these  fore  carriages, 
they  not  being  used  to  drive  as  in  Italy.  Care  must  be 
taken  to  fit  the  axletrees  of  your  chaise  to  your  anan 
trains  that  they  may  both  run  in  the  same  tract.  Have  the 
fore  wheels  higher  then  they  commonly  are  if  you  can  get 
them.  The  people  there  are  used  to  fit  them  as  they 
shoud  be.  Here  the  mony  changes  to  Hungars,  Florins 
and  Karrentari,  see  page  11. 


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401 


Trent  to  Inspruck 

Trent   to  St.   Michale  the  first   post   in   the   Imperial 
dominions   after  which  no  more    Italian   spock    nothing 
but  Germans  .  ......     1 

To  Equa         ........     1 

Those  two  posts  you  pay  one  Florin  per  horse  and  3 
horses  to  each  chaise. 

Posts 

here  you  pay  45 
Karrentari  for 
each  3  quarters 
of  a  post. 


To  Bradnol    .          .          .          .          . 

5 

To  Bolsano    .          .          .          .          . 

f 

ToTentschen          .          .          .          . 

f 

To  Colman     .... 

3 

4/ 

To  Brixen  a  good  place  to  ly  at 
To  Mittewald 

1 

To  Sterzingen 

To  Brenner    .... 

4 
1 

To  Stainack  .... 

To  Scamberg 

To  Inspruck  .... 

3 

4 

45 
Karrentari  each. 


At  each  whole  post  you  pay  one  Florin  per  horse  and 
put  3  horses  to  a  chaise.  At  the  3  quarters  of  a  post  you 
pay  45  Karrentare,  which  is  three  fourth  parts  of  a  Florin, 
and  at  every  post  you  pay  24  Karrentari  to  the  Postillions. 
Lodge  at  the  Golden  Rosen,  see  the  Franciscans  Church,  a 
pent  house  belonging  to  the  toun  house,  and  the  Emper- 
ours  Garden.     The  pent  house  is  coverd  with  gold  plate. 


Inspruck  to  Munick 

Posts 
Inspruck  to  Seafield         .  .  .  .  .  .2 

you  hier  an  additional  horse  at  the  half  way  house 
and  not  at  Inspruck  which  they  will  endeavour  to 
make  vou  do. 


To  Mittewald 

To  Waller — see  a  very  odd  place 

To  St.  Bennedict  Buren  . 

2  C 


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To  Wolfertshousen 
To  Munick     . 


Posts 
.     2 
.     2 


8 

Lodge  at  the  Daler  and  not  at  the  Soliel  d'Or ;  it  is  an 
imposing  house.  See  the  Elector  of  Bavaria's  3  houses,  that 
in  the  toun,  Slysham  about  4  mills  out  of  toun,  and  as  you 
go  on  your  way  to  Auxburg  see  Nymfenberg,  it  is  in  the 
post  road.  The  Jesuits  Church  is  fine  ;  the  whol  toun  very 
pritty.  The  Elector  has  many  fine  houses  and  all  well 
furnished,  but  without  taking  up  too  much  time  you  can 
see  no  more  but  these  three,  they  being  at  a  distance  from 
the  toun.  Beware  here  of  any  bodys  coming  to  you  on 
pretence  of  showing  you  the  place.  We  were  imposed  upon 
by  one  who  pretended  to  be  a  gentleman  orderd  by  the 
Elector  to  atend  staingers  and  was  the  only  bite  we  met 
with  in  out  whole  journey.  One  cannot  be  enough  upon 
ones  guard  ;  there  being  folks  in  all  places  upon  the  watch 
for  straingers,  to  pick  their  pockets  in  any  way  they  can 
best.  Your  hierd  servant  or  your  Land  Lord  will  inform 
you  of  every  thing  to  be  seen  and  get  a  coach  for  you. 


Munick  to  Auxburg 


Posts 


U 


Munick  to  Pruch    ...... 

Pruch  to  digenpank         .  .  .  .  .  •     1| 

To  Auxburg  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  •     li 

Lodge  at  the  Raisin  d'Or,  see  the  secret  gates  of  the  toun 
and  toun  house.  They  work  plate  finely  here.  It  is 
worth  going  to  the  great  Silver  Smiths  shope  to  see  it. 


Auxburg  to  Frankfort 


Posts 


Auxburg  to  Meeintenham 

.       .       .    H 

To  Donnawert        .... 

.     .     .  n 

To  Winding 

.  ii 

ToAding 

.  1 

To  Dinkenpil           .... 

.     .     .  ii 

To  Kreilsheim        .... 

.  1 

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To  Blauslelden        .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1^ 


Posts 

1 

2 

To  Mergentheim,  this  belongs  to  the  Prince  of  Anspach 

— Lutherans    .  .  .  .  .  .  •     1^ 

To  Bischofsen,  belongs  to  the  Prince  of  Holsten — 

Catholicks        .......     1 

To  Mittenberg,  belongs  to  the  Elector  of  Mayence — 

Catholicks        .......     2 

To  Aschafsenberg  El.  of  Mayence      .  .  .  .2 

To  Dettingen  .......     1 

To  Hannaw  see  the  Prince's  house  here     .  .  .1 

To  Frankfort,  lodge  at  the  Bone  Noir  on  the  Parrade. 

See  the  Cathedrall  and  Protestent  Churches         .     1 

Frankfort  to  Collogne.     See  page  44 

We  went  by  water  doun  the  Rhine  in  two  days  and  a 
half.  We  hierd  two  boats,  one  for  ourselves  close  coverd 
like  a  Pleasur  Barge  upon  the  Tames,  in  which  we  lay  all 
night  upon  good  straw  and  Pillows  for  our  heads,  and 
never  went  on  shore.  An  open  boat  for  the  servants  and 
chaises.  We  payd  75  Florins  for  all.  Taxes  included,  of 
which  there  are  many  at  every  toun  you  pass  by.  It  was 
in  the  sumer  and  no  danger  of  catching  cold.  We 
caryd  our  provitions,  had  tea  water  boyld  and  every  thing 
dresst  in  the  Boat  with  the  servants  which  was  tyd  to  ours. 
The  water  men  or  servants  went  on  shore  at  any  toun  we 
came  to  and  got  us  what  ever  we  wanted. 

At  Collogne  lodge  at  the  St.  Esprit,  see  the  toun  and 
chiu'ches  here  or  at  Frankfort,  get  rid  of  your  avan  trains, 
which  you  may  now  go  without,  and  will  be  of  no  use  to 
you  in  Flanders,  sell  them  for  what  you  can  get  tho  less 
then  you  payd.  We  left  3  at  Spa  thinking  they  offerd  us 
too  little  for  them  at  Frankfort ;  they  are  yet  unsold.  At 
the  entrence  into  Germany  they  are  wanted  and  necessary 
for  people  going  in,  and  by  chance  you  may  sell  them  for 
what  you  gave,  but  take  any  thing  reither  then  leave  them 
to  be  sold  at  a  better  price  which  they  will  perswade  you 
to  do  and  you  never  hear  more  of  them. 


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n 


see  page  45 
Collogne  to  Aix  la  Chappelle 

Posts 
Collogne  to  Bergen  ...... 

To  Juliers      ........ 

To  Aix  la  Chappelle         ...... 

Lodge  at  Florentins  near  the  Spring,  see  the  Cathedrall 
— Toun  house — Baths — Ramparts — where  they  drink  the 
waters,  etc. 

Aix  la  Chappelle  to  Spa 
There  is  no  post,  we  hierd  3  horses  to  each  chaise  and 
payd  12  Eskillins  per  horse.  The  whole  toun  is  lodging 
houses,  you  pay  an  Eskillin  a  night  for  each  room,  eat 
at  the  Ordinary.  Mr.  Hay  a  Scotsman  is  a  Banker  there,  he 
knows  us  well  and  will  be  of  service  to  you,  he  also  lets 
lodgeings.  See  all  the  fountains  round  the  toun.  The 
Capuchins  garden  where  all  the  Company  walk. 

Spa  to  Leige 

We  hierd  2  horses  to  each  chaise,  payd  12  eskillins  per 
horse,  dyn  at  Chaude  Fontaine  half  way,  see  the  Baths 
and  the  mashine  for  rasing  the  water  which  is  a  little  like 
the  great  one  at  Marli. 

At  Leige  lodge  au  Mouton  Blanc,  see  the  great  Church. 
The  English  Jesuits  Convent,  ask  for  Father  Phillips  who 
is  a  Cannon  of  Leige,  he  will  be  glad  to  show  you  sevility, 
you  saw  him  at  Oxford. 

From  Frankfort  to  Collogne  by  land 


Frankfort  to  Kuningstein 

To  Weirgas    . 

To  Limperg 

To  Walmroth 

To  Frayling  . 

ToGutroth    . 

To  Weyerbus 

To  Warth      . 

To  Spieg 


Posts 

li 

1| 
1 

1 

1 

1 

1| 
1 

1 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  405 

Posts 
To  Collogne  ........     2 

From  Collogne  to  Utrecht   if   you   prefer   going   by 
Holland  to  tother  road 
Collogne  to  Nuyse  .......     2 

To  Hofstadt  bad  lodgeing         .  .  .  •  .2 

To  Santen      ....••.     2 

To  Cleeves     ........     2 

To  Nimeguen  about  20  mills,  lodge  at  White  Swan. 

To  Utrecht  about  35  mills,  lodge  au  Chateau  d'Anvers. 

Frome  Venice  to  Utrecht  by  this  Route  is  computed 
about  940  Enghsh  mills. 

From  Leige  to  Brussells  to  follow  the  Route  from 
Page  44. 

From  Leige  to  St.  Turon  3  horses  to  each  Chaise  if  two 
persons  are  in  it,  at  12  Eskillins  for  3  posts  which  it  is 
reckond,  it  is  at  the  rate  of  4  Eskillins  per  post  each  horse, 
at  each  barrier  you  pay  4  sols  per  chaise.  Postillions  at  the 
rate  of  one  Eskillin  per  post. 

Posts 

To  Tirelemon  3  Eskillins  per  post  each  Chaise     .  .     2 

To  Loven       ........     2 

To  Brussells  ........     3 

10 
Lodge   at   the   Emperour.     See   the    Cour — the   Arch- 
Dutches' s  Palace  and  the  Toun. 

Brussells  to  Paris 
Brussells  to  Tubise  ......     2| 

To  Brenlecourt        .  .  .  .  •  •     1^ 

To  Chateau    .....•••     Ig 

To  Corignion  by  way  of  Mons  which  is  half  a  league 
about      .  .  .  •  •  •  •  -2 

To  Chivrein  .....•••     1^ 

Here  you  are  sercht.  At  50  yards  from  Chivrein  you 
are  sercht  again,  at  entering  into  France,  at  entering 
Valencienne  again.     We  had  little  trouble  by  imediatly 


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giving  a  little  money,  and  without  hesitation  telling  them 
at  the  same  time  we  gave  the  money  that  they  might 
serch  if  they  pleasd  for  we  had  nothing  counterband  nor 
any  Merchandise  which  is  the  question  they  ask. 

From  Brussells  to  Valencienne  you  pay  3  Eskillins  per 
horse  each  post.  If  two  people  are  in  the  Chaise  you  pay 
for  3  horses  tho  you  get  but  two  and  so  it  is  generaly  all 
over  France. 

Posts 
Chivrien  to  Valencienne  .  .  .  .  -21 

Lodge  at  Grand  St.  Martin.  At  every  Bureau,  which 
is  the  same  as  our  Custome  house  officers,  they  inquire 
if  you  have  old  money,  which  is  prohibited.  If  you  have 
any  you  must  take  care  to  hide  it  well,  for  some  times 
they  serch  very  narowly,  and  if  they  find  it  you  loose  it, 
but  a  little  money  given  in  time  generaly  j)revents  it. 

Posts 
To  Bushein    ........ 

To  Cambray  ........ 

Here   they    serch   slightly.     Lodge   at   the   post.     See 
the  house  Lord  Marchmont  lived  in.     He  is  stile  rememberd 
in  this  place  with  honour  and  affection,  which  you  will 
find  if  you  go  to  the  English  Nunery,  and  but  name  him 
and  say  you  are  related  to  him  or  indeed  any  where  ells 
in  the  whole  toun. 

Posts 
To  Metz  en  Conture     .  .  .  .  .  .2 

To  Peronne  here  you  are  serched  again  but  no  more 

till  you  get  to  Paris 
To  Marche  le  pot    . 
To  Fouches    .... 

To  Roy  .... 

To  Couche  Le  pot  . 
ToCuvilly     .... 

To  Goiirnay  a  good  place  to  ly  at 

To  Bois  de  Lihu 

To  Point  St.  Maixence     . 

To  Chantilly 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE  407 

From  Pont  St.  Maixence  you  go  through  the  Duke  of 
Bourbon's  fine  Park  and  Gardens.  When  you  come  to 
Chantilly  lodge  at  the  post  house  and  stay  a  day  to  see 
the  house  and  Gardens,  the  finest  thing  to  be  seen  in  France. 

Chantilh  to  Lusarche      ...•••! 
To  Ecouen     .  .  .  •  •  •  •  •     1'2 

To  St.  Denis  where  you  see  the  Treasury  of  the  Kings 

of  France  who  are  cround  and  hurried  there         .     1 
To  Paris  post  Royal  you  pay  .  .  •  •  -2 

Here  you  get  a  little  printed  book  of  all  the  posts  in 
France  which  derects  you  very  exactly. 

Paris 
Here  we  had  privet  lodgeings  at  the  Hotel  d'Ambour, 
Rue  de  Tour,  Fauxbourg  St.  Germain,  payd  300  livers 
a  munth  for  all  the  first  floor,  containing  6  handsome  well 
furnished  rooms,  3  rooms  on  the  floor  over  it,  a  Hall  for 
servants  and  other  conveniences. 

A  Tour  we  made  to  see  some  of  the  Kings  houses 
about  Paris,  October  1733 
We  set  out  with  our  own  coaches,  with  only  a  pair  of 
horses.  First  to  La  Mutte,  a  hunting  Seat  of  the  Kings, 
the  house  not  fine,  the  gardens  pritty.  From  that  through 
the  Bois  de  Bologne  to  St.  Cloud,  a  Seat  of  the  Duke  of 
Orleans's,  the  Park  and  Gardens  6  Leagues  round.  From 
that  about  a  League  to  Mudon,  a  house  of  the  Kings  finly 
situated.  Thence  to  Versaills  about  4  a  clock  and  saw 
part  of  the  house  that  evening.  Lodged  at  the  Cadran 
Blue.  Next  morning  saw  the  rest  of  the  house  and  gardens, 
which  woud  take  up  more  then  a  day.  Saw  the  Menagery 
where  there  is  a  smal  house.  Went  through  the  Park 
of  Versaillies  to  Trianon,  a  very  pritty  house  of  the  Kings 
built  of  marble  and  fine  gardens.  From  that  to  Marli, 
an  exceeding  fine  place.  The  house  has  4  apartments,  no 
body  gose  there  when  the  King  gose  but  whome  he  names. 
There  is  on  each  side  of  the  house  6  pavillions  in  the 
garden  sourounded  by  trees,  2  familys  can  lodge  in  each. 
Tho  this  place  lys  high  yet   it    apears  very  low,  being 


408  THE  HOUSEHOLD  BOOK 

surounded  by  high  mountains,  except  towards  the  garden. 
There  is  no  water  but  what  is  supplyd  by  a  vast  machine 
half  a  league  below  the  house,  which  may  be  said  to  throw 
the  river  Sein  up  a  vast  hill,  which  is  there  received  in 
reservoirs  to  throw  it  back  again  into  the  Garden,  where 
water  abounds  in  all  shapes.  From  Marli  see  the  Machine, 
which  is  composed  of  14  vast  wheels.  From  that  to  St. 
Germans,  a  very  fine  place  where  King  James  and  his 
Queen  died.  It  is  quite  ruinous,  but  capable  of  being 
made  the  finest  place  the  King  has.  The  Castle  is  now 
inhabited  by  Irish  people  of  fashion  adherents  to  that 
King.  The  Tarrass  is  very  fine.  Here  we  lay  the  second 
night  at  the  Prince  de  Galles,  and  got  to  Paris  next  day  by 
diner. 

To  be  seen  more  in  and  about  Paris 

Le  Cabinet  de  Monsieur  Le  Due  d' Orleans  au  Palais 
Royal,  where  there  is  the  finest  colection  of  picturs  in 
France,  or  almost  any  where  ells.  That  of  the  Holy 
Family  by  Raphael  valued  at  5000  pound. 

La  Gallerie  du  Luxembourg,  where  there  is  fine  paintings 
of  Rubens. 

Lese  Invalides. 

L'Hotel  du  Mayne,  Rue  de  Bourbon. 

Le  Palais  de  Madame  La  Duchess  de  Bourbon,  proch 
les  Invalides. 

L'Hotel  d'Antin,  Rue  neuve  St.  Augustin. 

L'Hotel  d'Evreux,  Fauxbourg  St.  Honore. 

L'Hotel  de  Toulouze,  proch  la  Place  des  Victoir. 

La  Bibliothique  du  Roy — Rue  de  Richelieu. 

L'Observatoire. 

Seaux.  The  Duke  of  Maynes  house,  4  leagues  from 
Paris. 

Vincennere,  1  league  from  Paris. 

Bagnolet  the  Duke  of  Orleans's,  1  league. 

St.  Maur  the  Duke  of  Bourbon's,  2  leagues. 

St.  Ouen,  1  league. 

Petitbourg,  6  Leagues. 

Fountainebleau,  14  leagues. 


OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


409 


Choisy,  4  leagues. 

Issy,  the  Princess  of  Conti's. 

The  Tuilleries. 

The  Louvre. 

The  Gallery  of  Fortifications. 

Notre  Dame. 

The  Chappell  of  Val  de  Grace. 

The  Chartreux  Convent,  where  are  paintings  esteemd 
good  don  by  Le  Sieurs. 

The  Chappelle  of  Carmalet  Nuns,  where  is  a  pictur  by 
Guido  for  which  Lord  Burlington  offerd  3000  pound,  and  a 
Magdalen  by  Le  Brune. 

The  Sorborne,  where  is  Cardinal  Richlieus  Monument, 
extream  fine. 

The  Church  of  St.  Sulpice. 

Place  Vandome. 

Place  Victoire. 


Paris  to  Callais 

Posts 

Paris  to  St.  Dennis,  post  Royall        .          .          .          .2 

To  Ecouen     .... 

To  Lasarche  .... 

1 1 

^2 

To  Chantilly 

To  Lingueville 

•     1* 

To  Clermont,  a  good  place  to  ly  at 

To  St.  Just    .... 

1 1 

To  Wavigny  .... 

To  Breteul     .... 

ToFlors         .... 

11 

J-2 

To  Habecour 

To  Amiens     .... 

To  Piequigny 

11 
^2 

To  Flexcourt 

To  Haut  Cloches     .          . 

To  Abbeville  a  good  place  to  ly  at 

n 

To  Nouvion  .... 

n 

^2 

To  Bernay     ..... 

To  Nampon            .... 

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Posts 
To  Montreal  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  •     ll 

To  Frane       ........     1^ 

To  Neuchatel  .......     1 

To  Boulogne  .......     1| 

A  good  place  to  ly  at,  inquire  for  Mr.  Smith,  a  wine 
Merchant,  a  Scots  man ;  we  had  wine  from  him ;  he 
is  very  sivil  and  servisable  to  all  his  country  folks. 

From  Boulogne  to  Marquise     .  .  .  .  •     I5 

To  Haut  Buisson    .......     1 

To  Callais      ........     1 


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Here  if  you  do  not  think  it  worth  while  to  bring  your 
Chaises  home  and  they  are  but  unwildy  and  troublesome 
in  our  country,  sell  them  for  what  you  can  get.  Some 
times  it  happens  people  just  come  there  wanting  to  go  to 
Paris  or  Italy  will  give  you  there  value  and  be  glad  to  get 
them.  If  that  dos  not  happen,  the  people  there  who 
make  it  their  business  to  buy  chaises  to  sell  again,  will 
give  you  very  little  for  them,  but  take  it  reither  then  leave 
them  there  to  be  sold.  It  will  perhaps  cost  duble  there 
price  for  the  hier  of  there  standing  and  not  to  be  sold  at 
last,  as  we  found  by  two  we  left  there.^ 

From  Callais  to  Dover  we  hierd  a  little  shipe,  on  of  Mr. 
Minets,  3  guineas  is  the  common  hier  for  the  whol  shipe, 
if  others  are  going  you  may  get  passage  cheaper,  either 
in  those  boats  or  in  the  Kings  packet  boats  that  go  con- 
stantly. Ly  at  Dover  at  the  Shipe.  Your  trunks  and 
baggadge. 


^  '  They  ask  me  here  [Calais,  27  July  1739]  extravagant  prices  for  chaises,  of 
which  there  are  great  choice,  both  French  and  Italian  :  I  have  at  last  bought 
one  for  fourteen  guineas  of  a  man  whom  Mr.  Hall  recommended  me.' — Lady 
Mary  Worthy  Montagu'' s  Letters. 


APPENDIX    I 

I. — State  showing  various  articles  mentioned  in  the  accounts, 
and  their  prices  between  the  years  1693  and  1718.  The 
money,  weighs  and  quantities  appearing  in  the  Accounts 
are  here  reduced  to  money  sterling,  weight  Avoirdupois 
and  quantity  Imperial  Liquid  Measure. 


Scotland. 

Lonci< 

3n.     ' 

Present  Day. 

£ 

.9. 

d. 

£ 

*. 

d. 

£ 
0 

«.    d. 
1     6 

Almonds    .... 

p.  lb. 

0 

0 

11 -G 

to 

0 

2     !» 

Almond  Biscuits 

do. 

0 

1 

0-4 

.  .* 

Aloe  Berries      .         .    no  p 

rice  given 

■  .  . 

Anchovies 

do. 

•  .  • 

Apples        .... 

p.  barrel 

1 

10 

0 

1 

•  .  . 

Apples        .... 

per  dozen 

0 

0 

S» 

0 

0 

2 

Apples  from  Bemersideand 

Bassendean 

per  doz. 

0 

0 

8 

•  .. 

Apples  (French) 

per  doz. 

0 

1 

0 

... 

... 

Barley        .... 

p.  lb. 

0 

0 

1-4 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0  n 

Barley  (pearl)    . 

}> 

0 

0 

.3-0 

0 

0     2" 

Bee  skep    .... 

,                  , 

0 

1 

0 

Bees  wax.  .... 

p.  lb. 

0 

1 

1 

0 

1    10 

Blue  (washing),  dearer  after 

[0 

0 
to 

6-.5 

0 

0     Of 

Union 

p.  oz. 

lo 

0 

10-2 

/ 

0 

0 

27 

1 

Butter  (cheaper  after  Union) 

p.  lb. 

lo 

to 
0 

43 

... 

0 

1      4 

Butter  from  England 

p.  barrel 

1 

8 

0 

... 

... 

Camomile  .... 

no  price 

... 

... 

Candles  (rag  wick,  6,  {{,  12, 

1 

and  20  totlie  lb.) 

p.  lb. 

0 

0 

2-9 

Candles  (cotton  wick,  G  to 

the  lb.) 

p.  lb. 

0 

0 

4-3 

■ .  ■ 

0 

0     4 
to 

Candles  (Irish), 

p.  lb. 

0 

0 

3-8 

• .. 

\7 

Candles  (Mould,  0  and  10 

/ 

0 

0 
to 
0 

G~\ 

) 
0 

ItXJ 

0     8 

to  the  lb.)  . 

p.  lb. 

... 

1 

0 

7j 

Candles  (wax  for  lighting 

tobacco) 

p.  lb. 

... 

0 

2 

G    , 

411 


412     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


Scotland. 

London. 

Present  Day. 

£ 

*. 

d. 

£ 

*. 

d. 

£   *.    d. 

Capers       .         .                  •          P-  lb. 

0 

1 

1 

•  <  • 

•  >  • 

Carmel       .                            .          p.  lb. 

0 

8 

5-8 

... 

Caraway  seeds    .         .    no  price  given 

•  •  • 

•  •  • 

•  •  • 

Chalk,                           do. 

0 

0 

2-2 

... 

... 

Cheese  (Best)     ...         p.  lb. 

0 

to 
0 

3-6 

0 

0 

3 

0     0  10 

„     (coarse)           .         .          p.  lb. 

0 

0 

1-6 

... 

•  .  • 

„     (Cheshire)       .         .          p.  lb. 

.  .  • 

0 

0 

3* 

0     0  10 

„      (Tweeddale)       uo  price  given 

. . . 

... 

Cherries  to  brandy     .... 

... 

0 

8 

0 

•  .  • 

Do.      to  preserve           .         p.  GOO 

0 

6 

3 

•  •  • 

>  •  • 

Chestnuts  .         .         .no  price  given 

(^ 

2 

2-1 

] 

... 

... 

Chocolate  .                            .          p.  lb. 

t 

to 

2 

11 

] 

... 

0     1   10 

Cinnamon           ...          p.  lb. 

0 

9 

8-3 

0 

10 

0 

0     2     8 

Cinnamon  water         .         .      p.  pint. 

0 

0 

8-7 

10 

1p- 

4     0 
bottle 

... 

Citron  peel         ...          p.  lb. 

0 

1 

111 

0 

3 

0 

0     0     8 

Cloves        .                           .          p.  lb. 

0 

9 

8-3 

0 

11 

0 

0     1  10 

1' 

[o 

2 

6-5 

1 

/ 

Coffee  Beans  (unburned)    .          p.  lb. 

to 

•  •  ■ 

0     1     8 

3 

3-2 

Do.         (roasted)        .          p.  lb. 

... 

0 

12 

0 

0     1   10 
0     14 

Coffee  powder    ...         p.  lb. 

... 

0 

G 

0- 

to 
0     1  10 

(^ 

1 

0 

■ 

( 

0     1     0 

Corks         .         .         .         •      p-  gross 

to 

■ 

\ 

to 

10 

1 

4 

. 

( 

0     3     0 

Corn  flower        .         .    no  price  given 

<  .  • 

•  .  • 

... 

Cucumbers,        ...         p.  pint 

0 

6 

0 

... 

fO     o"    3* 

Currants,  .                                    p.  lb. 

0 

0 

G-5 

0 

0 

5h 

(      to 
|0     0     5 

Figs           .         .         .         .          p.  lb. 

0 

1 

0-7 

•  •  • 

Fish- 

Barrel  containing  30  salt  cods 

1 

0 

0 

.  .  . 

Herrings  p.  barrel,  exclusive 

1' 

15 
to 

7 

0 

of  carriage          .... 

ii 

G 

... 

Herrings  (Glasgow)         .    p.  barrel 

1 

(5 

8 

... 

„         (Lewis)    .         .          „ 

1 

1 

8 

•  •  • 

■  .  • 

„        (Hempstead)    .          „ 

0 

10 

8 

■  •  • 

•  •  . 

„         (Dunbar)                    „ 

0 

17 

H 

... 

„         fresh  to  salt  for 

„             servants        .       p.  1000 

0 

G 

8 

Killine  (dried)                          ,  each 

0 

0 

8 

... 

■  •  • 

Ling 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

"{ 

0    0     4 
p.  lb. 

APPENDIX  I 


413 


1       Scotland. 

I 

ondon.       Present  Day. 

Fish — contd. 

£ 

.V.        ,1. 

£ 

X.     d. 

•  •  • 

Oysters  . 

.    p.  barrel 

0 

2     0 

•  .  . 

•  •  • 

Oysters  (pickled) 

.    p.  barrel 

•  .  • 

0 

2     0 

•  •• 

Salmon  for  a  year 

•                  ■                  ■ 

1 

7    0 

... 

■  ■  • 

Sturjjeon 

p.  little  barrel 

•  •  • 

0 

8     0 

•  •  • 

Trout     . 

price  not  given 

•  •  • 

•  •  • 

Flambeaux 

.  each 

r 

lo 

1     2^ 

to 

1     4j 

Ginger 

p.  lb. 

0 

0     58 

... 

0 

1     4 

Ginger  bread 

no  price  given 

•  ■  . 

•  ■  • 

Ginger  confected 

p.  pot 

0 

1   10 

■  .  • 

0 

2     0 

Gooseberries  to  bottle 

p.  pint 

... 

0 

0     1 

... 

Hartshorn  jelly 

0 

1     G 

Honey 

.      p.  quart 

0 

0     8 

... 

... 

Indigo 

p.  oz. 

0 

0     8-7 

... 

{^ 

0     2*1 
to        \ 
0     7  J 

( 

0 

0    1 

Lemons 

each 

] 

...      \ 

to 

lo 

1 

0 

0     1§ 

Lemons,  syrup  of 

no  price  given 

f^ 

0    7  1 
to        ' 
0     8  j 

Loaves 

each 

0 

0     5 

lo 

0 

1     2  1 

Mace 

p.  oz. 

.0 

to        [ 
1     4  J 

... 

0 

3     9 

Milk  Ewe. 

p.  pint 

0 

0    0-2 

•  .  . 

Mugwort  water . 

. 

0 

0     5 

Mustard     . 

p.  lb. 

0 

0     5-8 

•  .  • 

0 

1     <5 

Myrrh 

•                 •                  ■ 

0 
JO 

0     4 
0     4-4) 

... 

... 

Nutmeg     . 

p.  oz. 

|o 

to         } 
0     7-2) 

0 

0     8^ 

0 

0     2 

Nuts  Pistachio  . 

p.  lb. 

•  >  • 

0 

2     0 

0 

3     (J 

„    Spanish 

p.  pint 

0 
0 

0  2-7 

1  4^ 
to        \ 
1     8  J 

•  •  • 

Oil  salad    . 

p.  pint 

■ 

0 

1     2 

.0 

Olives 

. 

0 

(5     4 

... 

•  .  • 

f^ 

0     0|^ 
to        \ 
0     4  J 

i 

0 

0     Oh 

Oranges     . 

each 

to 

lo 

0 

0     2 

Orange  peel 

p.  lb. 

0 

1   11-2 
1     4-3 

0 

\ 

3     0 

0 

0     6 

Pepper 

p.  lb. 

to 

to 

1     8-3 

} 

... 

0 

1     0 

414     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


Pickles 

Pipes,  tobacco 

Plumbs,  musk 
Potash 
Prunes 
Pruuelles,  box  of 

Quicknin 

Raisins 
Ratafia 
Rhubarb 

Rice 

Rolls    . 

Saffron 
Safjo     .         . 
Salt      . 
Saltpetre 
Seed  for  birds 
Shortbread    . 
Snuff    . 
Snuff  tobacco 

Soap  (Newcastle)  . 

Soap 

Spermaceti   . 
Spice    . 

Spirits  of  Wine     . 

Starch  . 

Sugar,  candibord  . 

„      coarse 

„      kitchen     . 


no 

price  given 

p.  doz. 

no 

price  giveu 
p.  lb. 
p.  lb. 
li  lb. 

D.  lb. 

no  price  given 
p.  oz. 

p.  lb. 
p.  doz. 


p.  lb. 

p.  peck 

price  given 

p.  lb. 
price  given 

p.  lb. 

p.  lb. 


no 
no 


no 


p.  firkin 


do. 

price  given 
p.  lb. 

p.  pint 


p.  stone 
p.  lb. 


Scotland. 

£    s.    d. 

0     0  *  2i 

to 
0     0     .3 

0     0     4-5 
0     0     4-3 


0     0     1 


'0     0     3-8) 

to 
.0     0     5-8j 


0  2  21 

ro  2  2    1 

lo  4  4     J 

0  0  4i 


0     4     4 
0     0     2-9 


0     0  7-2 

(0  18  5     \ 

(l     2  0     J 

ro  12  0  ) 

lo  IG  6     J 

0   i  1 

fO     0  8     1 

(o    0  11     J 

ro  2  Qh  \ 

lo    3  4i  J 

fO     0  9-4) 

to 

U     1  1     J 

ro     0  3G1 

to  \ 

lo     0  8     J 

0    0  6* 


London. 

£     *'.     d. 


0     2     0 


0     0     4 


.0     3  10 


0 
0 


4 
3 


2' 
0 


0     4     0 


0  12     9 


0     1     U 

0     0     8 

0     0     4 


Present  Day. 

£    *.     d. 


0     0     Oi 
0     0     7' 


0     0     4 


'0     0     2 

to 

.0     0     4i 

0    0     6" 


0     0  2| 

0    0*  2i 

0     5  6 

0  12  6 


0     14 
0    0     4 


0     0     4 


0    0     If 


J 


APPENDIX  I 


415 


Scotland. 

London.      { 

Present  Day. 

£    *.     d. 

£    *. 

d. 

£ 

s.     d. 

Sugar,  powdered  . 

•                  •                  • 

0    0    4-3 

0     0 

(! 

0 

0     3 

Syrup,  balsamic    . 

. 

... 

0  12 

0 

... 

Tartar,  red  . 

p.  lb. 

0    0    7-2 

fO  16     0    1 

to 
U     9     1     J 

ro  16 

«1 

oj 

» 

Tea,  Bohea  . 

p.  lb. 

]       to 

ll  1 

0 

1     6 

,,    Green  . 

p.  lb. 

0  14    7 

•  •  • 

f 

to 

„    Hyson  . 

p.  lb. 

•  •  • 

1  12 

0 

0 

3     0 

,,    Pekoe  . 

p.  lb. 

•  •  * 

1     4 

0 

Chocolate     . 

p.  lb. 

0     7     4-8 

•  •  • 

J 

Tobacco 

p.  lb. 

0     1     5-4 

0     2 

0 

0 

9     4 

AV'afers 

. 

0     1     0 

... 

•  •  • 

Varnish 

no  price  given 

... 

... 

... 

Vinegar 

p.  pint 

0     0     4 

... 

0 

6    3 

II. — List  of  Wikes,  Ales  and  Si'irits,  and  their  prices, 
between  1693  and  1718. 


Ale,  English 
Ale  from  H.Y.i 
Aquavitae  .... 
Arrac  .... 

Beer — 
Small  beer  from  Abbey  Hill  * 

Brandy       .... 
Burgundy  .... 

Canary        .... 

Champagne 

Claret        .... 


p.  pint 
p.  pint 
p.  pint 
p.  doz. 


p.  pint 
p.  pint 

p.  flask 

p.  gal. 

p.  bottle 
p.  doz. 


Scotland. 

£  *.  d. 

0  0  1 

0  0  O5 

0  0  63 

5  4  0 


0     0  OJ 

0     0  8] 

to 

0     1  8   J 


0     7     6 


r  0  6 
\  to 
I  0     7 


f  0     4  0  1 

I  0     7  0  J 

1  13  2 

r  5     0    0   W27     0  0  ] 

p.  hogshead    \         to         \,\         to  ,- 

I2.5    0    0  J  147    0  0  J 


0  13     .5 


London. 

Z     s.     c 


2     2     0 


I  P- 


4     0 
to 

4     () 
bottle 


^  Perhaps  Harry  Younger's  Abbey  Hill  Brewery.      Beer  is  also  got  from 
Dunfermline,  Dundee,  and  Leith. 


416     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


Emetic  wine 

Scotland. 

£    *.     d. 
0    7    0 

London. 

£    *.     d. 

Florence  wine    . 

French  wine 

Fruntimack,  Frontignan     . 

p.  doz. 

p.  hogshead 

p.  pint 

0 
0 

15 

0 

to 

5 

1 

0 

:} 

9 

■  •  • 

Gineva,   bought    in    England 

rhubard 
Green  wine 

along  with 
p.  gal. 

0 

"7 

1 

•  •  • 

Hermitage 

.     p.  bottle 

1 

0 
0 

4 
to 
6 

"1 

0  . 

Madeira      .                            .no  price  given 

Malaga p.  doz. 

Mum p.  pint 

1 

0 

1 
0 

1 

6| 

... 

Pontack  from  Bordeaux 
Port 

p.  hhs. 
p.  doz. 

•  •  • 

34 
0 

16 
18 

7 
0 

Sack 

Sherry        .... 
Sherry  sack         .         .         . 

p.  gal. 
p.  pint 
p.  hhs. 

0     6 

0    0 

16  13 

1 

11 

4 

... 

White  wine  for  physic 

p.  pint 

0 

1 

4 

•  •  ■ 

III. — Pricks  of  Cattle,  Sheep,  Poultuy,  etc., 
between  1693  and  1718. 


Cattle.     Milk  cows 

Holland  cow  . 
Cows  for  killing 
Calfs 


£3     2  6 

18  4 

1  12  0   to   £2    7    0 

0    3  6    to      0  10     0 

0     6  8 


Skin  and  tallow  of  a  cow,  worth        .        _      _     _ 

Beef,  back,  say,  and  rump,  5s. ;  h  leg  of  beef,  7s. ;  in  England, 

3d.  p.  lb.;  Veal,  leg  of,  2s.  Id.;  leg  of  veal  from  Berwick, 

5s. 

Sheep.       Rams,  15s.  6d.;  Ewes,  5s.  to  10s.  each;  Sheep  for  servants, 
about  5s.  each  ;   Lambs,  Is.  8d.  to  4s.  each  ;   skin  of  a 
sheep,  wortli  about  Is.  4d.;  killing  sheep,  6d.;  Mutton,, 
leg  of,  5s.;  in  England,  3|d.  p.  lb. 

Pigs.  Pigs,  £1  to  £1,  5s.  each ;  hams  in  Scotland,  7s.   each ;  in 

England,  hams  (Westphalian),  Gd.  to  lid.  p.  lb.;  other 
hams.  Is.  2d.  p.  lb. 

Birds.  Hens,  5d.,  capons,  8d.  each;  chickens,  2f  each;  turkeys. 
Is.  4d.  to  3s.  Id.  each  ;  geese,  lOd.  each ;  goslings,  6d. 
each  ;  carrying  same  from  Border,  Id.  each  ;  grey  plovers, 
6d.  p.  pair;  green  plovers,  5d.  p.  pair;  wild  ducks,  4d. 
to  6d.  each  ;  small  teal,  4d,  each. 


APPENDIX  I 


417 


IV.— Prices  of  Fuel  between  1693  and  1718. 


Scotland. 

London 

Coal— 

£ 

A'. 

d. 

£ 

s. 

d. 

Carberry      

p.  cart 

0 

4 

8 

... 

Carlops        ..... 

p.  load 

0 

1 

0 

Woolmit 

p.  dale 

0 

9 

0 

... 

Clackmannan,  put  down  in  the  close 

p.  dale 

0 

9 

6 

... 

Alloa 

p.  ton 

0 

6 

8 

Carting  same  from  Leith 

p.  ton 

0 

9 

*4 

2 

•  •  • 

Etal  (Northumberland) — 

Small  coal     .... 

p. load 

0 

0 

3 

... 

Great  coal     .... 

p.  load 

0 

0 

G 

... 

Cost  of  carrying  same  . 

p. load 

0 

0 

9 

fl 

14 

0 

Scots  coal 

p.  ton 

- 

u 

n 

to 

16 

8 

0 

0 

Coal 

p.  ton 

... 

V. 

to 
0 

0 

Peat  .         .         

p.  stack 

0 

3 

4 

... 

Charcoal p 

.  bushel 

0 

4 

6 

Billets  of  wood 

p.  100 

... 

0 

1 

4 

Roots  and  brushwood  used  in  England 

. 

... 

•  >• 

Note. — There  is  nothing  in  the  accounts  to  show  what  weight  is  repre- 
sented by  the  words  'dale,'  'cart,'  and  'load.'  A  dale,  how- 
ever, seems  to  be  used  as  synonymous  with  a  ton,  and  as  we  see 
from  the  Accounts  (1703)  that  it  took  two  carts  to  carry  a  dale, 
a  cart  probably  represents  a  h  ton.  A  load  nowadays  means 
8  cwt.,  and  it  probably  meant  the  same  then. 

In  Loudon  the  Accounts  show  that  a  cart  carried  nearly  a 
ton  (I). 


\ 


2n 


418  .  HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


APPENDIX    II 

Statemknt  showing  money  wages  per  annum  of  servants,  etc. 


Scotland 

London 

Continent. 

Prior  to  1714. 

In 

1740. 

I7I8. 

1732- 

£    .V.    d. 

£ 

s.    d. 

£  s.d. 

£  *.  d. 

Master  Household  . 

5     0     0 

•  ■  ■ 

•  .  . 

• ..                       ••■ 

Butler     . 

3     0     0 
r   1  13     4  ) 

14 

0     0 

I'4'o  Oj 
le  0  oj 

... 

Footman 

to         \ 

5 

0     0 

• ■ •           ... 

I   2  10     0   j 

Coachman 

\          to         "- 
I    4     0     0   j 

8 

0     0 

13  0  0 

i 

1 

f   1  10     0   1 
{          to         [ 
1.    2     0     0   J 

Groom     . 

2 

10     0 

... 

1 

Postillion 

2 

0     0 

•  •• 

... 

Carter 

... 

4 

0     0 

...           ... 

Valet       .         .         .  1 

3     0     0 

.  .  • 

5  0  0 

...           ... 

Barnman 

2     3     4 
■  4     0     0  1 

... 

... 

... 

Gardener 

with  house 

5     0     0 

without 

{   A     0     Q  \ 

14 

0     0 

... 

... 

Housekeeper  . 

to 
Is    0    0  J 

5 

0     0 

... 

•  •  •                       •  •  • 

Ladysmaid 

3     fi     8 

5 

0     0 

5  0  0 

... 

(    1  13     4  ^ 

\         to 

I    3     0     0  J 

(G  0  0) 
18  0  Oj 

10  10  0    Spa 

Cook 

8 

0     0 

16  16  0    Naples 

f   1  12     0  ' 

]         to 

I   2     0     0  J 

Under  Cook     . 

3 

0     0 

•  •  ■ 

3  12  0    Naples 

f   1     3     4    ) 

to         \ 

I    2  10     0  J 

Kitchen  Maid . 

2 

0    0 

■  •  • 

* • •                        • •• 

f   1  13     4  ) 
■'         to 

I    2  10    0  . 

(4  0  0| 

Chambermaid  . 

2 

0     0 

(5  0  0) 

3  12  0    Naples 

1  This  was  the  Baillies'  Scots  coachman,  so  £t,  cannot  be  fairly  regarded  as 
the  English  wage. 


APPENDIX  II 


419 


Scotland 

London 

Continent. 

Prior  to  1714. 

In 

1740. 

1718. 

1732. 

£    A-.     d. 

£ 

s.     d. 

£  .V.  d. 

£  *.  d. 

f   1  14    0  1 

Laundry  maid  . 

to 

2 

0     0 

•  •  ■ 

...                ... 

I   1  17     4  J 

Frencli  Maid  . 

•  .  * 

.  .  . 

3  0  0 

Nurse 

3     ()     8 

.  .  . 

. .. 

M'oman   to   wait  on 

Children 

5     0     0 

Dairy  Maid 

2 

0     0 

Fowl  and  swine  girl 

1    "4    0 

. . . 

A\'^oman  to  wash  and 

spin 

1  14     0 

... 

Woman  haymaking-, 

without  food 

0     0     3| 
p.  day 

P'ield  labourer.    Do. 

0     0     5 
p.  day 

... 

... 

Thresher,             Do. 

0     0  11| 
p.  day 

... 

... 

Herd,  without  meat 

... 

5 

0     0 

... 

Officer,        Do. 

... 

7 

5     0 

... 

Tradesmen  in  Scotland  prior  to  1714 :  Tailor,  4d.  p.  day  and  food  ; 
mason.  Is.  p.  day ;  wright,  lOd.  p.  day  ;  thatcher,  Is.  p.  day.  Drystone 
dykes  cost  Is.  p.  rood,  and  turf  dykes  8d.  p.  rood.^ 


^  See  note,  p.  Ixiii. 


420    HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


APPENDIX    III 


Note  of  Fees  paid  in  connection  with  Education  in  Edinburgh 
except  where  otherwise  marked. 


Stg. 

£    s. 

d. 

Miss  May  Menzies  Governess     . 

, 

p.  annum 

8     6 

8 

Arithmetic           .... 

, 

a  quarter 

1     0 

0 

Boolv-keeping     .... 

,                  , 

a  course 

3     2 

0 

Cooking-  lessons 

• 

a  course 

1     6 

0 

Dancing — 

A  course  to  perfect  Lady  Grisell 

(Edinburgh)                .   j 

8     0 

0 

1 

(1     3 

^1 

Children      .... 

• 

p.  month             \ 

\       to 
U     9 

4 

In  London  .... 

, 

p.  month 

3     4 

6 

Fiddler  for  same . 

• 

p.  mouth 

0  10 

1  10 

9 
^1 

Flute'  lessons    .... 

•                 • 

p.  quarter 

to 
U     1 

ol 

French  (London).     To  tlie  French  Mistress 

p.  month 

0  10 

0 

French  (London).     To  the  French  Master 

p.  month 

1    1 

fi 

Geography          .... 

,                  , 

p.  quarter 

1    1 

6 

Harp  lessons  (London) 

,                  , 

the  first  month 

3     3 

0 

Italian  Lessons  (Naples) 

,                  , 

p.  month 

0  18 

7 

Painting  lessons 

• 

p.  month 

1     0 
(1     9 

0 
7) 

Playing  (spinet  and  virginel) 

• 

p.  (juarter 

to 
U  12 

a! 

Tuning                do. 

. 

p.  (juarter 

0     4 

10 

Playing  lessons,  spinet  (Naples) 

. 

p.  month 

0  18 

0 

Reading      ..... 

. 

p.  quarter 

0     4 

10 

To  perfecting  reading 

• 

•                  •                 • 

1  10 
(0     2 

0 

5) 

Reading  School   . 

• 

p.  quarter 

to 
(O     5 

ro  12 

4 

Singing      ..... 

• 

p.  month 

]       to 
U     0 

0 

Singing  (Naples) 

, 

p.  month 

0  18 

0 

Theory  of  Music.     Thorough  Bass 

. 

p.  (|uarter 

2     2 

0 

Viol  lessons        .... 

, 

p.  month 

1     0 

0 

^V^iting  Lessons 

• 

p.  month 

0     4 

10 

1  Two  flutes  are  bought,  one  for  los.  stg. 
Prices  of  spinets  and  virginels  are  not  given. 


and  the  other  for  £i,  5s.  stg. 


I 


APPENDIX  IV 


421 


APPENDIX    IV 

TABLES   OF  SCOTS   AND   ENGLISH    MONEY 
AND    MEASURES! 


I. — Money 

12  Scots  pennies  =1  Scots  shilliiifj^  =  l  penny  stg. 

20  Scots  shillings  =  1  Scots  pound    =ls.  8d.  stg. 

A  guinea  =  between  £1,  Is.  and  £l,  3s.  6d. 

A  jacobus  =  about  £] ,  Hs. 

A  mark  =l;>s.  4d.  Scots     =ls, 

A  rex  dollar  =7s.  3d. 

A  dollar  =4s.  2id. 


IJd. 


stg. 


II. — Measures  of  Extension 


Scots  Lineal  Measure. 


1  Scots  inch 

=  1 

l-OOKUG 

imp.  inches 

8-88  Scots 

inches  =  1  link 

8-89435 

^?         53 

1-35  Scots  link 

s    =1  Scots  foot  =        12-0194 

y  y           >y 

3,V  Scots  feet 

=  1  ell 

37-0598 

)}           }> 

6  e'lls 

=  1  fall 

=      222-3.588 

?y           a 

4  falls 

=  1  chain 

=      889-4352 

}>           >} 

10  chains 

=  1  furlong 

=   8894-352 

yy           yi 

8  furlongs 

=  1  mile 

=  71154-816 
or  1970-522 

imp.  yds. 

Imperial  Li  12 

'^al  Measure. 

7-92 

imp. 

inches      = 1 

imp.  link. 

1-615 

}} 

links         =1 

„     foot. 

3 

}> 

feet          =  1 

,,     yard. 

5^ 

>> 

yards        = 1 

„     pole. 

4 

)> 

poles         =  1 

„     chain. 

10 

7y 

chains      =  1 

„     furlong. 

8 

>) 

furlongs  =1 

,,     mile,  or  1700 

yards. 

III. — Measures  of  AVeight 

(1)  Scots  Troyes  or  Dutch  Weight  raised  from  the  Standard  Lamirk  Stone. 
16  drops    =1  ounce  =        475-56     imp.   troy  grains. 

16  ounces  =1  lb.  =     7608-95 

16  lbs.        =1  Lanark  stone  =121743195 


^  The  following  measures  are.  taken  from  the  tables,  etc.  published  in  1827 
by  the  authority  of  the  Magistrates  and  Justices  of  the  City  and  County  of 
Edinburgh. 


422     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


(2)  Imperial  Troy  Weight. 

24  grains  =  1  pennyweight  —  24  imp.  Troy  grains. 

20  pennyweights  =  1  ounce  =  480 

12  ounces  =1  lb.  =5760 


33 
33 


(3)  Scots  Tron  Weight  raised  from  the  Edinburgh  Tron  Pound. 

16  drops     =1  ounce  =       601 '417  imp.  Troy  grains. 
16  ounces  =1  lb.        =     9622-67  „ 

16  lbs.        =1  stone  =15:3962 -72 


33 
33 


33 


33 
33 


(4)  Imperial  Avoirdupois  Weight. 

16  drams    =1  ounce  =     437'5  imp.  Troy  grains. 
16  ounces  =  1  lb.        =   7000 
14  lbs.        =1  stone   =98000 
1  dale         =1  ton. 

1  Scots  Troy  pound  =1  lb.  1  oz.  6'3  dr.  imperial  avoirdupois. 

1  Edinburgh  Tron  pound  =  1  lb.  6  oz.  ,,  ,, 

Assuming  that  Lady  Grisell  in  her  Accounts  used  the  Edinburgh  Tron 
Weight,  it  is  necessary  in  order  to  compare  the  prices  then  and  now  to 
multiply  the  quantity  or  divide  the  price  by  j^  =  -iJ-. 


IV. — Measures  of  Capacity 


26'0.508  imp.  cubic  inches. 
52-1017 


(1)  Scots  Liquid  Measure. 

4  gills  =1  mutchkin  = 

2  mutchkins  =  1  chopin       = 

2  chopins       =  1  pint  =       1042034 

8  pints  =  1  gallon        =       833-6272 

(2)  Scots  Dry  Measure  for  Barley  and  Oats. 

4  lippies  =  1  peck  =       807*576    imp. 

4  pecks  =  1  firlot  =     3230-305 

4firlots  =lboll  =   12921-222 

16  bolls  =lchalder  =206739-546 

A  forpet,  forper,  or  fourtpert  =  according  to  Jameson  |^  of  a  peck, 
or  jijj^  of  a  firlot ;  according  to  Lady  Grisell  it  equalled  ("jj  of  a  firlot. 

(')  firlots  =A  Lothian  boll. 

1  boll  oats  =  10  stones  weight. 

2  bolls  oats  =  1  load  =20  stone  =  2|  cwt. 
A  chalder  =1  ton  =160  stones. 

1  cwt.  =  8  stones. 


3> 

}> 

}} 

33 

)} 

)> 

cubic 

inches 

33 

33 

33 

33 

33 

3) 

(3)  Imperial  Liquid  or  Dry  Measure. 


4  gill 
2  pints 
4  quarts 
2  gallons 
4  pecks 
8  bushels 


=  lpiiit  =  34-6.59 

=  1  quart  =  69-318 

=  1  gallon  =  277-274 

=  1  peck  =  554-548 

=  1  bushel  =  2218-191 

=  1  quarter  =  17745-526 

1  Scots  pint  =3  imperial  pints. 
1  Scots  peck  =  1§  imperial  pecks 


imp.  cubic  inches. 


APPENDIX  IV  423 


TABLES   OF    FOREIGN    MONEY 

Rotterdam,  Leyden,  Utrecht,  GxldeRxMause (?),  Buss(?),  and  Iampt 

8  doits  or  duyten  =  1  stur  (stu vver  ?).  1  doit  or  duyt  =  Ud.  st^. 

20stur  =1  guilder.  1  stur  =^",-j*^- 

1  guilder  =ls.  lOd.  stg. 


j!  Maastbicfit 

G  doits  or  duyten  =  1  mark.  1  doit  or  duyt  =  -lid.  stg. 

10  marks  =  1  skillin  or  schelling.    1  mark  "^  o!^"   " 

37skillins  =a  guinea.  1  skillmg  or  schelling  =  0-»cl.   „ 


Aix  LA  Chapki.lk 

6  doits        =lmark.  1  doit        -'l  2d.   stg. 

9  marks      =  1  skilling.  1  mark      =  •74d.     „ 

8  skillings  =  l  crown.  1  skillnig  =  n-<od.  ,, 

1  crown    =4s.  6d.  „ 


Spa 

4liers  =  lsou.  1  lier         =    "ITd.  stg. 

10  sous  =  1  skilling.  1  sou  =    '(ud.   ,, 

1  skilling  =  0 "Tod.   ,, 


'r^ 


French  Money 

20  sous    =1  livre.  1  sou    =  -Cud.  stg.  to  '"d.  stg 

3  livres  =  l  ecu  blanc.  1  livre  =  from  Is.  l^d.  to  Is.  :id. 

6  livres  =  l  ecu  grand. 

24  livres  =  1  louis. 


Lorraine 
20  sous   =1  livre.  1  sou   =;3nd.  stg. 

32  livres  =  1  louisdor  =  a  guinea.  1  livre-  /  "Sd.     ,, 


Burgundy  and  I'auis 

20  sous   =1  livre.  J  fou    =-52d 

24  livres  =  1  louisdor  =  1  guinea.  1  livre  =  lO^d.  stg. 


424     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


Turin 


20  sous      =  1  livre. 

9h  livres    =1  sequin  =  26  carlins. 

10  carlins  =  1  ducat. 


1  sou       =  "GSd .  stg. 
1  livre     =ls.  l"ld.  stg. 
1  carlin  =4"8d. 
1  ducat   =  nearly  4s. 
1  sequin  =     ,,     10s.  5d. 


20  sous    =  1  livre. 
14  livres  =  1  sequin. 


MiLLAN 


1  sous      =  •4-5d.  stg. 
]  livre     =!)d.  stg. 
1  sequin  =  10s.  5d. 


Plasentia,  Parma,  Reggio,  Modena,  Loreto,  Rome 

10biocks(baiocchi)  =  l  Julio  or  paul(paolo).  1  biock  =      •62d.stg. 

10iuliosorpauls  =  ]  Roman  crown  or  scudo.  1  Julio  or  paul  =      6|d.   ,, 

20Julios  or  pauls  =  2  crowns  =  1  sequin.  1  Roman  crown  =  5s.2|d.  ,, 

3juliosor  pauls  =  l  testoon.  1  sequin  =10s.6d.  ,, 


Bologna 
12    demis  =  1  biock. 
20    biocks  =  l  livre  =  2Julios  or  pauls. 
10^  livres  =  1  sequin. 


1  demi  =  •0.5d. 
1  biock  =  '(yd. 
1  livre  =ls. 


10  grains  =  1  carlin. 

2  carlins  =  1  terri. 
10  carlins  =  1  ducat. 


Naples 


1  grain  =  ■48d.        stg. 
1  carlin  =  4  "Sd.  ,, 

1  ducat  =  nearly  4s.  ,, 


Venice 


20  soldi  =  1  lira. 

21  liras  =1  Florentine  sequin. 

22  liras  =1  Venetian  sequin. 


1  soldo    =  'Sd.  stg. 

1  lira       =  nearly  6d.     ,, 
1  sequin  =  10s.  5d.         ,, 


Frankfort 

60    karrentari  =1  florin. 

4    florins  15  karrentari  =  1  hungar. 
7^  florins  =  1  Spanish  pistole. 


]  karrentari  =  •47d.        stg. 

1  florin  =2s.  4d.  "2  ,, 

1  liungar       =10s.  ,, 


1  Spanish  pistole  =  l7s.  7 "5 


From  LiioK  to  Calais 
20   ous  =  1  livre. 


1  sous  =  *55d.  stg. 
1  livre  =  lid.     ,, 


APPENDIX  IV 


425 


NoTKs  as  to  SalakiivS  and  Wac.es  in  1707  and  now 


1707. 

Present 

Time. 

Increase. 

£     s.    d. 

£ 

S. 

d. 

Judges      ...... 

500    0    0 

3,600 

0 

0 

7-2 

Church^    (1)  Best  Charges 

138  17    9f 

1,000 

0 

0 

7-2 

(2)  Average  Stipend 

50    0    0 

300 

0 

0 

6 

Educatwn.- 

Ediiiburgh  University. 

Paid  by 
City. 

Queen 
Anne's 
Crant. 

Class 
Fees. 

1 

£     s.    d. 

£    s.   d. 

£    s.   d. 

Principal     .     . 

Ill     2     2 

111     2     2 

1,600 

0 

0 

... 

Divinity       .     . 

88  17    9 

30    0    0 

110  17    9 

570 

0 

0 

Hebrew  .     .     . 

50    0    0 

35  14    3 

no  fees. 

85  14    3 

800 

0 

0 

Church  History 

100    0    0 

30    0    0 

130    0    0 

440 

0 

0 

... 

Public  Law 

150    0    0 

150    0    0 

600 

0 

0 

... 

Mathematics    . 

50    0    0 

35  14    3 

30    b    0 

115  14    3 

1,100 

0 

0 

Greek      .     .     . 

22    4    5 

35  14    3 

50    0    0 

107  18    8 

1,100 

0 

0 

... 

Logic  and  Meta- 

physics    .     . 

22    4    5 

35  14    3 

50    0    0 

107  18    8 

900 

0 

0 

... 

Natural   Philo- 

sophy .     .     . 

22     4     5 

35  14    3 

50    0    0 

107  18    8 

1,100 

0 

0 

Moral      Philo- 

sophy .     .     . 

22     4    5 

35  14    3 

50    0    0 

107  18    8 

900 

0 

0 

Humauit}-   .     . 

24    9    5 

35  14    3 

50    0    0 

110    3    8 

1,100 

0 

0 

Librarian     .     . 

36  13    4 

20    0    0 

56  13    4 

400 

0 

0 

i 

1302    0    1 

10,610 

0 

0 

8-1 

Tradesmen,'^  etc. 

Masons     .             .             .             .             .p.  day 

0    10 

0 

7 

1 

7 

Joiners     .             .             .             .             .p.  da3' 

0    0  10 

0 

7 

6 

9 

Tailors      .             .             .             .             .p.  daj' 

0    0    8 

0 

6 

0 

9 

Dykers     .             .          \).  rood  of  (i  yds.  G  inch. 

0    10 

0 

6 

0 

6 

Field  labourer 

. 

.  p.  day 

0    0    5 

0 

4 

2, 

10 

1.  The  Church. — The  stipends  of  tlie  niinister.s  of  the  Ediiiburjjh 
churches  were  raised  in  1094  to  2500  merks  Scots,  or  £1J38,  17s.  9k^d. 
stg.  They  were  reduced  in  1708  to  2000  merks,  but  were  raised  again 
to  the  old  figure  in  1712  for  three  of  their  uumhev  {Citf/  0/ Fdinhnrgh 
Ih-cnrd.s).  As  to  the  average  stipend  of  the  Ministers,  IVIr.  Steel,  the 
minister  of  Sorn  in  Ayrshire,  speaking  in  1749,  stated  that  at  that  time 
it  did  not  exceed  £52.  This  figure  was  apparently  an  underestimate, 
for  it  appears  from  the  statistics  collected  by  the  Committee,  who 
reported  upon  the  stipends  to  the  General  Assembly  in  the  following 
year,  that  the  average  stijjend  at  that  time  must  have  been  nearer  £05. 
As  there  must  have  been  some  increa.^e  during  the  forty  years  that  had 
elapsed  since  the  Union,  it  cannot  be  far  wrong  to  take  £50  as  the 
averHge  stipend  in  1707.  In  regard  to  the  average  stipend  of  to-day, 
.Mr.  Simpson,  minister  of  Bonhill,  estimates  it  for  landward  parishes 
at  about  £260.  Mr.  P.  ('.  Robertson,  however,  the  Interim  Auditor  of 
the  Church  of  Scotland,  considers  th;it  if  the  city  churches,  with  their 
largely  augmented  stipends,  be  included,  the  average  is  nearer  £300. 


426     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 

2.  Education. — The  figures  entered  as  paid  by  the  city  are  taken 
from  the  City  Accounts  ;  the  figures  entered  as  paid  from  Queen  Anne's 
grant  are  taken  from  Sir  Alexander  Grant's  History  of  the  University ; 
the  figures  entered  as  derived  from  fees  in  the  classes  of  Greek^  Logic 
and  Metaphysics,  Natural  Philosophy,  Moral  Philosophy  and  Humanity, 
are  based  on  the  fact  that  when  the  Professor  of  Moral  Philosophy 
in  1708  was  forbidden  to  charge  class  fees,  he  received  an  additional 
salary  of  £'oO  in  lieu  thereof.  It  is  therefore  probable  that  £50  also 
represents  the  value  of  the  fees  in  these  other  classes  which  formed  part 
of  the  same  course  of  study.  The  sums  entered  as  class  fees  for  Divinity, 
Church  History,  and  Mathematics  are  merely  estimates.  The  fees 
drawn  by  the  Librarian  were  for  issuing  diplomas,  and  the  figure  entered 
is  an  estimate  founded  on  the  number  of  graduates,  and  the  fees  he  was 
allowed  to  charge.  In  judging  of  the  salaries  of  the  Principal  and  of 
the  Professor  of  Divinity,  it  has  to  be  remembered  that  these  gentlemen 
also  held  as  ministers  city  charges,  which  brought  each  of  them  in  an 
additional  sum  of  £122,  4s.  .5d.  Graham  in  his  Social  Life  of  Scot/and 
states  that  the  salaries  of  Professors  in  Scotland  during  the  first  quarter 
of  the  eighteenth  century  averaged  from  £25  to  £30,  exclusive  of  class 
fees.  As  will  be  seen  from  the  above  state,  the  salaries  of  the  regular 
professors  in  Edinburgh  averaged  considerably  more. 

It  is  more  difficult  to  ascertain  what  rise  has  taken  place  in  the 
remuneration  of  the  parish  'Dominie.'  According  to  statute  he  was 
entitled  in  1707  to  a  salary  from  the  heritors  of  not  less  than  £5,  18s.  3d., 
and  not  more  than  £11,  2s.  (?d.  In  a  Memorial  drawn  up  in  1782  for 
the  Pai'ochial  School  Masters  in  Scotland,  it  is  stated  that  this  remunera- 
tion, 'though  not  great,  was  yet  well  suited  to  the  times,  the  funds, 
and  distinction  of  rank  at  the  period.  The  emoluments  of  their  office 
placed  them  above  day  labourers,  and  the  poorer  class  of  mechanics  and 
farmers  ;  nay,  raised  them  to  an  equality  with  the  more  opulent  farmers, 
respectable  tradesmen  and  citizens ;  among  vvliom  their  employment, 
their  manners,  and  prospects  in  life  procured  them  a  degree  of  respect 
very  advantageous  to  their  profession.'  Still  in  spite  of  this  opinion, 
and  of  our  knowledge  that  they  enjoyed  in  addition  certain  perquisites, 
their  pay  seems  to  have  been  relatively  j)oor.  On  the  other  hand  an 
examination  of  the  fees  paid  by  Lady  Grisell  for  the  education  of  her 
daughters  as  shown  in  Appendix  iii.,  would  indicate  that  private  tuition 
was  relatively  well  paid,  and  taken  all  over,  it  may  be  assumed  that  the 
increase  in  their  professional  incomes  lies  between  six  and  ten. 

3.  Tradesmen,  etc. — In  comparing  the  wages  paid  to  tradesmen  then 
and  now,  it  is  necessary  to  bear  in  mind  that  whereas  they  worked  at 
least  10  hours  a  day  in  1707,  they  only  work  at  most  9  hours  nowadays. 
This  has  been  taken  into  account  in  the  foregoing  state.  The  amounts 
entered  as  presently  paid  are  based  on  the  wage  per  hour  paid  to  the 
tradesman,  not  the  sum  per  hour  charged  by  his  master  against  the 
customer. 

It  will  be  observed  that  in  the  foregoing  state  no  notice  has  been 
taken  of  the  earnings  of  Solicitors,  Doctors,  and  Surgeons,  nor  of  the 
pay  of  the  Army.  In  regard  to  the  first  three  of  these,  it  has  been 
found  impossible  to  arrive  at  any  true  method  of  comparison,  the  work 
performed  by  them  then  and  now  being  so  different.  The  few  items 
capable  of  comparison,  such  as  drawing  bonds  for  money,  bleeding, 
syringing  the  ears,  etc.,  indicate  that  a  man  in  the  position  of  George 
Baillie  would  have  had  to  pay  eight  times  more  now  than  he  did  then. 


APPENDIX  IV 


427 


(Syringing  the  ears,  5s.  then,   £2,  2s.   now ;   bleeding,  9s.   8d.   then, 
£4,  4s.  now.) 

As  to  the  pay  of  tlie  army,  it  was  relatively  so  high  that  it  stands 
alone,  and  must  he  judged  by  itself.  The  generous  treatment  meted 
out  to  soldiers  does  not  appear  to  have  arisen  from  any  attempt  to  place 
the  Scottish  army  on  the  same  footing  as  the  English  army,  alongside  of 
which  it  was  called  upon  to  fight,  for  we  find  the  same  high  rate  of  pay 
ruling  in  Scotland  during  the  reigns  of  Charles  ii.  and  James  vii.  before 
the  beginning  of  the  great  Continental  war.  It  arose  more  probably 
from  the  desire  to  ensure  the  loyalty  of  the  army,  and  it  no  doubt 
accounts  for  the  fact  that  so  many  gentlemen  were  to  be  found  serving 
as  non-commissioued  officers  and  privates,  and  that  desertion  was  at  that 
time  practically  unknown.  The  following  state,  for  which  the  editor 
is  indebted  to  Mr.  Andrew  Ross,  Ross  Herald,  shows  how  small  has  been 
the  increase  in  the  pay  of  the  army  during  the  last  two  hundred  years, 
and  indicates  that  in  spite  of  its  pay  being  occasionally  a  year  or  two  in 
arrears,  the  army  was  either  largely  overpaid  then,  or  miserably  under- 
paid now.  In  looking  at  the  figures  it  must  be  borne  in  mind  that 
colonels,  lieutenant-colonels,  and  majors  had  companies,  and  drew 
captain's  pay  in  addition  to  their  pay  as  field  officers. 


Colonel. 

Lt. -Colonel. 

Major. 

c 
"3 

■  o. 

6 

Lieutenant. 

Ensign. 

Sergeant. 

Corporal. 

Drummer. 

1.  1677 

2.  1702 

3.  1707  (England)  '  20 

4.  1911 


Foot  Guards. 

Per  dietii 

J.    d. 

s.   d. 

s.     d. 

s.    d. 

s.    d. 

s.    d.    s.    d. 

s.    d. 

s.    d. 

12    0 

7    0 

5     0 

8    0 

4     0 

3016 

I    0 

I     0 

12    0 

7    0 

5     0 

8    0 

4     0 

3016 

I    0 

I     0 

20    0 

12    0 

8    0 

14    0 

7     0 

5016 

I     0 

I     0 

18    0 

18    0 

(13     7| 
\     to     \ 

II     7 

(6    6| 

5326 

I     9 

I     2 

(16    oj 

Marching  Regiments.     Per  diem. 


1.  1685 

2.  1702 

3.  i707(EngIand)|  12    o 

4.  1911        .        .     18    o 


s. 
7 
7 
7 

18 


d. 
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d. 


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1 16 


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4 
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d. 

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s.   d. 

6 

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I    0 

6 

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I    0 

6 

1     0 

I    0 

4 

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I     I  1 
1 

J.  d. 

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°     7 

O    ID 


XoTK.— There  was  no  line  regiment  on  the  1677  Establishment,  and  the  pay  of  the  Foot 
Guards  was  the  same  in  1685  as  in  1677. 


428 


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APPEJ 


I. 

II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

Mil. 

House- 

keeping 

Accounts 

Sundry 
Disburse- 
ments, 
including 
taxes,  feu- 
duties,  etc. 

Ykar. 

(Food, 

drink, 

firing,  light- 

Servants' 

Servants' 

Clothes 

for 

Furniture 
and 

Expenses  of 

Horses, 

etc. 

Doctor.' 

and 
Surgeon 

'9  '1 

ing,  wash- 
ing, and  all 

Wages. 

Clothes. 

Familj 

Furnish- 
ings. 

expenses  in 

connection 

«l 

therewith.) 

fl 

£     s.   d. 

£     s.  d. 

£  s. 

d. 

£  s. 

d. 

£    s. 

d. 

£     s.   d. 

£    -V. 

d. 

^ 

1693,  1694,    \ 

^M 

and  169s     ( 

175    0    0 

257     9     4 

"29  17 

2 

Sg  IS 

0 

log     4     6 

62    0 

0 

52  H 

Average  for  \ 
these  years  / 

58    6     S 

85  i6     5 

9  19 

I 

29  18 

4 

36     8     2 

20  13 

4 

"1 

1696 

79  15    0 

46     5     0 

16    0 

0 

5°  13 

2 

50     I     4 

8  15 

8 

i6    ^^ 

I1697 

149     3     0 

70    9    8 

14    9 

4 

31  " 

8 

48  15 

10 

31     9     6 

.  • 

1698 

78     I     8 

8  19    4 

4    ID 

0 

27  15 

6 

I  15     3 

21699 

165     8     2 

246  IS     8 

29      2 

0 

29  18     2 

19  17 

9 

7    0  3 1: 

!^    iS     f 

1700 

242  10     4 

3234  15    6 

21     18 

0 

9   0 

0 

14  12     2 

10    I 

8 

1 701 

250  13     7 

82  17  10 

19    II 

2 

13     5 

S 

44     9 

3 

42     4     9 

41     2 

I 

7    6    c 

1702 

23s     5     5 

59     3     8 

18       0 

4 

16     8 

10 

60  15 

2 

66  14     8 

30  19 

0 

.s    6    4 

1703 

237  14     3 

104     I     7 

19     3 

6 

10     5 

■3 

65     I 

8 

67     5     0 

27  16 

0 

21  12    5 

1704 

2T2       7       6 

103     4     2 

15     8 

7 

5     8 

6 

49     7 

2 

90  14  10 

42    0 

0 

2    9    9 

170S 

214      0      4 

no    4    9 

29    8 

0 

TI    14 

I 

53  15 

S 

71     7     3 

50     3 

9 

340 

1706 

213    10      4 

81     9     6 

24    8 

3 

8  10 

0 

86     5 

5 

68  II     8 

45     7 

9 

6     7    a 

1707 

197    10      0 

lOI       I        I 

45     5 

6 

4     3 

7 

97  12 

5 

57  18     I 

33     7 

6 

52    0    s 

81708 

78       5    10 

164     2     3 

,n^9     3 

6 

17     3 

10 

37  18 

3 

18  10     I 

37  13 

0 

1     3  II 

1709 

178  13     6 

123     6     5 

10  58     6 

0 

6     8 

10 

20  18 

7 

63     3  II 

45  17 

2 

17  19    9 

1710 

318     3     I 

196     9    2 

54     4 

7 

16     I 

I 

315     I 

9 

IS     0    0 

SI  10 

4 

II  16    9 

1711 

231     0    9 

248  11  II 

41     6 

7 

6    2 

7 

63     0 

35     0     3 

73  10 

II 

I     16 

1712 

2o6    9    9 

17c!   16     7 

51     4 

6 

13    ° 

0 

74   13 

8 

36    0    4 

34     4 

4 

490 

,,/7i3 

133  10    2 

144   18     9 

23  16 

10 

I  II 

7 

57   15 

3 

30     2     3 

61   15 

6 

3  14    6 

1^1714 

256  13     7 

184  10     8 

43   13 

7 

I  19 

0 

40  17 

5 

66    8     7 

.    54     8 

4 

7  10    7 

1715 

44T     4  10 

183  10    6 

48   16 

2 

28  16 

2 

346  15 

4 

559     0     4 

14 129      9 

2 

2  14    0 

1716 

S05     3     8 

189    5  II 

40  12 

8 

8  15 

4 

351  IS 

8 

10  15  II 

82     5 

6 

15  17    6 

1717 

S39     8     3 

15  706     7     7 

96     6 

7 

23     9 

11 

702  15 

10 

20  18     0 

77  15 

0 

7  19    9 

1718 
Average  for" 

618  19     0 

237  '4    8 

18  18 

2 

34     8 

7 

"513    9 

8 

62     5     7 

83     4 

0 

17  13    0 

years     1693 

to   1714   in- 

elusive, 
being  years 

175     0     0 

1*121       0       0 

.£35 

0    0 

62    0 

° 

44     0    0 

35     0 

0 

12      0      0 

family  resi- 

dentin  Scot- 

land 

1 

1  Old  Mrs.  Baillie  died  this  year,  and  the  Baillies  flitted  to  a  house  belonging  to  Bailie  Hamilton. 

'■2  Lady  Grisell  has  an  entry  to  the  effect  that  her  book  'was  not  rectified,  and  it  was  to  great  truble  to 
writt  them  all  out.'     This  probably  accounts  for  the  want  of  detail  in  that  and  the  two  preceding  years. 

•*  This  figure  includes  the  family  clothes,  but  no  details  are  given  to  enable  a  separation  to  be  made. 

4  Flits  to  Lord  Colinton's  house,  probably  in  Foulis  Close. 

5  Expenses  of  going  to  London  on  ist  April,  staying  there  and  reluming  by  15th  May. 
*  Includes  Bonds  for  borrowed  money. 

"  This  and  the  two  entries  immediately  below  include  servants'  clothing. 
"  This  should  be  ;{Ji6o,  13s.,  but  Lady  Grisell  enters  it  as  shown  here. 

9  Lady'iGrisell  and  her  husband  seem  to  have  been  in  London  for  several  months  at  the  beginning  of  the  year. 

10  Includes  a  payment  oK £it,  15s.  6d.  to  Miss  Menzies,  'over  and  above  her  fie  for  her  care  of  the  bairens 
when  they  had  the  fever.' 


APPENDIX  V 


429 


DIX    V 


IX. 


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Charges. 


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27 

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16  13 
38  6 
38  17 
38  6 
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33 
33 
33 


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45     o  o 


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Estate 
Expenses. 
Building 

and 
repairing 
mansion 
houses, 
tenants' 
houses, 
dykes,  etc. 


d. 


46     7 
6  18 

5  II 
20  16 
II  6 
70  19 

13  12 

181  II 

51  10 

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36 

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149 

13 

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66 

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71 

5 

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47 
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0 

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17 

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2 

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135 

4 

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60 


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Money. 


54   10 

18     3 

26  16 

20     I 

4   13 


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4 

5 
8 
8 
4 


14     3 
28  II 


22  12 

9  10 

40    9 

26    o 

9  17 

6  I 

15     o 

7  17 
5     o 

14  14 
II   12     o 

3  15    o 

15  8  10 
39  S  o 
38  9  4 
55  17     o 


15 


XIII. 


Expenses  in 

connection 

with 

political 

journeys  to 

London. 


£.  s.  d. 

329  7    ID 

109  15    II 

84  O     O 


'96 


8133    19       2 


29 


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450 

431 

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598 
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622 
761 
700 

625 
014 

574 

684 

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Year. 


£     s.   d. 


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Do. 
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\     and  1695 
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\   these  years 

1696 

1697 

1698 

1699 

1700 

1701 

1702 

1703 
1704 
170S 
1706 
1707 
1708 
1709 
1710 
1711 
1712 

1713 
1714 

1715 
1716 
1717 
1718 


630 


11  This  is  the  year  their  daughter  Grisell  was  married  to  Mr.  Murray,  and  the  expenses  directly  attributable 
to  this  event  amount  to  nearly  .£280. 

l-i  In  the  autumn  the  family  go  to  London. 

13  Furnished  lodgings  at  £n  p.  month.  r    u         •         r      „»,„ 

14  This  includes  £45  paid  to  a  carriage  builder 'to  accc^nt,;  and  was  no  doubt  part  of  the  pr.ce  of  a  new 
carriage.     Two  horses  and  a  coachman  are  hired  at  £25  a  quarter. 

15  This  includes  three  years' cess,  etc.,  for  Scottish  Estates.  .,    .  . ,     ^ 

took  place.  , 

17  This  includes  ;£i  13,  3S.  6d.  for  '  My  Rachels  cloaths  to  her  child. 
1^  This  sum  includes  Cess  and  Poll  Tax  and  Poor  money,  averaging  about  £36  p.  ann. 


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GLOSSARY 


Ala:\ioi)E,  a  silk  material,  a  la  mode, 
in  the  seventeenth  century. 

Antoylage,  entoilage,  linen  or  other 
ludterial  to  which  lace  is  sewed. 

Armogeen,  a  stout  silk  almost  invari- 
ably black. 

AttleSj  a  silk  stuff  wrought  with 
threads  of  gold  and  silver  imported 
from  India. 

Bast,  matting  made  of  the  inner  bark 

of  the  lime. 
Batthel  or  bathelj  beadle. 
Bear,  barley. 
Bongrace,  a  sort  of  front  standing 

erect  round  the  face  attached  to  the 

hood. 
Bragad,  brocade. 
Buffing,  buffines  {?),  a  kind  of  coarse 

material. 
Bufft,  covered  with  buffines. 
Bustin,  bustian  (?),  same  as  fustian, 

a  coarse  twilled  cotton  cloth. 
Busum,  besom,  broom. 

Calamanka,  calimanco,  a  woollen 
material  made  plain  and  glazed  in 
finishing. 

Camlet,  camblet,  a  cloth  made  of 
wool,  silk,  or  hair,  or  all  three. 

Capillaire.     l^ee  note,  p.  321. 

Chutches,  cuches,  donkeys. 

Clogbag,  saddle  bag. 

Cods,  pillows. 

Codwars,  pillowslips. 

Cog,  pail. 

Cruk,  crook,  an  iron  hook  suspended 


in  kitchen  chimney  on  which  pots 
were  hung. 

Dail,  a  load,  a  ton. 

Dails,  wooden  boards. 

Daniaty,    dimity,   a    fine    sort    of 

fustian. 
Dicks,  dykes,  stone  walls. 
Divits,  divots,  turfs  cut  into  squares. 
Dornick,   dornock,    chequered   table 

linen. 
Drogat,  drugget,  a  sort  of  woollen 

stuff. 

Fairins,  a  gift  of  money  for  spending 
at  a  fair  or  a  gift  bought  at  a  fair. 
Furd,  made  of  fur. 

Galown,   galloon,  a  hard  braid  of 

silk  or  wool  used  for  edging. 
Gass  or  gaz,  gauze. 

Hagabag,  coarse  table  linen. 
Harden,    a    common    linen    or    the 

coarsest  quality  of  hemp  or  flax. 
Hatted  kit,   a  preparation  of  milk, 

etc.,  with  a  creamy  top.     See  note, 

p.  290. 

Jacoi-it,  chocolate. 

Jumps,  jimps,  a  kind  of  easy  stays 
open  in  front,  worn  by  nurses. 

Kains,  canes. 

Kevelmell,  a  heavy  mell  or  hammer. 

Lame,  earthenware. 


432     HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


Lutestring,  lustriug,  a  bright  silk 
mjtch  used,  said  to  have  been  intro- 
duced into  this  country  by  the 
French  refugees  after  the  Revoca- 
tion of  the  Edict  of  Nantes  in  1685. 

Manto,  manteau. 
Maskarad,  masquerade. 
Milsy,  a  milk  strainer. 
Mohair,  cloth  made  of  mohair ;    the 
fine  silken  hair  of  the  Angora  gout. 

Panscratch,    the    thick    scale    that 

forms  on  the  bottom  of  a  salt  pan. 
Pertian,  persian,  a  thin  plain  silk, 

much  used  for  linings. 
Pice,  piece,  a  hogshead. 
Pillabers,  pillowberes,  pillowslips. 
Pittipan,  pettypan,  a  white  iron  mold 

used  for  pastry. 
Podisoy,    paduasoy,   a  strong   silk, 

usually  black. 
Pother,  pewter. 

QuECHES,  quaich,  a  small  and  shallow 
drinking  cup. 

KiMiN  nisH,  perhaps  the  rimmer  or 
vat  in  which  curd  is  set  to  harden 
for  cheese. 

Salmagundy,  salmagunde,  a  dish 
of  minced  meat  with  eggs,  anchovies, 
vinegar,  pepper,  etc. 

Scout,  schuit,  a  public  boat  drawn  by 
horse  through  the  canals. 


Sesnet,  sarcenet. 

Shad, /a/. 

Shagreen,  a  sort  of  baize. 

Sheneal,  chenille,  striped  taffatu. 

Shill,  shovel. 

Skep,  basket  hive. 

Snakes,  snecks,  fastenings. 

Sods,  a   sort  of  saddle  used  by  the 

poorer  classes  made  of  cloth  stuffed. 
Stenting,  stretching. 
Stinging,  thatching. 
Stoup,  flagon. 
Strakins,  linen  cloth  made  of  coarse 

flax. 

Tabir,  tabby,  a  kind  of  silk  watered 

or  waved. 
Tafita,     taffeta,     a     sort    of    thick 

silk. 
Thack,  thatch. 
Thicking,  thatching. 
Tolliduse,  taille-douce.      See  note, 

p.  39. 
Tourdelie,  tour  de  lit,  the  valance  of 

a  bed. 
Tows,  ropes. 
Trivet,  a  movable    iron  frame  for 

supporting  kettles,  etc. 
Tusk,  a  fish  as  big  as  a  ling,  much 

esteemed  for  its  delicacy. 

Wort  skill,  a  shovel  for  wort  for 
brewing. 

Yettin,  cast-iron. 
Yrone,  iron. 


INDEX 


Abernethy,  Dr.,  i8,  19,  22,  23. 

George,  53. 

Aikman,  Francis,  of  Brambleton   and 

Ross,  36  «. 
William,    portrait   painter,    xxvii 

and  n,  55. 
Ainsly,  James,  203. 
Aislaby,  Mr.,  xxii  n. 
Aiton,  taken   prisoner  at   Preston,  51 

and  M. 
Aix-la-Chapelle,  404. 
Ale,  415. 

Allen,  Mr. ,  British  consul  at  Naples,  392. 
Amsterdam,  386. 
Anchovies,  lix. 
Anderson's  meeting-house,  37. 

pills,  35. 

Robert,  footman,  158. 

Andrews,  Eliza,  430. 

Annandale,    William    Johnstone,    first 

marquis  of,  288  and  n. 
Arbuthnott,  Dr.  John,  43  and  «. 
Archery  in  Holland,  387  ti. 
Army  pay,  427. 
Augsburg,  402. 

Baillie,  Archibald,  son  of  George 

Baillie  of  Jerviswood,  xi. 
Archibald,  son  of  Robert  Baillie 

of  Jerviswood,  xv,  l.xxiv,  261,  264, 

265. 

Christian,  xi. 

Elizabeth,    daughter    of    Robert 

Baillie   of  Jerviswood,  and   wife   of 

Robert  Weems  of  Graingemuir,  xv, 

xxxvii,  45  ;/,  430. 

George,  first  of  Jerviswood,  and 


merchant  burgess  of  Edinburgh,  x, 
XXX,  430. 

George,  son  of  Robert  Baillie  of 

Jerviswood,  xii,  xv;  present  at  the 
execution  of  his  father,  xiii ;  his  life 
influenced  by  his  father's  fate,  xiii- 
xiv  ;  escapes  to  Holland  and  his 
estates  forfeited,  xvi  ;  in  the  service 
of  the  Prince  of  Orange,  xvii  ;  re- 
turns to  Scotland  and  is  made  re- 
ceiver-general,   xviii ;   his  marriage, 

O 


xviii ;  his  political  position,  xix  ;  a 
member  of  the  first  Union  parliament, 
XX  ;  a  lord  of  the  treasury,  xxii, 
xxxix  ;  his  retiral,  xxiii,  Ixvii  ;  a 
lover  of  books,  xxv ;  an  encourager 
of  the  fine  arts,  xxvi ;  his  love  of 
music,  xlviii,  Ixxviii ;  valuation  of 
his  lands,  Ixxviii ;  his  social  qualities, 
xxiv ;  his  death,  xxiii,  xxvii. 

Baillie,  George,  of  Manorhall,  xi,  430. 

lady  Grisell,  her   parentage,  xii  ; 

sent  on  a  mission  to  Robert  Baillie, 
prisoner  in  Edinburgh  Tolbooth,  xii ; 
accompanies  her  father  in  his  flight 
to  Holland,  xvi ;  her  marriage,  xviii ; 
her  daughters'  marriages,  xxvii-xxix  ; 
her  business  capacity,  xxx-xxxv  ; 
house  rents,  xxxvii,  40,  45,  48,  54, 
59.  140,  141,  146, 149.  153.  15^, 162, 
331-334,  337,.  340  ;  travelling  ex- 
penses, xxxviii-xlv  ;  education  and 
amusements,  xlv-li,  Ixxviii ;  house- 
hold expenditure,  xxxi-xxxvi,  Ivii- 
Ix  ;  estate  management,  Ix-lxiv,  236- 
255  ;  stable  expenditure,  225-236 ; 
furniture  and  furnishings,  Ixiv-lxvj 
164-188;  lawyers'  and  doctors' fees, 
Ixvi ;  expenses  of  a  foreign  tour,  309- 
383  ;  horses  and  carriages,  Ixviii-lxxi ; 
clothing,  Ixxi-lxxii  ;  general  remarks 
on  the  accounts,  Ixxv-lxxix.  See 
also  under  Servants. 

Grisell,  daughter  of  George  Baillie 

of  Jerviswood,  and  wife  of  sir  Alex- 
ander Murray  of  Stanhope,  xxvii- 
xxviii,  xliv,  xlviii,  7,  10,  12-15,  24, 
25  and  «,  86-89  passim  ;  her 
marriage  expenses,  203-205,  429  m; 
her  Memoirs,  xiii,  xxii,  1,  Ixxviii.     -i- 

Grisell,  grand-daughter  of  George 

Baillie  of  Jerviswood,  xxvii. 

Helen,  daughter  of  Robert  Baillie 

of  Jerviswood,  and  wife  of  John  Hay, 
XV,  xxxvii. 

Helen,  grand-daughter  of  George 

Baillie  of  Jerviswood,  xxvii. 

James,  merchant  burgess  of  Edin- 
burgh, X. 


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434    HOUSE-BOOK  OF  LADY  GRISELL  BAILLIE 


Baillie,  James,  captain  of  the  CityGuard 
of  Edinburgh,  xi,  i  and  n,  2. 

James,  son  of  Robert   Baillie  of 

Jerviswood,  xv,  55,  265,  266. 

John,  of  Walston,  3  and  ft,  45. 

John,    son   of    George   Baillie  of 


Jerviswood,  xi. 

John,   son   of  Robert  Baillie   of 


Jerviswood,  xv,  49,  59,  264,  266. 

John,  chirurgeon,  21,  22,  32,  90, 

255,  256. 

Rachel,  wife  of  (i)  rev.  Andrew 


Gray ;     and     (2)     of   rev.     George 
Hutcheson,  xi,  430. 

Rachel,  daughter  of  Robert  Baillie 


of  Jerviswood,  and  wife  of  Patrick 
Dundas  of  Breistmilne,  xv,  Ixxiv. 

Rachel,  daughter  of  George  Baillie 

of  Jerviswood,  and  wife  of  Charles, 
lord  Binning,  xxvii,  xxix,  xl,  xlix, 
8,  14,  17,  32  passim  ;  her  marriage, 
115;  cost  of  her  trousseau,  Ixxiii, 
213,  429  n;  her  life  illustrated  by 
entries  in  the  account  books,  xlv- 
xlvii. 

Robert,  of  Jerviswood,  the  story 

of  his  rescue  of  the  rev.  James 
Kirkton,  xi,  269 ;  arrested  for  high 
treason  and  confined  in  the  Tower, 
xii ;  carried  prisoner  to  Scotland, 
xii ;  his  execution,  xiii-xiv  and  ti, 
XV ;  his  family,  xv ;  notice  of,  269- 
272. 

Robert,  son  of  George  Baillie  of 

Jerviswood,  xxvii,  191  and  m,  265, 
266. 

Robert,  of  Manorhall,  i  and  «. 

William,  son  of  Robert  Baillie  of 

Jerviswood,  xv. 

Mr.,  banker  in  Rotterdam,  386. 


Baillies  of  Jerviswood,  ix. 
of  Lamington,  x. 

of  St.  John's  Kirk,  ix. 

genealogical  tree,  430, 

Baird,  Alex.,  114. 

sir  William,  288. 

Baldwin,  Mr.,  coachmaker,  33. 

Ballinton,  James,  67. 

Balsamic  syrup,  98. 

Barr,  John,  92. 

Bassa,  Laura,  392. 

Baths  or  bagnios,  Ixviiand  n,  3,  7,  18, 

37,  38,  45,  109. 
Bayley,  Mr.,  xxii  n. 
Beaver-skin  stockings,  xlv,  Ixxii. 
Bell,  Andrew,  bookseller  in  London, 

xxv,  39. 

Ann,  145. 

Charles,  lOO. 

Fanny,  housekeeper,  150. 


Bell,  Thomas,  12,  154. 
Bellingham,  Charles,  23  n. 

Jeanie,  38  and  «. 

lady  Julian,  38  and  n,  52. 

Bells,  Ixv. 

Bempole,   Charlotte  Vanhose,  wife  of 

William,     marquis     of    Annandale, 

288  «, 
Bernachi,  signor,  xlix,  43,  52-54,  391. 
Betson,  John,  butcher,  104,   io6,  no, 

III. 
Bewhauen,  Archibald,  261. 
Bible  pawned,  266. 
'  Bills  of  Fair,'  lix  ;  extracts  from,  281- 

.304- 
Binning,    Charles,    lord,    xxix   and  «, 

109,  430 ;  his  marriage,  xl ;  dies  at 

Naples,  xliii. 

George,  lord,  430. 

Eisset,  Duncan,  Iv. 
Black,  Gilbert,  104. 

Marth,  12. 

Blacking,  Ix. 

Blackwood,  sir  Robert,  81,  188,  190. 

Blainsly,  224. 

Blakie,  James,  19,  244. 

Bleeding,  Ixvi,  7,   16,   18,  23,  37,  38, 

45,  255.  364,  366,  369,  427. 
Blyth,  Alexander,  155. 

John,  shoemaker,  200. 

Boe,  John,  17. 

Boge,  Jean,  126. 

Bologna,  391. 

Book-keeping,  29. 

Books,  52, 

Boscawen,  Mr.,  xxii  tt. 

Boughtrige,  23. 

Bowling-green,  Ixii. 

Boyd,  James,  40. 

Brady,  James,  26. 

Bran,  66. 

Brandy,  69,  73,  74,  76,  4iS- 

Breastmiln.     See  Dundas,  Patrick. 

Broom  besoms,  94. 

Broughton,  25  and  n. 

Brown,  Mr.,  British  consul  in  Venice, 

398. 
Hew,  5. 

Jean, 120. 

John,  117. 

Margrat,  cook,  133,  139. 

Neil,  consul  in  Padua,  346. 

Peter,  22,  29,  119. 

sir  Robert,  346,  373, 

Susan,  117,  118. 

Thomas,  baker,  lOi. 

Will,  38. 


Brownlies,  Alisone,  133,  140. 

Andrew,  17-19. 

Isabell,  133. 


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INDEX 


435 


Brownlies,  Mungo,  9,  12,  78. 

Will.,  4,  146. 

Bruce,  Alison,  296  n. 

lady  Anne,  xxvii. 

Brumigham,  Francis,  122. 
Brunfield,  Alison,  145,  149. 

Grace,  at  Greenlaw,  71. 

Burke  (Burck),  captain,  13. 
Burnet,  Gilbert,  bishop  of  Salisbury, 
xviii,  283  and  n. 

William,  77. 

Bute,  lady,  35  and  ;/. 

Cairncross,  George,  mason,  Ixiii. 

Calais,  409. 

Calder,  22  and  n,  27. 

Elizabeth,  fourth  wife  of  Hugh 

Rose  of  Kilravock,  36  and  n. 

Cambray,  406. 

Campbell,  sir  George,  270. 

sir  Hugh,  270,  271. 

Margaret,  countess  of  Marchmont, 

300  «. 
Candibrod  sugar,  61,  69. 
Candles,  71,  72,  76,  79.  97.  102,  ill, 

411. 
Cannel,  James,  coachman,  122,  126. 
Canongate,  bagnio,  3  ;  fire  in,  6. 
Capel,  lady  Anne,  294  71. 
Capons,  60. 
Cards,  losses  at,   1,  31,  37-40.  45.  47" 

50,  52-54,  107,  282. 
Carestini,  Giovanni,  336. 
Carlisle,  Charles  Howard,   third   earl 

of,  294  and  n. 
Carnegy,  lady  Christian,  282  «. 
Carolina     Wilhelmina,      princess     of 

Wales,  293  and  n. 
Carr,  Andrew,  264,  267. 

Margrate,  127. 

Carrin,  James,  liii  «,  8,  116,  120,  125, 

128. 
Carss,  Will,  92. 

Carter,  George,  servant,  liv,  Ixiii,  280. 
Carts,  Ixxi. 

Castles,  Ann,  cook,  liv. 
Castruchi,  xlviii. 
Cattle,  plague  among,  34  m. 

prices  of,  416. 

Cavendish,  lady  Arabella,  287  n. 

Cavers,  11  and  n. 

Cess,   I,  2,  4-6,  42,  58,  60,  223,  224, 

429  n. 
Champagne,  103,  107,  415. 
Chandos,  James  Brydges,  first  duke  of, 

296  and  n. 
Channelkirk  (Ginelkirk),  25  and  n. 
Chato,  Thomas,  in  Kelso,  72. 
Cheese,  64,  78,  84,  86,  113,  412. 
Cheyne  (Shien),  Dr.,  31. 


Chiese,  Philip  de,  inventor  of  the 
Berline  carriage,  Ixix  and  ;/. 

Chiesly  (Cheasly),  Jean,  195. 

sir  Robert,  65. 

William,   of  Cockburn,   218  and 

;/,  219,  220. 

Chocolate  (jocolet),  Iviii,  95,  106,  322, 

347.  412. 
Christy,  Agnes,  126. 
Nany,  cook,  117,  119,   120,   123, 


130. 


Patrick,  221. 


Churchill,  lady  Anne,  287  n. 
Churchyard  charges,  5. 
Cinnamon,  74,  81,  412. 

water,  98,  1 10,  412. 

Claret,  69,  109,  415. 
Clark,  Bessie,  135. 

George,  2,  3. 

John,  137,  147. 

Clog     bags,    xxxviii,     Ixviii    and     «, 

230. 
Clothing,  Ixxi,  188-218. 
Cloves,  69,  74,  81,  97. 
Cluther,  Gawin,  122. 
Coach  wheels,  39. 

Coal,  61,  63,  64,  72,  77,  85,  95,  97-98, 
417  and  n. 

Cockburn,  Adam,  of  Ormiston,  259  n. 

sir  James,  of  Ryslaw,  24. 

Thomas,  141. 

Cocks  combs  (cox  colms)  in  the  '  Bill  of 
Fair,'  289,  303. 

Cod,  Ix. 

Coffee,  Iviii. 

Coinage  of  Holland,  France,  Italy,  etc. 
388  ;  relative  value  of  money,  Ixxvi ; 
table  of  Scots  and  English  money, 
421  ;  tables  of  foreign  money,  423. 

Colecot,  John,  35,  44. 

Cologne,  403-405- 

Coltcrooks,  19,  243. 

Corbett,  Sandy,  1 1 7. 

Corks,  84,  85,  412. 

Cot  houses,  Ixiii-lxiv,  13. 

Coumsly  hill,  224,  225,  239. 

Couston,  lady,  85. 

Cow  tax,  34  and  n  ;  price  of  cows,  67, 
89,  90. 

Craw,  John,  28. 

Croo,  captain,  xii. 

Crumbin,  Mr.,  teacher  of  music,  12, 
16. 

Cuningham,  Alexander,  writer,  223. 

Jean,  128. 

sir  John,  270. 

Currants,  ill. 

Cutiibert  or  Cuthbertson,   John,  369, 

370,  375.  383- 
Cuzzoni,  signor,  xlix  and  «. 


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Dalrymple,  lady  Margaret.     See 
Loudoun,  lady. 

Sarah,  257  «. 

Dancing,  xlvii-xlviii,  Ixxviii,  7,  10,  14, 

33.  53.  420. 
Darien  Company,  xix. 
Davidson  (Divison)  George,  footman, 

162. 
Deans,  George,  gardener,  liv. 
Deas,  James,  236. 
Debentures,  58  and  «. 
Dentistry,  Ixvii,  24,  35,  46,  53,  54. 
Denun,  David,  saddler,  226. 
Derham,  sir  Thomas,  328. 
Dice,  52. 
Dick,  Munga,  240,  242,  243. 

Rob,  223. 

Dickson,  Jean,  cook,  161. 

Patrick,  53. 

William,  tailor,  139,  203. 

Dippo,  Isabell,  20. 

Doctors'  fees.     See  Medical  fees. 

Doddington,  George  Bubb,  299  and  «. 

Dods,  Andrew,  18. 

George,  servant,  liii  and  «,   liv, 

131.  136- 
Door  bells,  Ixv. 
Douglas,  James,  109. 
Jean,  wife  of  sir  John  Kennedy  of 

Culzean,  33  n. 
Drink  expenditure,  Ivii. 

money,  Iv,  7,  13,  \^  passim. 

Drummond,  George,  33,  264. 

James,  i,  6. 

Ducks,  85. 

Dunbar,  Mr.,  teacher  of  French,  32-34, 

36. 
Duncan,  James,  27. 
Dundas,  Dr.  Alexander,  16,  18. 

Betty,  54,  56. 

George,  of  that  ilk,  296  and  n. 

Grisell,  56. 

Patrick,   of  Breastmiln,  xv,    261 

and  «,  266,  267,  430. 

Rachel,  Ixxiv,  33,  43,  213. 

Robert,  advocate,  296  and  n. 


Dunglass,  xl  and  n. 

laird  of.     See  Hall,  sir  John. 

Dupplin,  15  and  n. 

lady,  39  and  «. 

Dykes,  Ixiii  and  n. 

Earl's  meeting-house,  40. 

Earle,  general,  285  and  n. 

Earlston,   xxiii ;     repairs  of  the   kirk, 

Ixiv,    19  ;  valuation   of  subjects   in, 

Ixxviii. 
Edgar,  George,  124-126. 
Edinburgh,    great    fire    in    1645,     "^  5 

house  rents  and  lodgings,  xxxvii. 


Edmonston,  Andrew,  of  Ednem,  x. 

Education,  xlv-xlvii,  420. 

Eliot,  sir  Gilbert,  of  Minto,  Ixvi,  24, 

221  and  n,  222,  296  and  n. 

sir  Gilbert,  of  Stobs,  29  n. 

Essex,  lady,  345. 

Estate  management,  Ix,  236-255. 

Expresses  from  and  to  Edinburgh,  17, 

23- 

Faa,  Ann,  18,  117,  260. 

Fairholm,  John,  of  Craigiehall,  288  >/. 

Sophia,  288  ;/. 

Fairings,  27,  28. 

Faladam,  90  and  ;/,  95. 

Farellton,  Dorathie,  260. 

Fenton,  Thomas,  89. 

Finch,  lady  Mary,  284  n. 

Finla,  Margrat,  144. 

Fir  seed,  Ixii. 

Fire  in  Edinburgh  in  1645,  x  ;  fire  in 

Lawnmarket,  10. 
Firs,  59. 

Fleming  (Flimin),  Margaret,  117. 
Flint,  John,  232. 
Florence,  394. 
Foot-mantles,  224  and  n. 
Forbes,  Charles,  318. 
Forman,  John,  258. 
Forrist,  Ann,  118,  120. 
Forsith,  Jean,  housemaid,  151,  158. 
Forster,  lord,  289. 
Foulerton,    Robert,    of    the    Custom 

House  in  Leith,  xliv  n. 
Foul  is,  Hary,  27. 
sir  James,  of  Colinton,    xxxvii, 

13  and  n. 
Frankfort,  402. 
Frazer,  Ann,  chambermaid,  156. 

John,  20,  133. 

Frogs  in  the  '  Bill  of  Fair,'  302. 
Fuel,  prices  of,  417. 
Funeral  expenses,  267. 
Furniture  and  furnishings,  Ixiv. 

Garner,  Hellin,  ii,  123,  127. 

Gascoigne,  Anne,  430. 

George  i.,  accession  of,  xxii. 

Geese,  92. 

Gelding,  232. 

Gibson,  Dr.,  22,  23,  28,  56  and  n. 

Bartholomew,  65,  229. 

GifTord,  John,  31. 

Gilroy,    Dorothy,   kitchenmaid,    145, 

149. 
Glass  churn,  Ixv. 

windows,  3,  5,  32,  35. 

Glen,  Jean,  140. 
Goldbeater's  leaf,  32. 
Gooseberries,  92. 


INDEX 


437 


Gordon,    the    duke    of,    obtains   the 
forfeited  estate  of  Robert  Baillie  of 
Jerviswood,  xvi. 
•  James,  agent  of  the  Linen  Manu- 


factory, I. 
—    John, 
xliv;/. 


banker     in     Rotterdam, 


Gowdy,  Mr.,  21. 
Grange  Muir,  18  and  «. 

laird  of.     See  Weems,  Robert. 

Grant  of  ward,  219  and  n. 
Granville,  John,  earl,  295  n. 
Gray,  Andrew,  minister  of  Glasgow, 
xi. 

James,  65. 

Grazing,  73,  80,  89. 
Greenknowe.     See  Pringle. 
Grieve,  James,  113,  152,  157,  159. 
Griffeth,  Ann,  cook,  161. 
Grumball,  or  Grumble,  Arthur,  baker, 

104,  no,  114. 
Gunpowder,  28. 
Guns  and  bayonets,  28. 
Guthery,  Alex.,  writer,  41. 


Haddington,  Charles,  eighth  earl 
of,  430. 

George,  tenth  earl,  430. 

George,  eleventh  earl,  430. 

Thomas,    sixth  earl,  300  and  ;/, 


430- 


Thomas,  seventh  earl,  xxix,  384, 


430. 


Thomas,  ninth  earl,  430. 
Haliburton  of  Pitcur,  24. 
Halifax,  George  Montagu,  first  earl  of, 

298  and  n. 
Hall,  Laltes,  cook,  156. 
Halliwall,  Dorothy,  49. 

Will.,  137. 

Hamilton,  Alexander,  219  «. 
Archibald,  103. 

Charles,   son    of    Charles,   lord 

Binning,  xxix. 

George,    son    of    Charles,    lord 

Binning,  succeeds  to  Jerviswood  and 
Mellerstain,  xxix,  xxx. 

Grisell,  daughter  of  Charles,  lord 

Binning,  xxix,  xliv. 

• Helen,  daughter  of  Charles,  lord 

Binning,  xxix,  xliv. 

James,  fifth  duke  of,  295  and  n. 

■ Jean,  36  and  m,  42. 

John,  son  of  Charles,  lord  Bin- 
ning, xxix. 

lady  Margaret,  207. 

Mary,  52. 

Rachel,  daughter  of  Charles,  lord 


Binning,  xxix. 


Hamilton,  Thomas.    See  Haddington, 
earl  of 

■  William,  duke  of,  270. 

Hardy,  Barbry,  148. 

Margaret,  liv. 

Ilarla,  John,  17,  129,  133. 

Hartrigge,  29  n. 

Hay,  Charles,  baxter,  89. 

lady  Jean,  286  n. 

John,     writer     in 


Edinburgh, 


430- 


Robert,  46. 
lady  Susan,  37, 


Heart,  Katharine,  laundrymaid,  xxxix, 

29,  151,  160. 
Hempsteed,  Marion,  102. 
Hens,  60. 
Heraldic  arms,  41. 
Herdmanston,  256  n. 
Herring,  lix,  72,  76,  77,  85,  412. 
Hervey,  lady,  302  and  n,  353,  376. 
Hervie,  Tho.,  49. 
Hewie,  Thomas,  157. 
Hilton.     See  Johnston,  Joseph. 
Hirsel,  the  seat  of  the  earl  of  Home, 

22  and  «,  84. 
Histinns  (?  Hastings),  sergeant  of  the 

King's  Foot  Guard,  xii. 
Hoburn,  Roger,  4. 
Holland,   directions   for   travelling  in, 

386. 
Holt,  Mary,  430. 
Hope,  Helen,  wife  of  Thomas,  earl  of 

Haddington,  430. 
John,    gardener,    Ixii,    88, 


137, 


141. 


Robert,  19. 
Tarn,  244. 
col.,  300. 


Hopetoun,  John,  earl  of,  430. 

Hops,  75,  84. 

Horses  and  carriages,  expenditure  on, 

xl,  Ixviii-lxxi,  8,  li. 
Horse-shoeing,  19,  64. 
Household  expenses,   xxxi-xxxvi,   Ivii- 

Ix. 

furniture,  Ixiv-lxv,  164-188. 

House-rents,  xxxvii,  40,  45,  48,  54,  59, 

331-334. /«^-f«'"- 
Howard,  lady  Mary,  300  ;/. 
Hull,  William,  footman,  liv. 
Hume  of  Wedderburn,  xiv,  40  and  «, 

5'- 
Alexander,  second  earl  of  March- 

mont,  300  and  «. 

Alex,  of  Whitehouse,  49  and  n. 

Andrew,  lord  Kimmerghame,  4, 


27  and  ;/. 

—  Ann,    wife   of    sir  John   Hall   of 
Dunglass,  27  «. 


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Hume,  Anne,  wife  of  sir  William  Purves 

of  Purveshall,  36  and  ;/. 

■ David,  collector  of  the  cess,  4. 

sir  George,  65. 

George,  of  Graden,  261  n. 

George,  of  Kimmerghame,  xxxviii 

n. 


—  George,  of  Whitefield,  50  «. 

Grisell,  wife  of  George  Baillie  of 

Jerviswood.        See      Baillie,      lady 

Grisell. 

Grisell,  daughter  of  lord  Polwarth, 


36  and  n. 
— •  James,  of  Aiton,  xiv. 

—  Jean,   wife  of  James,   lord   Tor- 
phichen,  23  n,  188  and  n. 

—  John,  carter,  280. 

—  John,  gardener,  Ixxv,  153,  162. 

—  John,  tailor,  121,  122. 

—  Julian,  wife  of  Newton  of  that  ilk, 
23  and  n. 

Julian,  sister  of  lady  Grisell,  23 


and  n. 

—  sir  Patrick,  aftw.  earl  of  March- 
mont,  xii,  406  ;  escapes  to  Holland, 
XV  ;  his  estates  forfeited,  xvi;  returns 
to  Scotland,  xvii ;  created  lord 
Polwarth,  xviii. 

—  Patrick,  son  of  sir  Patrick,  xvii 
and  n. 

— •  Robert,  93. 

Sophia,  27  «. 

Mrs.,  of  Bogend,  9. 

Mrs.,  of  Whitefield,  xiv. 


Hungary  water,  68,  97,  381. 
Hunter,  Dorathy,  162. 

James,  224,  233. 

John,  2,  5. 

Patrick,   stabler,  41,  65,  68,  71, 

73- 

Hutcheson,  George,  minister  in  Edin- 
burgh, xi  and  n. 

Hutchison,  Adam,  83,  84. 

Hyndford,  lady,  291  and  «. 

Indigo,  73. 

Inglis,  Margrat,  123. 

—  Patrick,  42  and  «. 

Thomas,  dean  of  guild  of  Edin- 
burgh, x. 

Ink,  Ix. 

Innes,  John,  120,  121. 

Inns  of  France  and  Germany,  384  ;  of 
Holland,  386. 

Innspruck,  401. 

Jackson,  Ambrose,  ioi,  104. 

Mr.,  British  consul  in  Genoa,  390. 

Jaillot,  Bernard  Antoine,  map-maker, 
XXV  and  n. 


Japanning,  257  and  n. 

Jedburgh,  lord.     See  Kerr,  William. 

Jenkins,  sir  Lyon,  xii. 

Jerviswood,  xv,  xxx,  Ix,  8,  60  ;  pur- 
chased by  George  Baillie,  x,  430  : 
valuation,  Ixxviii ;  feu-duty,  10. 

Johnston,  Archibald,  lord  Wariston, 
xi,  xviii,  269  and  n. 

Effie,  10  and  n. 

Helen,  wife  of  George  Hume  of 

Graden,  261  n. 

Isabell,  117. 

James,  merchant  burgess  of  Edin- 


burgh, X. 

—  James,  secretary  of  state  for  Scot- 
land, xviii,  xix,  xxxv,  Ixix,  3,  286 
and  M,  300. 

—  Joseph,  of  Hilton,  27  and  n. 

—  Lucy,  53. 

—  Margaret,  wife  of  George  Baillie 
of  Jerviswood,  x,  430. 

Martha,  45. 

—  Rachel,  daughter  of  lord  Waris- 
ton and  wife  of  Robert  Baillie  of 
Jerviswood,  269  and  n ;  note  on  the 
imprisonment  of  her  husband,  xii. 

Will,  bookseller,  5. 


Kennedy  (Kenady),  lady,  33  and  «. 

Andrew,  33  and  «. 

Anne,  wife  of  John  Blair  yr.  of 

Dunskey,  33  n. 

Anne,  32  and  n. 

Katharin,      chambermaid. 


160. 


151. 


Kerr  of  Littledean  Tower,  24  and  n, 

Andrew,  writer,  55. 

John,  of  Kersland,  17  and  «. 

William,  lord  Jedburgh,  257  n 

Kilpatrick,  James,  29,  53,  144. 

Kilravock  (Kilraick),  lady,  36  and  «. 

Kimmerghame,  27  and  n. 

Kirk,  Janit,  cook,  132. 

Kirkton,  Dr.  George,  7,  li,  31,  255, 

256,  257. 
James,  minister  of  the  Tolbooth, 

Edinburgh,  xi  and  «,  270. 

captain,  R.N.,  31  and  «,  42. 


Knaghten,  Mr.,  banker  in  Rotterdam, 

386. 
Krenberg,  or  Kramberg,  or  Cremberg, 

teacher  of  singing,  10-12,  14. 

La  Bushier,  M.,  surgeon,  57. 
Laidlay,  Thomas,  224,  236. 
Lamb,  Alexander,  candlemaker,  95. 

Andrew,  10,   13,   17,  20,  25,  62, 

63,  87,  129,  137,  147. 

Isabell,  124. 

Jean,  29. 


INDEX 


439 


Lamb,  Margrat,  129. 

William,  Ixiii. 

Langshaw,  Ixiv,  27,  41,    58,  222-224 

and  71,  236. 
Lasell,  Katharin,  160. 
Law,  John,  financier,  buried  in  Venice, 

398  and  ;/. 
Lawnmarket  fire  in  1701,  10. 
Leadhowse.     See  Liedhouse. 
Lechmere,  Mr.,  xxii  ;/. 
Lecturers'  tax,  44  and  n,  51. 
Legal  fees,  Ixvi,  219-223,  426. 
Leishman,  William,  xv. 
Lemons,  80,  S3,  413. 
Lesley,  15  and  11. 

Tam,  57. 

Letchmere,  lady  Elizabeth,  300  and  ;/. 

Liedhouse,  James,  137,  247. 

— —  Thomas,  9,  64. 

Liege,  404. 

Lies,  Sara,  chambermaid,  156. 

Lindsay,  Nans,  135. 

Linen  manufactory,  i  and  ;/,  3,  4,  6. 

Littledean  Tower.     See  Kerr. 

Liviston,  William,  writer  in  Edinburgh, 

2  and  n. 
Loaf  sugar,  86. 
Lockhart,  lady,  Ixxvi  ;/,  53. 

sir  George,  270. 

sir  William,  of  Lee,  269. 

Longformacus,  29  and  «. 
Lottery  tickets,  44,  361,  362. 
Loudoun,  Hugh,  third  earl  of,  39  m,  40. 

lady,  39  and  n. 

Louth,  lady,  382. 
Lutestring,  42,  209-212. 

Macclesfield,    George,     earl    of, 

430- 
Mace,  74,  81,  413. 
M'Gie,  Mr.,  21,  29. 
M'Intosh,  Mary,  128. 
Mackenzie,    sir    Alexander,   of    Coul, 

196  «. 

Coll,  36. 

Pegie,  20. 

sir  Roderick,  of  Prestonhall,  24  «. 

Magill,  Alex.,  i. 

Magnoni,    Mr.,    banker   in    Bologna, 

391- 
Main,  John,  86. 
Mair,  John,  77. 
Malbank,  Judith,  122. 
Malcolm  (Makcom),  David,  117. 
Malt,  68,  74. 

Man,  Horatio,  349,  350,  365. 
Manderson,  Robert,  26,  87,  142. 
Mar,  lady,  39  and  ;/,  48. 
Marble  brought  from  Naples,  xliv  and 

n,  365- 


Marchmont,  earls  of.     See  Hume. 
Marjoribanks,  James,  67. 
Markham,  Georgina,  430. 
Marriage  customs,  xlv  and  ;;. 
Marshall,  Adam,  10,  27. 

Mary,  118. 

Martin,  Mr.,  portrait  painter,  xliv,  271. 
Massie,   James,  schoolmaster  at   Mel- 

lerstain,  3,  9,  11,  14-20,  32. 
Maihy,  George,  136. 
Meal,  65,  85. 
Mean,  Alex.,  247,  248. 

Robert,  246. 

Medical  fees,  Ixvi,   11,   12,   15,  16,  18, 

19,  21-23,  28,  31,  32,  43,  56,  255  ;/, 

257,  374,  427- 

Medina,  sir  John,  xxvi  and  n,  24. 

Mellerstain,  xxiii,  xxx,  lix,  Ixi-lxiii, 
2,  8,  10,  13,  21,  26,  59,  304,  305  ; 
purchased  by  George  Baillie,  mer- 
chant burgess  of  Edinburgh,  x,  430  ; 
teinds,  222  ;  cess,  223  ;  valuation, 
Ixxviii. 

Melvill,  William,  merchant,  219. 

Menzies  (Minzies),  James,  35. 

May,    xlvi.  Hi,    Ixxiv,    Ixxv,    15, 

16,  25,   33,  35,   54,   131,    135,   139, 
150,  155,  217,  280. 

Patrick,  xiii. 

William,  of  Raw,  xlvi. 


Mercer  (Marsser),  Wdl,  225. 
Midcalf,  George,  159. 
Milan,  391. 
Mill,  Henry,  54,  108,  109. 

Margaret,  132,  135,  140. 

Will,  31. 

Miller,  James,  glazier,  20,  244. 

James,  tailor,  1 30. 

William,  gardener,  231. 

Mineral  waters,  Ixvii. 

Ministers'  stipends,  425. 

Minto,  lord.     See  Elliot,  sir  Gilbert. 

Mirrors,  Ixv. 

Mitchell,  James  48. 

Mally,  382. 

William,  76,  87. 

Money.     See  Coinage. 
Monro,  Grisie,  18. 

John,  74. 

Montagu,  lady  Mary  Wortley,  xxiii  ;/, 

xxviii,    xlv  M,  Ixxii   n,    281    «,    290 

and  «,  299  «,  300  n,  302. 
Montgomerie,  Hugh,  68. 
Montrose,  Dick,  38. 
James,  first  duke  of,  52,  282  and 

«,  284,  285,  289. 

duchess  of,  31,  39,  282  and  n. 


Morton,  Robert,  22. 
Mosman,    George,    bookseller    in    the 
Luckenbooths,  xxv,  3,  4,  11. 


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Mountjoy,  Thomas,  lord,  297  and  n. 

Mowit,  John,  249. 

Muckle,  John,  138,  228. 

Mudie,  John,    in    Threepwood,    223, 

224. 
Mugwart  water,  68,  413. 
Muir,  sir  Archibald,  220  and  n. 

Mary,  70,  132. 

Munich,  401. 

Munro,  Katharin,  chambermaid,  130. 

Murduck,  John,  261. 

Murray,  sir   Alexander,  of  Stanhope, 

xxvii-xxviii,  430. 
Alexander,   W.  S.,    keeper    of    a 

bagnio  in  the  Cowgate,  Ixvii  n. 

lady.     See  Baillie,  Grisell. 

sir  David,  of  Stanhope,  25  n. 

Music  and  musical  instruments,  xlviii- 

xlix,  16,  361,  366. 

Namur  Castle,  319. 
Naples,  392. 
Navell,  Betty,  135. 

May,  139. 

Newton,  Francis,  Ixx,  20,  25,  37,  118, 

201. 

George,  26,  89,  93,  94. 

Pate,   blacksmith,   19,  228,    229, 

233>  236. 

Richard,  of  that  ilk,  23  and  it. 


Nicolson  (Nickelson),  David,  117. 

Will,  224,  225. 

Nightgowns,  xiii,  Ixxi-lxxii  and  n. 
Nutmegs,  61,  69,  80,  97,  106,  413. 

Ogle,  Betty,  laundrymaid,  liv, 
Onslow,  Arthur,  300  and  n. 

sir  Richard,  xxii  n. 

Opera  tickets,  xlix,  42,  43,  49,  $2,  53, 

323.  332,  372,  379- 
Orange  flower  water,  80. 
Oranges,  75,  80,  83,  413. 
Orford,  Edward  Russel,    earl  of,   283 

and  n. 
Robert  Walpole,  earl  of,  299  and 

ft. 
Orkney,  George  Hamilton,  earl  of,  281 

and  n. 
Ormand,  Nelly,  158. 
Ormiston,  Charles,  79,  95. 

James,  Ixiv,  13,  133. 

Owin,  Adam,  118. 
Oysters,  Ix. 

Padua,  399. 

Pallie,  Henry  de,  butler,  liv. 
Paris,  directions  for  travellers,  407. 
Park,  James,  footman,  162. 

Munga,  79. 

Paterson  (Petterson),  sir  William,  xiii. 


Paton,    William,     in     the    Tolbooth, 

266. 
Pawnbroking,  4,  266,  267. 
Peas,  83  and  n,  88,  96. 
Peat,  73,  76,  86. 
Phillips,  Ann,  cook,  161. 
Pierrepont,  Frances,  wife  of  the  earl  of 

Mar,  39  n. 
Pigeons,  76. 

Pipe  and  drum,  19,  25,  27,  28,  60. 
Piquebourg  (Pickburg),  countess  of,  47 

and  n. 
Pistols,  2,  318. 

Pitcairn,  Archibald,  16  and  n,  18. 
Plumer,  Gavin,  259  and  n. 

Mary,  27. 

Polwarth,  12  and  n. 

Poor  tax,  47,  48,  57. 

Portsmouth,  John  Wallop,  first  earl  of, 

292  and  It. 
Potatoes,  Ix. 
Poultry,  prices  of,  416. 
Poulett,  Catherine,  wife  of  Secretary 

Johnston,  286  n. 
Pratolino,  396. 
Preston,  Thomas,  67. 
Prestonhall,    lord.       See     Mackenzie, 

Roderick. 
Prices   of  articles  between   1693  and 

1718,  410. 
Primrose,  Eleanor,  viscountess,  292  n. 
Pringle,  Mrs.,  of  Greenknow,  63. 

Alexander,  223. 

Gilbert,  95. 

James,  surgeon,  28. 

sir  John,  of  Stitchell,  his  house 

plundered  by  the  rebels,  xiv. 

Lewis,  77,  204. 

Mary,  430. 

Robert,  xl  and  n,  30. 


Prognostication,  27. 

queensferry,  i5. 

Raith,  Alexander,  lord,  258. 

Ramsay,  Isabell,  133. 

Redbraes  (Ridbreas),  xii,  xviii,  23  and 

«.  93- 
Redhall,  219,  221,  222. 
Rees's  bagnio  in  the  Canongate,  Ixvii, 

3- 
Riccarlon,  15  and  n. 
Rice,  70,  82. 
Rickelton,  Isabella,  151. 
Riding  of  the  parliament,  124  and  n, 

224  n. 
Ridpath,  Dina,  10,  123. 

George,  5  and  n. 

Jean,  140. 

Ritchy,  Margrat,  131. 


INDEX 


441 


Robertson    (Robison),    Bella,     under- 
cook, 151. 

David,  vintner,  i. 

Grisell,  31,  125,  127. 

Janet,  123. 

Katharin,  125. 

Margrat,  130. 

Thomas,  of  Rokeby  Park,  300  «. 

Tam,  20. 

William,  in    Eyemouth,   90,  92, 


247. 

Robinson,  Anastasia,  xlix. 
Robsone,    Samuel,    in    Brigend,    251, 

253.  254. 

Samuel,  in  Kelso,  59. 

Rolland,  Erasmus,  341. 

•  Winifred,  157. 

Rome,  392. 

Room  (Kume),  Mrs.,  xxxviii,  21,  25, 

Ross,    Margrat,    chambermaid,     129, 

130. 
Rothes,  John  Leslie,  eighth  earl  of,  285 

and  «,  295. 
Rotterdam,  xli,  309,  386. 
Roxburgh,  Jchn,  first  duke  of,  49,  53, 

284  and  n. 

duchess  of,  284  n. 

Rule,  Marion,  128. 

Russel,    John,    of    Bradshaw,    W.S., 

keeper  of  a  bagnio  in  the  Cowgate, 

Ixvii. 
Rutherd,  Margaret,  liv. 
Rutherford  ferry,  22  and  «,  28. 

Saddlery,  Ixviii. 

St.  Andrews  college,  12. 

St.  Clair,  Mrs.,  39,  40. 

Dr.  Matthew,  II,  12,  15,  55, 

256  and  n. 
St.  Giles  tolbooth,  xxiii. 
St.  Leonards,  lands  of,  42. 
Salaries  and  wages,  liii-lvi,  Ixxvii,  425. 
Salmon,  61. 
Salt,  93. 
Salting,  Katherine  Augusta  Millicent, 

430- 
Saltonshall,  Ricarda,  Posthume,  298  //. 
Sandoni,  signor,  xlix  and  ;/,  391. 
Sanderson,  John,  188. 
Scarsburg  water,  71,  93. 
Scavengers'  tax,  47,  53. 
Schoolmaster's  salary,  225. 
Scot,  John,  32. 

William,  coachbuilder,  Ixx  n. 

Scugald,  John,  painter,  xxvi  and  «,  6, 

7,  43.  47- 
Seaforth,  the  earl  of,  succeeds  to  the 
forfeited  estate  of  sir  Patrick  Hume, 
xvi. 


Selkirk,  Charles,  earl  of,  295  and  «. 

Semple,  Sara,  117. 

Senesino,    Francesco    Bernard!   detto, 

394  and  «. 
Servants,  li-lvi ;  clothes,  Iv,  124,   130- 

131,    137-140,    143.    149,    "55.    159. 

163  ;   instructions  to  servants,  273  ; 

diet,  277-278  and  n  ;  directions  for 

the   housekeeper,    278 ;    wages,  liv, 

1 17-120,  122-123,  125-137,   139-140, 

144,  160,  418  and  n. 
Sharp,  Peggie,  under-cook,  152. 
Shaw,   sir    John,    of    Greenock,    257 

and  n. 
Sheep,  64,  73,  88,  89,  416. 
Shirra,  John,  248. 
Shrewsbury,  duchess  of,  293  and  n. 
Sim,  George,  56. 
Simmerall,  John,  34,  39-42. 
Simson,  Will,  12. 
Sinkolum,  music  teacher,  14. 
Sinclair,  Mary,  117. 

sir  Robert,  29  «. 

Singing  fees,  420. 

Smith,  Agnes,  in  Kelso,  71 

John,  3. 

Mr.,  wine  merchant  in  Boulogne, 

410. 
Snuff,    Ix,    104,    no,   414;    used    by 

ladies,  Ixxii. 
handkerchiefs,    209,    211,    350, 

353,  363,  364- 

mills,  52. 

Soap,  72,  74,  414. 

Somervill,  NicoU,  219. 

'  Souns  and  gullits,'  xxxix  and  «. 

Spaw  water,  25,  78,  99-102,  105. 

Spence,  Robert,  264. 

Spencer,     Anne,     aflw.     duchess     of 

Hamilton,  295  n. 
Spinet  tuning,  42,  48,  52. 
Spirit  lamps,  Iviii. 

Squadrone  volante,  xix,  xxxv,  284  w. 
Stable  expenditure,  225-236. 
Stage-coaches,  xxxix  and  n,  xl  ;  stage- 
coach  from    Edinburgh  to  London, 

29. 
Stair,  John  Dalrymple,  second  earl  of, 

292  and  n,  300. 
Stanhope,  earl  of,  xxii. 
Steal),   John,   teacher  of  singing,    15, 

16,  25. 
Stewart,  Gilbert,  92,  107. 

Helen,  of  Allanbank,  296  ;/. 

sir  James,   king's  advocate,    220 

and  n. 

col.  John,  killed  in  an  election 


brawl,  29  11. 

John,  34,  40,  43. 


Stewartfield,  29  and  n. 


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Stitchell.     See  Pringle,  sir  John. 
Stockton  drops,  107. 
StrafTord,  lady,  40  and  «. 
Strangeways,  Elizabeth,  295  n. 
Sugar,  74,  75,  109,  III,  414. 
Sunderland,    Charles    Spencer,    third 

earl  of,  287  and  «. 
Surgeons'  fees,  jxvi. 
Sutherland,    John    Gordon,    sixteenth 

earl  of,  291  and  «. 
Swan,  Marie,  cook,  156. 
Swine,  61,  64,  68,  74,  416. 
Swords,  4,  5,  9,  196, 

Tailoring,  125,  150,  155,  203. 
Tarras,  lord,  270,  272. 
Taylor,  George,  121, 

Robert,  coachman,  liv. 

Tea,  xlv,   Iviii,  82,  93,  95,  97,   loi, 
102,     105,     106,     109,     317,     347, 

415. 
Thames  frozen  in  1715-16,  1S5  and  n. 
Threepwood,  223-225. 
Thrift,  Sara,  housemaid,  156. 
Tobacco,  Ix,  70,  72,  415. 
Tonyn,  Pierre  Daniel,  at  the  Hague, 
,,386. 
Torphichen,     James,     seventh     lord, 

23  «. 
Tradesmen's  wages,  419  and  n. 
Travellers'  directions,  386-410. 
Treaty  of  Union,  xx-xxi. 
Trees,  Ixii,  31,  32,  254,  255. 
Trent,  400. 
Trotter,  Dr.,  21. 
Will,  schoolmaster  at  Mellerstain, 

3- 
Trumble,      George,      barnman,      127, 

129. 
Turkeys,  87,  90. 
Turnbull,  captain,  60  and  ti. 

Ann,  housekeeper,  liv. 

Grisell,  53. 

Turin,  391. 

Turner,  Thomas,  224,  239. 

Tweeddale,  John  Hay,  fourth  marquess 

of,  295  and  «. 
Tyninghame,  55  and  w. 

Urwin,  Adam,  221. 
Utrecht,  xvi,  xli,  405. 

Valenciennes,  406. 

Vass,  3. 

Veitch,  William,  covenanting  minister, 

221  «. 
Venice,  397-398- 
Verona,  399. 
Vetch,    Will.,    minister    at     Peebles, 

2. 


Vicenza,  399. 

Villiers,  Mrs.,  281  and  n;   described 

by   Lady  Mary   Wortley   Montagu, 

281  w. 
Vinegar,  75,  415. 
Vint,  John,  shoemaker,  56. 
Virginals,  22,  26. 
Vizicater  plasters,  15. 
Vorie,  Christian,  wife  of  George  Baillie 

of  Jerviswood,  x  and  «. 
John,  in  Balbaird,  x. 

Wabster,  jNIargrat,  cook,  142. 
Wages  of  tradesmen,  etc.     See  Salaries 

and  Wages. 
W^ait   or    Wayte,    Grisell,     136,    279, 

280. 
Walker,  John,  27,  30. 

Nans,  29. 

Wall  paper,  Ixv. 

Wallop,   John.     See  Portsmouth,  earl 

of. 
Walpole,  sir  Robert.     See  Orford,  earl 

of. 
Walston.     See  Baillie,  John. 
Warrender,  Helen  Catherine,  430. 
Wash  balls,  114. 

Washing,  99,  105,  133,  163,  355-359- 
Watch  pawned,  267. 
Water  tax,  42,  47,  58. 
Watson,  James,  tailor,  143. 
Wauchope,    John,     of     Edmonstone, 

63  «. 
Waugh,  John,  77. 
Wedderburn,     James,     merchant     in 

Amsterdam,  386. 
Weems,  David,  29,  45  and  «,  46. 
Robert,  of  Graingemuir,  xv,  45  «, 

430. 
Weights  and  measures,  421  and  «. 
West,  John,  45  and  «. 
Westfauns,  Ixxviii. 
White  (Whett),  major,  escorts  Robert 

Baillie  of  Jerviswood  to  the  Tolbooth, 

xiii. 
Wight,  John,  4,  ic,  13,  64. 

Rob,  142. 

Wigs,  Ixxii,  206,  207,  215,  261,  367, 

,?7?>  377- 
Williams,  Helen,  housemaid,  lii,  156. 
Willis,  Sam,  114. 
Wilson  of  Steapond,  225. 

John,  240. 

Window  tax,  43,  51,  60,  no. 
Windsor,      Thomas,      viscount.       See 

Mountjoy. 
Wines,  416.  See  also  under  Champagne, 

Claret,  etc. 
Winter,  Jamie,  carpenter,  xvi. 
Wirsely,  Benjamin,  219. 


INDEX 


448 


Wood,  Alexander,  carrier,  23,  67,  71, 

79- 
John,  solicitor,  Ixvi. 

Wray,  Cycell,  207,  210. 

Wright,  John,  baker,  loi. 

YouLL,  Andrew,  postillion,  liv. 
Davie,  64. 


Youll,  Helen,  dairymaid,  liv. 

Henry,  71.  74- 

Tarn,    coachman,    xxxix.    Hi,    Hii 

and  w,  liv,  15,  17,  29,  68,  132,  133, 
136,  146  and  ft,  148  and  «,  154,  162, 
280. 

Young,  Robert,  clerk  of  court,  6,  7,  11. 

Younger's  brewery,  415  and  «. 


Printed  by  T.  and  A.  Constable,  Printers  to  His  Majesty 
at  the  Edinburgh  University  Press 


REPORT   OF   THE   TWENTY-FOURTH 

ANNUAL  MEETING  OF  THE 

SCOTTISH    HISTORY    SOCIETY 


The  Twenty-fourth  Annual  Meeting  of  the  Society  was 
held  in  DowelFs  Rooms,  Edinburgh,  on  the  26th  November 
1910, — Mr.  W.  B.  Blaikie  in  the  chair. 

The  Secretary  read  the  Report  of  the  Council  as 
follows : — 

During  the  past  year  ten  members  have  died,  and  ten  have 
resigned  membership. 

Dr.  John  Dowden,  Bishop  of  Edinburgh,  Chairman  of 
Council,  was  so  intimately  associated  with  the  daily  work 
of  the  Society,  and  its  officials  and  other  workers  had  so 
learned  to  lean  on  his  help  and  encouragement,  that  his  death 
is  felt  as  the  greatest  of  the  great  losses  which  the  Society  has 
sustained  in  recent  years.  His  work  on  the  Lindores  and 
Inchaffray  volumes,  invaluable  as  it  is,  represents  only  a 
small  fraction  of  the  Society's  debt  to  him. 

After  filling  the  vacancies,  twenty-four  candidates  for  mem- 
bership remain  on  the  list. 

Except  Craig's  De  Uiiione,  announced  in  the  last  Report  as 
about  to  appear,  no  volume  has  been  issued  since  the  last 
General  Meeting.  Warist07i's  Diary  and  Miscellaneous  Nar- 
ratives relating  to  the  "'45  will  it  is  hoped  be  sent  out  early 
in  1911,  and  the  other  volumes  promised  for  1909-1910,  viz. 
Lady  Grisell  BailUc's  Household  Books,  and  Seajiekl  Corre- 
spondence^ are  well  advanced  at  press. 

The  difficulties  which  have  so  seriously  delayed  the  issue  of 


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The  Scots  in  Poland  will,  it  is  now  hoped,  be  shortly  overcome, 
and  the  vohime  issued  during  the  coming  year. 

For  1910-1911  it  is  intended  to  issue  two  of  the  three 
vokimes  followino; : — 

1.  The  Book  of  the  Accounts  of  the  Granltars  and  Chamber- 
lains of  the  Archhishopric  of  St.  Andrews  during  Cardinal 
Beaton's  tenure  of  the  See,  a.d.  1539  to  1546.  Edited  by 
R.  K.  Han  nay. 

2.  Letter-booh  of  Bailie  John  Stuart,  Merchant  in  Inverness, 
1715-1752.     Edited  by  William  Mackay. 

3.  Miscellany  of  the  Scottish  History  Society,  vol.  3.  This 
will  include,  among  other  items,  selections  from  the  Wardrobe 
Book  of  Edward  i.  for  tiie  33rd  year  of  his  reign  (a.d.  1304-05), 
from  the  original  in  the  British  Museum,  which  contains  a 
great  deal  of  matter  relating  to  Scotland  ;  a  batcli  of  seven- 
teenth-century Haddingtonshire  Trials  for  Witchcraft,  edited 
by  Dr.  Wallace  James;  List  of  PoUable  Persons  in  St. 
Andrews  in  1693,  edited  by  Dr.  Hay  Fleming ;  Papers 
relating  to  the  "15  and  the  "45,  from  the  originals  at  Perth  ; 
and  perhaps  Mr.  Archibald  Constable's  long  promised  trans- 
lation of  Ferrerius"  Histoi'ia  Abbatum  de  Kynlos. 

In  accordance  with  the  resolution  of  last  year's  Meeting,  a 
general  index  to  the  first  series  of  the  Society's  publications  is 
m  preparation,  and  will  in  due  time  be  offered  to  Members. 

There  are  four  vacancies  in  the  Council  to  be  filled  up, 
caused  by  the  election  of  Mr.  Donald  Crawford  as  Chairman  of 
Council,  and  by  the  retirement  in  rotation  of  Sir  James  Balfour 
Paul,  Lord  Guthrie,  and  Mr.  W.  B.  Blaikie.  It  is  recom- 
mended that  Sir  J.  Balfour  Paul  and  Mr.  Blaikie  be  re-elected, 
and  that  the  other  vacancies  be  filled  by  the  appointment 
of  The  Hon.  Hew  Hamilton  Dalrymple  and  Mr.  C.  S. 
Romanes,  C.A. 

The  Accounts  of  the  Hon.  Treasurer,  of  which  an  abstract 
is  appended  hereto,  show  that  the  balance   in  the  Society's 


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favour  on  10th  November  1909,  was  dfi'^TS,  Is.  Id.,  the  income 
for  1909-1910,  1^529,  10s.  9d.,  the  expenditure,  ^^329,  15s. 
lid.,  and  the  credit  balance  on  10th  November  1910,  £611, 
15s.  lid. 

The  Chairman,  in  moving  the  adoption  of  the  Report,  said  : — It 
must  be  a  matter  of  regret  to  the  Society  that  I  should  occupy 
this  place  to-day,  but  our  President,  Lord  Rosebery,  who  has  so 
frequently  given  us  illuminating  addresses  from  this  chair,  is 
perforce  absent  in  the  act  of  making  history,  and  has  naturally 
little  time  for  speaking  about  history.  You  have  before  you  the 
Annual  Report  for  the  current  year.  The  Report  is  short  and 
somewhat  laconic,  but  if  you  examine  it  you  -will  find  that  it 
is  teeming  with  interest.  We  have  this  year  to  deplore  the  death 
of  him  who  was  Chairman  of  Council  from  the  time  Professor 
Masson  left  us  until  this  year.  Bishop  Dowden,  as  you  probably 
are  aware,  was  the  life  and  the  soul  of  the  Council  of  this  Society. 
Mr.  Law  told  us  in  his  last  speech  in  1903  how  the  inception 
of  the  Society  was  that  of  Lord  Rosebery,  who  suggested  its 
establishment  in  a  letter  to  the  Scotsman  nearly  twenty-five  years 
ago,  and  that  his  suggestion  was  first  taken  up  by  Bishop  Dowden, 
Avho  became  chairman  of  a  committee  that  carried  the  prelimi- 
naries through.  The  interest  taken  by  the  Bishop  in  the  Society, 
and  the  counsel  and  assistance  he  ever  gave  to  those  who  were 
doing  historical  work,  can  never  be  forgotten  by  those  who  sought 
his  aid.  He  edited  for  the  Society,  The  Chaiiulari/  of  Lindores, 
and  inspired  and  assisted  in  the  editing  of  The  Charters  of  the 
Abbey  of  Inchaffray.  Strange  to  say,  like  our  first  Secretary, 
Mr.  Law,  Bishop  Dowden  was  not  a  Scotsman  by  birth,  but  like 
Mr.  Law  he  became  a  Scotsman  by  adoption  and  association,  and 
these  two  men  did  as  much  to  further  the  study  of  Scottish 
history  as  any  Scotsman  amongst  us. 

The  Council  have  elected  as  their  Chairman  Sheriff  Donald 
Crawford,  a  gentleman  who  has  given  much  service  to  the  Society 
and  who  has  edited  one  of  its  most  interesting  books. 

It  is  the  custom  of  the  Chairman  at  these  annual  meetings  to 
give  a  slight  foretaste  of  the  bill  of  fare  which  is  offered  to  the 
members  of  the  Society.  I  do  not  think  that  at  any  previous 
meeting  the  Council  have  been  able  to  offer  a  more  tempting 
programme  than  they    have  to-day.       It    is   true  that    only    one 


book  has  been  issued  since  our  last  meeting  (Professor  Terry's 
Translation  of  Craig's  De  Unione),  but  there  are  no  fewer  than 
five  volumes  in  type  awaiting  the  finishing  touches  of  the  various 
editors.  The  volume  of  The  Scots  in  Poland  has  been  pro- 
vokingly  and  unavoidably  delayed  by  the  difficulty  of  verify- 
ing descriptions  and  getting  documents  from  Warsaw,  but  the 
Council  hope  that  these  difficulties  will  be  overcome  in  the 
current  year. 

The  issue  of  The  Diary  of  Johnston  of  Warislon  will  complete  the 
first  series  of  the  Scottish  History  Society's  publications,  and  the 
Council  have  resolved  to  prepare  a  general  index  of  the  whole  of 
the  sixty-one  volumes  comprising  that  series.  This  it  is  hoped  will 
be  issued  to  members  in  the  course  of  the  year,  and  it  is  believed 
that  it  will  be  a  work  of  the  greatest  use  to  students  of  history. 
It  is  possible  that  the  Council  may  print  a  small  extra  edition 
which  may  be  purchased  by  libraries  and  collectors  who  are  not 
members  of  the  Society,  and  thus  extend  the  usefulness  of  the 
Society's  work. 

Of  the  books  promised,  the  first  that  may  be  mentioned  is  The 
Diary  of  Johnston  of  Wariston,  1632-34,  and  again  in  the  moment- 
ous years,  1637-39-  This  book  is  edited  by  Mr.  George  M.  Paul, 
Deputy  Keeper  of  the  Signet,  whose  sympathetic  work  on  a 
Diary  of  Archibald  Johnston,  issued  in  1896,  is  well  known  to 
later  members.  This  new  instalment,  refen-ing,  however,  to  an 
earlier  period,  is  of  absorbing  interest,  for  it  embraces  that 
crucial  period  in  which  Laud's  Service  Book  was  imposed  upon 
the  people  of  Scotland,  and  the  National  Covenant  (practically 
the  work  of  Johnston  himself)  was  prepared  and  signed.  We 
have  here  at  first  hand  this  epoch-making  event  graphically  told 
by  one  of  the  principal  actors.  The  Diary  is,  however,  more  than 
the  mere  relation  of  events ;  it  shows  the  mental  working 
of  a  strange,  nervous,  intensely  religious  Puritan,  full  of  egotism 
and  introspection,  but  whose  whole  soul  is  filled  with  a  desire 
to  walk  closely  with  his  God,  whom  he  consults  and  to  whom 
he  gives  information  on  nearly  every  page  of  the  journal. 
There  have  been  few  portrayals  of  the  real  Covenanter.  The 
Covenanter  of  romance  must  disappear  Avhen  we  read  this  Diary  of 
Johnston  of  fVaristo7i  and  compare  with  it  the  work,  edited  by 
Sheriff  Scott  Moncrieff  twenty-one  years  ago.  The  Narrative  of 
James  Nimmo.      If  the  Scottish  History  Society  had  done  nothing 


else  than  given  these  introspective  memoirs,  showing  the  inward 
working  of  the  Covenanter's  mind,  it  would  have  accomplished 
a  great  work. 

The  Household  Book  of  Lady  Grisell  BaiUie  is  a  volume  edited 
by  Mr.  R.  Scott  Moncrieff  to  be  ready  shortly.  It  gives  the 
daily  expenditure  of  an  aristocratic  family  in  the  last  decade 
of  the  seventeenth  century  and  the  beginning  of  the  eighteenth. 

The  Correspondence  of  the  first  Lord  Seafield,  edited,  from  the 
originals  at  Cullen  House,  by  Mr.  James  Grant  of  Banff,  is  another 
book  of  much  historical  value.  Lord  Seafield  was  Chancellor  of 
Scotland  at  the  time  of  the  Union  ;  it  was  he  who  uttered  the 
historical  obiter  dictum,  '  This  is  the  end  of  an  auld  sang,'  when  the 
last  Scottish  Parliament  accepted  the  Union. 

Then  there  is  a  volume  of  Narratives  relating  to  the  '45  with 
which  I  am  entrusted.  To  me  at  least  they  are  all  full  of  interest. 
They  belong  to  that  type  of  article  classed  as  '  fragments  which 
must  not  perish,'  and  the  incentive  to  the  collection  of  these  is 
the  motto  engraved  on  the  Society's  insignia.  Among  them  is  a 
portion  of  a  mutilated  manuscript  of  John  Murray  of  Broughton 
picked  up  on  the  field  of  Culloden.  There  is  the  narrative 
of  a  Captain  in  Lord  Balmerino's  Horse,  an  Englishman,  occa- 
sionally referred  to  by  historians,  but  which  has  never  before 
been  printed.  There  are  several  narratives  written  by  ministers 
from  various  parts  of  the  country  giving  minute  local  details  to  be 
found  nowhere  else.  There  is  the  apology  of  the  Laird  of  Grant 
for  his  somewhat  ambiguous  conduct  during  the  rising.  There  is 
the  narrative  relating  to  the  capture  of  Edinburgh  and  the  Battle 
of  Prestonpans.  Jack,  its  author,  was  a  writing-master  in  Edin- 
burgh, who  assisted  Professor  M'Laurin  to  prepare  the  defences  of 
the  city,  and  who  attempted  to  assist  Cope's  artillery  at  the  Battle 
of  Prestonpans.  Lastly,  it  contains  a  good  deal  of  narrative  and 
many  accounts  of  secret  service  performed  by  Walter  Grosset, 
Commissioner  of  the  Excise,  who  was  an  active  agent  of  the 
Government  in  the  '45. 

The  programme  for  the  following  year  begins  with  a  volume  by 
Mr.  Hannay  on  the  Accounts  of  the  Granitars  and  Chamberlains  of 
the  Archbishopric  of  St.  Andrews  shortly  before  the  Reformation, 
a  theme  which  has  been  little  written  of,  yet  there  is  no  doubt 
that  it  was  the  inordinate  care  of  the  worldly  goods  of  the 
great  ecclesiastics  that  exasperated  the   nobility  and   commons, 


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and   contributed    largely    to    the    unanimity   of    the    Reforma- 
tion. 

Mr.  Maitland  Thomson  is  collecting  material  for  a  Miscellany 
which  comprises  historical  tit-bits  ranging  over  four  and  a  half 
centuries.  Whether  that  book  will  be  included  in  the  next  year's 
issues  remains  to  be  seen. 

One  work  I  have  left  to  the  last  and  that  is  the  Letter  Book  of 
Bailie  John  Stuart,  to  be  edited  by  Mr.  William  Mackay  of  Inver- 
ness.     The  Society  has  hitherto  had   only    one   book    on    com- 
mercial affairs,  and  this  volume,  giving  the  details  of  a  Highland 
merchant's  business  in  the  early  eighteenth  century,  will  be  of 
much  historical  value.     John  Stuart,  a  bailie  of  Inverness,  who 
was  of  the  family  of  Kinchardine  in  Strathspey,  and  was  related 
to  several  other  Highland  families,  was  a  merchant  in  Inverness 
from  about  the  year  1700  till  1752,    During  that  period  he  carried 
on  an  extensive  trade,  in  all  kinds  of  commodities,  with  Highland 
chiefs  and   Government  garrisons  in   the  Highlands,  as   well  as 
with  Edinburgh,  London,  and  various  parts  of  the  Continental  sea- 
board from  Norway  and  Sweden  to  Venice.     Hugh  Miller  states 
in  his  Scotch  Merchant  of  the  Eighteenth  Centia-y  that  coal  had  not 
found  its  way  into  the  Cromarty  Firth  before  I7o0,  but  we  find 
Bailie  Stuart   bringing  coals  from  Newcastle  thirty  years  before 
this,  probably  even  earlier.     He  owned  about  a  dozen  ships,  some 
of  which  were  built  at  Inverness ;  the  oak  timber  for  these  was 
brought    from     Darnaway    and    Loch    Ness    side,    and    part    of 
the    iron     and    timber    frame  -  work    came    ready    made    from 
Dantzig.     Stuart  was    factor    on    the    Inverness-shire    estates  of 
the  Earl  of  Moray.     His  business  transactions  and  ventures,  his 
successes   and    misfortunes,   are  recorded    in   his   letters,   which 
give    a   vivid    picture    of    the    conditions     under   which    trade 
was    carried    on    in    the    capital   of  the    Highlands    during    the 
first   half    of    the    eighteenth    century.       Among    the     Bailie's 
partners  in  business  was  William  Duff  of  Braco,  afterwards  the 
first  Earl  of  Fife ;  and  his  numerous  customers  and  correspond- 
ents comprised  the  Duke  of  Gordon,  the  Earls  of  Moray,  Seaforth, 
Cromartie,  Sutherland,  and   Caithness,   Lord  Lovat,  Lord  Reay, 
Lord  President  Forbes,  The  Mackintosh,  Lochiel,  Mackintosh  of 
Borlum,   Glengarry,   Stewart  of  Appin,  the   Laird  of  Grant,  Sir 
Alexander  Macdonald  of  Sleat,  MacLeod  of  MacLeod,  General 
Wade,  Captain  Burt,  and  the  Bailie's  cousin,  the  famous  Colonel 


John  Roy  Stuart,  the  Jacobite  soldier  and  poet.  One  of  Stuart's 
descendants  made  his  mark  in  British  history,  for  his  grandson 
was  that  Sir  John  Stuart  who  beat  the  French  at  the  battle  of 
Maida  in  1806,  the  first  British  general  who  defeated  Napoleon's 
veterans  on  European  soil.  With  this  programme  before  you 
I  think  you  will  agree  that  the  Council  is  not  neglecting  the 
interests  of  the  Scottish  History  Society. 

The  motion  w